May 2018

Successful Webinar Series Concludes

The Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council held a six-part webinar series on how to plan, procure and implement PIV-enabled physical access control systems (PACS) for government facilities. The series was created for systems engineers, facility managers, physical security personnel, and other government facilities’ stakeholders. The six sessions were led by industry and government experts, and covered the following topics:

Recordings of the completed webinars are available by visiting this page and scrolling down to the specific webinar you’re interested in viewing.

Updated Workstations Coming Soon

Individuals will soon be able to use updated workstations for the hands-on portion of the CSEIP certification program. The new workstations incorporate PACS (Physical Access Control Systems) that have been tested by the GSA evaluation program and included on the APL (Approved Product List).  

This new equipment will allow test takers to see and use both of the GSA APL system topologies. Look for more information on this soon.

New Resources Available

We encourage you to take a look at the many Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum educational resources available to you.

  • Recordings of the six Educational Institute and Access Control Council webinars, How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled PACS.  The webinar series covered a broad set of topics including:  facility characterization and risk management; establishing the project scope; developing the procurement strategy; implementing the solution; and use cases and lessons learned
  • Recording of the Identity Council webinar, Identity on a Mobile Device. The webinar provided information for organizations looking to understand and accept mobile identity credentials and highlighted two use cases: mobile driver’s licenses and PIV derived credentials
  • Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) 101: A Primer white paper, published by the Secure Technology Alliance Mobile Council.  The white paper provides an educational resource on the TEE and relevant use cases.
  • EMVCo Payment Account Reference (PAR): A Primer white paper, published by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council. The white paper provides a primer on the EMVCo PAR, documents expected use cases for the PAR, and describes the impact of PAR implementation on key payments ecosystem stakeholders
  • Contactless Payments: Proposed Implementation Recommendations white paper, published by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council.  The white paper discusses the challenges of issuing, accepting and processing ISO/IEC 14443/Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless transactions and provides best practices and guidance to help the market work through pre-EMV and post-EMV challenges and to promote contactless issuance and acceptance
  • Mobile and Digital Wallets: U.S. Landscape and Strategic Considerations for Merchants and Financial Institutions white paper, published by the U.S. Payments Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee. The white paper provides guidance for merchants and issuers looking to understand the key factors and considerations for developing a mobile or digital wallet strategy
  • Mobile and Contactless Payments Requirements and Interactions resource, published by the U.S. Payments Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee.  The resource describes how mobile and contactless payments requirements are collected from mobile/contactless payments ecosystem stakeholders
  • EMV Testing and Certification White Paper: Current Global Payment Network Requirements for the U.S. Acquiring Community white paper update, published by the U.S. Payments Forum Testing and Certification Working Committee.  The white paper discusses the most up-to-date requirements and processes from the global payment networks, includes testing and certification requirements for Quick Chip and M/Chip Fast implementations, and includes information on contactless EMV certification and testing processes
  • Merchant and Issuer Error Data Collection Forms resource, published by the U.S. Payments Forum. The forms were developed to assist issuers, issuer processors, merchants, acquirers and acquiring processors with gathering information in a consistent way with sufficient details to help determine the source of errors


    New Certificants


    • Rich Anderson, PSG
    • Kenneth Becker, Integrated Access System
    • Kenneth Butler, Williams Electric
    • Paul Cabrera, S.E.G.
    • Fred Conover, Structure Works
    • Phil Donatone, Williams Electric
    • Jeffrey Drill, Communications Resource
    • Clinton Eppler, Cam-Dex Security
    • Kristofer Fannon, PowerComm
    • Jeremy Freeze-Skret, Prometheus Security Group Global
    • Courtney Gant, Communications Resource
    • Sean Harrison, LS3
    • Kevin Houle, Identiv
    • Stephen Kellar, Defense Contract Management Agency
    • Henry Leahy, LS3
    • Omar Lopez, LS3
    • Jorge Medina, Johnson Controls
    • Tony Padilla, ALLCOM GS
    • Luke Pasqualucci, Communications Resource
    • Brian Platenburg, General Services Administration
    • Cody Privette, Hunt Electric
    • Kristoff Schalnder, Johnson Controls
    • Collin Smith, Communications Resource
    • Michael Smith, Surveillance One
    • Daniel Stafford, General Services Administration
    • William Stewart, Convergint
    • Kara Yosten, General Services Administration


    •  Brian Havekost, SigNet Technologies  


    • Sidhartha Chakrabarty, American Express
    • Scott Corbridge, Community Transit
    • Subhashini Golamari, ICPS Mauritius
    • Durwood Graddy, TSYS
    • Robert Jensen, Community Transit
    • Karin Searcy, TSYS
    • Santhi Sista, Amazon
    • Alan Whittlemore, American Express

    To make arrangements for a group of employees to take a corporate exam, or more information on “On the Road” training, please contact Lars Suneborn at

      Upcoming Training and Exam Dates

      Unless noted otherwise, CSCIP trainings will be held at the National Center of Advanced Payments and Identity Security located in Crystal City, just outside of Washington, D.C. at 2900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia.


      • CSCIP/G Training and Exam, May 15, 2018 (training) and May 16 (exam)


      •  CSCIP/P Training and Exam, September 11, 2018 (training) and September 12 (exam)


      •  CSCIP Training and Exam, November 13 (training) and November 14 (exam)

      CSCIP Exam Grading

      Applicants must receive a passing (70% correct) grade on all parts of the exam to receive a CSCIP, CSCIP/G or CSCIP/P certification. Notification of grades will be sent approximately two weeks after completing the exam.

      More resources:


      The following trainings and exams are all scheduled at the National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security: 

      • CSEIP Training and Exam, May 22-25, 2018
      • CSEIP Training and Exam, June 19-21, 2018
      • CSEIP Training and Exam, July 24-26, 2018
      • CSEIP Training and Exam, Aug. 28-30, 2018

      More resources:

      CSEIP Recertification

      Last June, the Secure Technology Alliance began offering a recertification program for CSEIP recipients.  Recertification extends the value of the CSEIP certification by demonstrating that the CSEIP certificant is current with new requirements and refreshes knowledge of the original information.  This is online, instructor-led, and is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET. The hour-long exam follows, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      •  May 10, 2018
      • June 7, 2018
      • July 19, 2018
      • August 23, 2018

      More resources:

      See Who Is Certified
      View the complete list of CSCIP and CSEIP members. You can sort the list by individual name, company name, or date of certification.
      Promote Your Certification
      If you have a CSCIP or CSEIP designation, be sure to promote your certification in your signature in all of your email and hard copy correspondence, as well as on business cards and letterhead. If you need a copy of a specific logo credential, please email Shelbey Votapek to request one.

      About This Newsletter

      The Training & Certification Newsletter is a quarterly publication for members of the Secure Technology Alliance Leadership, Education and Advancement Program (LEAP) and CSCIP and CSEIP recipients. LEAP is an online, members-only organization for smart card professionals that advances education and professional development. The CSCIP and CSEIP programs are Secure Technology Alliance training and certification programs for industry professionals. We encourage you to visit the LEAP, CSCIP and CSEIP portions of our website for news and updates. Thank you for your membership and interest, and please email us with any suggestions for future content.
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