Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Because the security risk management profession is constantly changing and evolving, it is important for certified INSSA professionals to continually update their competencies and knowledge.

Achieving certification as a Security Risk Management Professional – Country level (SRMP-C) or Security Risk Management Professional – Regional level (SRMP-R) is one important step in the process. Participating in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program demonstrates your commitment to maintaining a standard of practice, enabling organizational program goals, and developing your professional skills through lifelong learning.

SRMP-C and SRMP-R certified members maintain certification by earning and tracking quarter-credits through the CPD Program hosted by our partner, DisasterReady. INSSA has established a process to allocate quarter-credits to a variety of learning opportunities. For example, watching an approved 15-minute podcast will receive 1 quarter-credit while completing an approved 1-hour training will receive 4 quarter-credits.

Requirements to Maintain Certification

SRMP-C or SRMP-R Certified Members Must:

  • Earn 180 CPD quarter-credits (equivalent of 45-hours of learning) within a 3-year period starting on the date of initial certification.
  • OR
  • Retake the certification exam at the end of the 3-year certification period at the level last held. (e.g. a member certified last at SRMP-R will need to only retake the SRMP-R examination)

Professional Development Categories

Certified members will receive CPD quarter-credits when completing qualified activities that correspond to INSSA security risk management competencies as defined in the INSSA Competency Framework.

Given the realities and needs of Security Risk Management Professionals, INSSA created three avenues by which SRMP-C and SRMP-R certified professionals can attain continuing professional development quarter-credits: Continuous Learning, Organizational Development, and Professional Advancement.

There are a variety of learning opportunities to achieve quarter-credits including self-paced online courses, books, videos, webinars, conferences, classroom-based training, work projects, and more.

Certified members are automatically enrolled in the CPD Program and will receive an email from DisasterReady with instructions on how to access the program.  

Access the CPD User Guide to learn more about the CPD Program.