5.11.21 – SSI Staff -SILVER SPRING, Md.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has launched online resources in support of the new Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) program.
Developed by SIA with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers, the SICC is intended for security industry professionals who perform or provide technical support for the installation, networking, configuration and/or specifying of electronic security/low-voltage technology devices.
These individuals may be involved in security integration projects as an installer or technician who aspires to become a lead technical support manager or engineer, while others may consult on security project specifications or provide direct oversight of technical security system installations.
“The new SICC was born out of the recognition that the security of installed systems depends on the knowledge and qualifications of those who install and configure them. This certification is an important step in the provisioning of cyber-secure systems,” states Ray Coulombe, managing director, Security Specifiers.
To be eligible for the SICC exam, a candidate must have a minimum of two years of experience directly related to or technically supporting the installation, networking, configuration and/or specifying of electronic security/low-voltage technology devices. Because of the diverse background of security industry professionals, there are no education prerequisites for earning the SICC credential.
All applications are subject to audit, whereby applicants are required to provide supporting documentation verifying the required years of experience. Applicants can register for the program beginning in June.
To learn more about the program, including how to apply, program costs, testing topics and more, SIA will present a virtual information session on May 25. A SICC Candidate Handbook that details eligibility requirements, fees, exam process, what the certification tests, recommended study materials, how to prepare, how to maintain your certification and more is available here.