August 2018

News and Notes of Interest
  • The Certified System Engineering ICAM PACS material was updated to include new NIST SP 800-116 r1 changes. July’s CSEIP Certification course included the updated material
  • CSCIP suite book of knowledge and related prep course material are updated to reflect current market size and growth
  • New student workstations, new course content and courseware for CSEIP are being readied
  • A closed, government-only CSCIP/G prep course and exam are scheduled for early October
  • The end of August will have seen: 9 CSEIP certification courses; 8 CSEIP recertification classes; 2 CSCIP/G certification courses; and 1 CSCIP/P certification course
  • The number of agencies now requiring the CSEIP Certification continues to expand. The latest is Department of Energy; two staff members participated in the August course and exam
  • The long-distance award goes to Hawaii, where two different system integrators now have CSEIP certified staff members
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. 

    New Certificants


    • Graham Gearhart, XTec
    • Christopher Matthews, XTec
    • Brian O’Rourke, XTec


    • Jeremiah Cerra, Lenel
    • Stephen Clare, Orion Management
    • Fred Conover, Structure Works
    • Martin Fletes, Digital Technologies
    • Sean Harrison, LS3
    • Anthony Iovine, Security 101
    • Richard Krehbiel, Kastle Systems
    • Raine Lactaoen, Integrated Security Technologies
    • Henry Leahy, LS3
    • Omar Lopez, LS3
    • John Murdock, Total Automation Group
    • Richard Orr, Secure Install Solutions

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


      • CSCIP/G Training and Exam, October 16 (training) and October 17 (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:


        2019 CSEIP Training Announced

        The following trainings and exams are being scheduled for 2019; check the CSEIP portion of the website for specifics and updates:

        • Jan. 22-24, 2019
        • Feb. 26-28
        • March 26-28
        • April 23-25
        • May 21-23
        • June 25-26
        • July 23-25
        • Aug. 27-29
        • Sep. 24-26
        • Oct. 22-25
        • Nov. 1921
        • Dec. 17-19
          2019 CSEIP Recertification Dates

          The following dates have been set aside for CSEIP recertification in 2019.  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 and 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.  Check the CSEIP portion of the website for specifics and updates:

          • Jan. 17, 2019
          • Feb.  23
          • March 21
          • April 18
          • May 16
          • June 20
          • July 18
          • Aug. 15
          • Sept. 19
          • Oct. 17
          • Nov. 14
          • Dec. 12

          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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