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Sensitive Security Information, Certified®

About the SSI Certification Program

Every day our homeland is under attack by those who would misuse sensitive security information (SSI) in a harmful way. For centuries, spies and traitors have inflicted great damage by exploiting sensitive documents. One lesson history teaches is that espionage flourishes when authorities fail to protect sensitive information.

Now more than ever we need homeland security professionals able to actualize and implement concrete strategies to keep sensitive security information safe. The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, CHS® proudly sponsors the Sensitive Security Information, Certified (SSI) certification program for just this purpose.

Designed by experts in SSI, this certification program is intended for professionals who are currently, or will be, in a position that involves handling sensitive security information. The SSI certification program recognizes those who hold current certification knowledge and abilities in the following areas: good information practices, the psychology of spies, methods to detect potential betrayal, methods for handling sensitive information, the establishment of security plans for sensitive information, and monitoring techniques such as the use of closed-circuit video cameras.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship (waived for members of the U.S. military)
  • Agreement to uphold the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) Code of Conduct
  • At least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge from the U.S. military (for U.S. veterans only)
  • Neither a record of disciplinary action from any state, province or territory, or licensing or certification board within the past 10 years nor a subject under any such investigation
  • Two years of experience in the field of sensitive security information

SSI Certification Program Requirements

The assessment component of the SSI program is a certification exam that covers critical aspects of SSI.
To maintain SSI certification, those with SSI designation are required to obtain 30 Certification Maintenance Units (CMU) per three-year recertification cycle.

Start the process to earn recognition for your unique skill set in SSI by applying today!

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