May 2019

Hardware and Technical Updates Made to CSEIP Program

Over the last few months, updates and changes to the CSEIP program have been implemented, and feedback has been positive from those taking the certification course. 



  • New PIV and PIV-I GSA test cards were procured and are now being used. This small change has had a significant impact on the student workstations
  • Trust paths are different from previous versions; to properly use the new cards, new trust paths were built and tested in student workstations used for the hands-on portion of the certification course
  • New material, with updated screen shots and procedures, were created, and the material was tested in the 20 student workstations
  • Students participating in the CSEIP certification course are now experiencing both a client server environment as well as practicing on both a 13.01 and 13.02 system that is engineered with the traditional third-party hardware integration (HID PAM) and a 13.02 approach, where the Certificate Validation System is created by the PACS system manufacturer.  Additional manufacturers have expressed interest in having their solutions used for the CSEIP certification

If anyone has questions about the updates, please feel free to contact Lars Suneborn at

Upcoming Training and Exam Dates

Unless otherwise noted, CSCIP and CSEIP trainings will be held at The Training Center at Identification Technology Partners, Inc., 12 S Summit Ave #110, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.


CSCIP Training and Exam 

  • June 13-14, 2019
  • Nov. 7-9, 2019 

CSCIP/G Training and Exam 

  • June 6-7, 2019
  • Oct. 10-11, 2019 

CSEIP Training and Exam

  • June 25-27, 2019
  • July 23-25, 2019
  • August 27-29, 2019
  • Sept. 24-26, 2019 

    CSEIP Recertification Exams

    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 live, online, instructor-led review course is four hours, from 11 a.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET. The hour-long exam follows, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.


    Upcoming recertification dates:

    • June 28, 2019
    • July 26, 2019
    • Aug. 16, 2019
    • Sept. 20, 2019
    • Oct. 18, 2019
    • Nov. 15, 2019
    • Dec. 13, 2019

    Congratulations New Certificants


    • Mark Vita, Department of State


    • Adam Ashbee, American Express
    • Oluseyi Ainenehi, UL
    • Phillip Davidson, CPI Card Group
    • Kyle Nahrgang, First Data
    • Keith North, CPI Card Group
    • Rebecca Speck, Discover
    • Jerrin Thomas, UL
    • Alex Zamaskov, Sole Proprietorship


    • Glen Ballew, Security Install Solutions*
    • Dustin Mastay, Security Install Solutions*
    • Cameron Paul, Security Install Solutions*
    • Ryan Todd, Security Install Solutions*
    • Jared Wischkowski, Security Install Solutions*
    • Dean Alcorn, Netsync Network Solutions
    • Alexander Henry, Minuteman Security Technologies
    • Thomas Kirchman, Signet Technologies
    • Richard Mofor, Condortech Services
    • Katherine Parker, Defender Security and Communication Company
    • Joseph Peltier, Johnson Controls
    • Russell Swartz, Security 101

    CSEIP Recertified

    • Brent Arnold, XTec
    • Jacob Cangelosi, Secure Mission Solutions
    • Richard Case, Systems Engineering     
    • Susan Doherty, Security Install Solutions
    • Edgar Freeze, Security Install Solutions
    • Derrick Parker, Defender
    • Jefferson Tross, Versar
    • Paul Wojdynski, Controlled Key Systems

     * Denotes corporate exam. For more information, contact Randy Vanderhoof

    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.

    CSCIP Notes and Resources
    • 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
    • Download CSCIP Certification Application – Fillable Word FormPDF
    • Download CSCIP, CSCIP/G and/or CSCIP/P Exam Registration and Documentation Order Form – Fillable Word Form, PDF
    • Visit the CSCIP portion of the website for more information
    CSEIP Notes and Resources

    Unless otherwise noted, CSEIP training and exams will take place at The Training Center at Identification Technology Partners, located at 12 S Summit Ave in Gaithersburg, MD. Recertification is online only.

    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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