Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
September 6, 2018

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Certified Technical Security Professionals Register invites wider range of applicants as it celebrates first birthday

The Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register has attracted more than 500 applications from engineers, contractors and vendors 12 months on from its launch.

Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of Linx International Group, launched the register to help buyers of fire and security services find properly accredited, competent professionals. In doing so, they hoped to make it easier for competent professionals to win contracts and harder for rogue traders to do likewise.

The register, which is publicly searchable, has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).

“We are proud to support the CTSP Register to promote the technical competency and professionalism our security personnel have to offer,” said David Wilkinson CTSP, director of technical services at BSIA.

“Such recognition is important in ensuring the fire and security industry can demonstrate its proposition as an attractive career path to what is a highly technical and diverse industry sector.”

In June, the register’s scope was widened to make auditors and consultants who fulfil technical roles in electronic security and fire systems eligible for inclusion. Engineers and consultants with relevant experience, but who lacked recognised industry qualifications, were also given ‘Vocational Application Pathway’ to the  register thanks to a Tavcom collaboration with SSAIB.

“There is a real appetite across the security and fire sectors to raise standards,” said CTSP Registrar Kevin Matthew. “The CTSP Register is being seen as a way for professionals with the right qualifications and experience to be recognised for their dedication to technical best practice, and hopefully that translates into winning more business.”

All CTSP applications are assessed by the Registration Manager and successful applicants appear on the register. The application process takes place online and costs £25, with a £50 annual fee payable on acceptance.

Find out more about the Certified Technical Security Professionals Register.


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