January 2020

New TSCIP Certification Program Underway

The Secure Technology Alliance has announced dates for its new certification program, Transportation Security Certified Identification Professional (TSCIP). This is 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 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®).  The security training course leads to a certification that recognizes professionals who have knowledge and experience in advanced TWIC card implementation for access security.


Gerry Smith, who works at ID Technology Partners and is one of the Alliance’s long-term training instructors, recently commended the Alliance for its vision in offering the TSCIP program, adding that “the maritime industry will receive much-needed orientation and guidance with respect to implementing TWIC cards into new or existing maritime physical access control systems.”   


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

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

The program is a joint effort between the Secure Technology Alliance and ID Technology Partners, a consulting and technical services organization with renowned TWIC technology experience.


Questions about the application process or fees? Please contact Randy Vanderhoof.

Secure Technology Alliance Webinar:  Electric Vehicle Charging Payments Innovations

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have seen immense growth in North America.  There are now 18 EV charging networks offering over 28,900 public charging locations with over 87,000 charging outlets in U.S. and Canada.  With this rapid growth, the industry faces challenges in providing drivers with a consistent and easy-to-use payment experience from one EV charging station to the next. The Secure Technology Alliance is hosting a webinar on payment platform innovations for EV charging stations to educate industry stakeholders on new technologies that can address this challenge.


The webinar, “Electric Vehicle Charging Payments Innovations,” will be held on February 5, 2020 at 1pm ET/10am PT. Registration is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4899176826887341569.


Speakers for the webinar are: Jordan Kaplan, UL; Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies; Nick Pisarev, G+D Mobile Security; Barton Sidles, Hubject; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.  The webinar will discuss:

  • The EV charging market and use cases in the U.S.
  • The existing EV charging infrastructure and methods of payments for EV charging stations
  • New capabilities provided by the ISO 15118-2 standard and Plug & Charge
  • The benefits of open payment technology for EV charging

    2020 Payments Summit in Salt Lake City

    The Secure Technology Alliance will hold its 2020 Payments Summit on Feb. 24-27, 2020, at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, UT. The conference will once again be held jointly with the U.S. Payments Forum Member Meeting. If you, your organization or business have an interest or connection to current or future payments of any type, you are encouraged to attend. Both members, and non-members of the Alliance and Forum are invited to register and attend.


    The agenda has been divided into three tracks: Consumer payments – EMV, contactless, and mobile; FinTech, and Transit Contactless Mobility Payments. There will also be plenty of sessions and networking opportunities during breaks and receptions.


    The Summit is one of the only events that provides practical, actionable business and technical information that can be used to develop strategies and plans for implementing trending, and new payments, technologies.

      Upcoming Training and Exam Dates

      Unless noted otherwise, all certification 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

      • March 5-6, 2020 

      CSCIP/P Training

      • Feb. 24, 2020* 

      CSEIP Training and Exam

      • March 24-26, 2020
      • May 26-28, 2020  

      TSCIP Training and Exam

      • Jan. 30, 2020
      • Feb. 27, 2020
      • April 23, 2020

        *CSCIP/P training will be held in Salt Lake City during the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit


      CSEIP Recertification Exams

      Recertification extends the value of the CSEIP certification by demonstrating that the CSEIP certificant is current with new requirements and has refreshed knowledge of the original information. The 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:

      • Feb. 25, 2020
      • April 24, 2020

      Congratulations New Certificants


      • Mike White, IDEMIA 


      • Alex Howard, Tx Systems
      • Carlo Iaboni, Ahold 


      • Kristopher Hough, M.C. Dean
      • Daniel Morris, M.C. Dean
      • Brandon Parker, Star Asset Security 

      CSEIP Recertified

      • Gunvir Baveha, eVigilant.com
      • Ryan Breeden, Pentagon Force Protection Agency
      • Wayne Budd, Johnson Controls
      • Dan Burnell, Signet Technologies
      • Forrest Davenport, ICF International
      • Jeff Deweese, Johnson Controls
      • Sean Eaton, Johnson Controls
      • Clinton Eppler, Cam-Dex Security
      • Clyde Fox, Johnson Controls
      • Mala Grover, Digitronics
      • Cliff Hall, Cliff Hall Consultants
      • Jacob Haymore, Johnson Controls
      • Nathan Hott, Genesis Security Systems
      • Jim Kemp, COLSA Solutions
      • Erik Larsen, Johnson Controls
      • Michael Margolis, Integrated Security Technologies
      • Matthew Martino, Business Integra
      • Marcus Mathis, BL Harbert International
      • Brian Mooney, Genesis Security Systems
      • Dan Morrissey, United Security & Communications
      • Scott O’Neal, Johnson Controls
      • Dwayne M. Pfeiffer, Northrop Grumman IT
      • John Placious, Integrated Security Technologies
      • Mike Plaugher, Johnson Controls
      • Daniel Reilly, Business Integra
      • Doug Ritchey, Communications Resource
      • Roger Roehr, Integrated Security Technologies
      • Brandon Sutphin, Johnson Controls
      • Donald Thomas, BruckEdwards
      • JC Viricochea, Johnson Controls
      • Rob Weaver, Stanley Black & Decker
      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.

      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. 

      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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