Tavcom Training, the operators of the professional Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) will announce at IFSEC International 2018, that the Register now recognises Auditors and Consultants, and details of a new Vocational Application Pathway onto the Register will be highlighted.

The Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) was officially launched in September 2017.

Industry feedback has led to the inclusion of two additional registration categories: Auditors and Consultants. Individuals can now register as an Engineer, Auditor or Consultant in one or more of the original four core disciplines, comprising Video Surveillance Systems, Intruder and Hold-Up Alarms, Access Control Systems and Fire Detection Systems.

A Vocational Application Pathway has been introduced for individuals (Engineers or Consultants only) who do not hold recognised industry qualifications, but who can evidence relevant security systems experience. Both the standard qualification and vocational pathways have been developed in partnership with the SSAIB, an endorsing body for the CTSP.

CTSP Registrar, Kevin Matthew, states: “We believe these enhancements to the registration process provide additional opportunities for Consultants and Auditors to be justifiably recognised for their specialist skills and is a further step to professionalisation of the sector. The stringent checks undertaken to validate applicants prior to registration, provide confidence for customers and employers and will raise professional standards in the technical security industry.”

SSAIB Training Manager, Trevor Jenks comments: “I’m delighted that we can demonstrate our support for the CTSP programme in this way as it is really important to recognise the technical expertise of installers in our industry. The CTSP professional registration recognises the competence and experience of our SSAIB auditors, enhancing their existing auditing qualifications and differentiating them from solely management-based activities.”

Jenks added: “All future SSAIB auditors will go through CTSP registration when they join, ensuring that our high standards in technical auditing are maintained and recognised for many years to come.”

All CTSP applications are strictly assessed by the Registration Manager, to ensure only those with the necessary credentials are admitted to the Register. The publicly searchable Register lists Registrants, their role and the disciplines they are qualified in, enabling end users and employers to confidently select a qualified technical security professional.

The CTSP application process is conducted online and costs £25, with a £50 annual registration fee payable upon successful admittance to the Register. Part of a certified professional network, Registrants can use the CTSP post-nominals (e.g. John Smith CTSP) and are permitted to use the CTSP logo on promotional materials.

For more information about the Certified Technical Security Professional Register visit: www.ctsp.org.uk