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Butler becomes CSyP

SIA chief executive Bill Butler was admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals on December 9 after his interview with Garry Evanson CSyP and Bill Wyllie CSyP.

The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was created by the Security Institute on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) in 2011. Applicants have to be making a strategic contribution to security, and go through an assessment process with candidates having to prove they have reached a minimum competence level in each of five defined areas – security knowledge, practical skills, leadership, communications, and professional commitment.

Once admitted registrants are allowed to use the postnominal CSyP and must comply with a Code of Professional Conduct, hold professional indemnity insurance (individually or via their employer), and complete continuous professional development each year, to keep the qualification. To date there have been applicants from the UK, Australia, USA, Abu Dhabi, Tunisia, Dubai, Czech Republic and Spain. Typically applicants are employed by security service providers, public sector employees, consultants or heads of security/senior security managers. The Register saw 30 admitted this year.

CSPRA, the Registration Authority chaired by Lord Carlile CBE QC, which is responsible for setting criteria and standards for Chartered Security Professionals, this year reviewed the competency requirements, so that key individuals working strategically for the development and benefit of the Security profession were eligible for acceptance onto the Register.

Security Institute Chairman Emma Shaw, CSyP said: ‘I’d like to offer my congratulations to Bill who joins a very prestigious group of security professionals. The Register of Chartered Security Professionals represents the gold standard in professionalism in the security industry. CSyPs demonstrate an ongoing commitment to demonstrable excellence in work and business that sets them apart from security practitioners. When we launched our Manifesto for Professional Security in November we stressed the importance of creating a broad awareness of security as a profession and the Register is a key component of this effort.”

Bill Butler, CSyP said: “I have found the admission process to be challenging and rewarding, and I am very pleased and proud to be admitted as a Chartered Security Professional. This reflects my own, and the SIA’s, commitment to the development of professional standards in the security industry.”


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