09 April 2019
The Security Event 2019: New CTSP register offers instant credibility for security professionals
All technical security professionals should consider joining the newly established Register of Certified Technical Systems Professional (CTSP) to demonstrate their professionalism and enhance their career opportunities. That was the message from David Gill, Chartered Security Professional Group Managing Director at the Linx International Group, on the first morning of The Security Event 2019 at the NEC Birmingham.
The CTSP was formed as a means of recognising the competency of technical security professionals fulfilling roles in the security and fire systems sectors. The register enables consumers, employers and contractors to search the register to validate professional competence, demonstrating their commitment to their profession.
Registered individuals are able to display their status via certificates and badges and livery for vehicles – and they can put the post-nominal ‘CTSP’ after their name. Anyone looking for qualified professionals can easily search the CTSP website where individuals are listed alongside their registered competencies – in CCTV (analogue or IP), Access Control, Intruder Alarms or Fire Detection Systems.
CTSP registration is open to security installers, engineers, integrators, auditors and consultants. All applicants must demonstrate minimum levels of qualifications and technical expertise, including safety and practical skills, alongside character references and a willingness to sign up for a code of conduct.
The CTSP is endorsed by the British Security Industry (BSIA) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), as well as the Security Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) in Dubai.
“Be proud of your professionalism, get recognised and get registered – that’s our message,” Gill said. “CTSP registration is a fantastic and very clear means for registrants to demonstrate their competence, and that’s appealing to both customers and potential employers.
“It offers professional recognition, peer recognition and professional networking opportunities. That’s important in the absence of a regulation process across the security systems industry, where there is an expectation, despite that regulatory absence, that standards will continue to be raised.”
The CTSP register has been created through training provider Tavcom, whose qualified staff administer the scheme. Application and administration is via a simple web-based interface. CTSP registration costs £25 to apply with an annual renewal fee of £50. Find out more by visiting the CTSP site at www.ctsp.org.uk.