September 2019

New Certification Program: TSCIP

Beginning next month in October, the Secure Technology Alliance will offer a new certification for individuals who need access to secure areas of maritime facilities, vessels or PACS (physical access control systems) using the TSA-mandated identity credential known as TWIC®. 


The Transportation Security Certified Identification Professional (TSCIP) program is a security training  course that leads to a certification recognizing professionals who have knowledge and experience in advanced Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card implementation for access security.

This certification is geared specifically to professionals in the following areas:

  • The Transportation Security Administration TWIC Program Office
  • The U.S. Coast Guard
  • Maritime Facilities Management
  • Maritime Security Facility Officers / Port Police
  • Maritime Facilities PACS Integrators / Vendors 

The certification program is a joint effort between the Alliance and ID Technology Partners, a consulting and technical services organization with renowned TWIC technology experience; it’s another step further in the Alliance’s commitment to training, education and industry knowledge involving the use of strongly authenticated, government-issued identity credentials.

Learn more, and for information on application process, fees and course dates, please contact Randy Vanderhoof.

Forum Educational Webinar: Contactless POS Experience Best Practices

The U.S. Payments Forum is hosting a webinar, Contactless POS Experience Best Practices, on Tuesday, October 8, at 1pm ET/10am PT.


Registration is available at:


Consumers have more opportunities to tap to make a payment: recent initiatives from Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo are putting contactless cards in the hands of consumers and 78 of the top 100 merchants are currently accepting contactless payments. With these major contactless rollouts, tapping to pay is becoming the norm for the everyday U.S. consumer. 


For contactless to really take off, consumers need to learn where, when and how to tap. And while many merchants have enabled contactless capabilities, they may be considering what else they need to equip their sales staff to help their customers use their contactless cards and devices.  The Forum webinar will provide attendees with the best practices for the consumer experience at the contactless POS. 


The webinar will discuss best practices for:

  • Consumer communications at the POS
  • Consumer transaction prompting and flow
  • Cashier training  

Speakers include:  Berke Baydu, Mastercard; TJ Considine, Visa; Randy Vanderhoof, U.S. Payments Forum.


    Upcoming Training and Exam Dates

    Unless noted otherwise, 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/G Training and Exam

    • Oct. 30-31, 2019 (note change in date) 

    CSCIP Training and Exam

    • Nov. 7-9, 2019

    CSEIP Training and Exam

    • Sept. 24-26, 2019
    • Oct. 22-24, 2019
    • Nov. 19-21, 2019
    • Dec. 17-19, 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:

    • Sept. 20, 2019
    • Oct. 18, 2019
    • Nov. 15, 2019
    • Dec. 13, 2019

    Congratulations New Certificants


    • Chris Chapman, Johnson Controls*
    • Sean Eaton, Johnson Controls*
    • Jennifer Hicks, Johnson Controls*
    • Richard Hizon, Johnson Controls*
    • Erik Larsen, Johnson Controls*
    • Stafford Mahfouz, Johnson Controls*
    • Jeffrey Ryder, Johnson Controls*  


    • Aric Ament, BRCI
    • Dorian Budkowski, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.
    • Arne Doimer, Siemens
    • Christian Grohmann, Force Security Solutions
    • Paul Haake, Stanley Security
    • Brett Howard, Integrated Security Solutions
    • John Miranda, USAEO
    • Ryan Nance, Kenton Brothers
    • Scott Napier, Wycliffe Enterprises
    • Christopher Neal, Integrated Security Solutions
    • Duane Poliey, RedTop Group
    • Jason Ramnarine, SMARTnet
    • Tim Scache, FEMA
    • Chris Skinner, Kenton Brothers  

    CSEIP Recertified 

    • Colin Doniger, Department of Homeland Security/Office of the Chief Security Officer
    • Jeffrey Drill, Communications Resource
    • Ken George, Caprock Consulting Group
    • Donald Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security
    • Brian Havekost, Signet
    • David Helbock, XTec
    • Mike Kelley, Parsons Corporation
    • Douglas Kim, Business Integra
    • Osenaga Osagie, Chenega Management
    • Jeff Ryder, Johnson Controls
    • Anthony Shields, Business Integra
    • Blake Smith, Gallagher Group
    • Collin Smith, Communications Resource
    • Chad Stadig, Siemens


     * 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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