The Building Security Council (BSC) was established by professionals in the building security arena with the help of ASCE in November 2005 to address building security issues and to enhance public safety by promoting building security.
The BSC created the Building Security Certified Professional (BSCP) certification to allow building security professionals a way to gain further recognition in the field. The BSCP certification has a comprehensive, multidisciplinary focus on building security that makes it unique in the field. Building security professionals who possess an Architect license, Landscape Architect license, Professional Engineer license, or the ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credentials are encouraged to pursue the BSCP advanced certification.
A BSCP is an individual who is licensed to practice engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture in a United States jurisdiction, or who is certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP). A BSCP thus has demonstrated minimum competence in a specific discipline.
A BSCP also has broad knowledge and understanding of security considerations and can address them effectively in the integrated planning, design, construction, operation, and risk assessment of buildings. In particular, the BSCP is familiar with the building classification and field evaluation procedures described in BSC Building Security Rating System, and has the expertise to apply them within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
The BSCP has demonstrated these capabilities by:
- documenting their initial professional qualification
- agreeing to practice in accordance with the BSCP Code of Ethics, and
- passing the BSCP certification examination.
BSC debuted the BSCP certification examination in November 2006. The first group of BSCPs were announced in February 2007. For more information on the BSCP certification, please visit http://bscp.asce.org/.