Building Security Certification Program (BSCP)
The threat of terrorism against U.S. buildings and their occupants is very real. There is a well-organized effort underway to improve the security of federal buildings, but much of the information from those programs is justifiably classified. Furthermore, more than 85% of non-residential buildings are neither owned nor leased by the federal government. The efforts to improve the security of state, municipal, and privately owned buildings are largely uncoordinated, ineffective, or nonexistent.
Today, more than ever, a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of building design, construction and maintenance is needed as building projects become increasingly complex. With respect to security, building owners and operators face a daunting matrix of choices, costs, and ill-defined benefits. They generally have no methodology for pursuing a balanced approach to security and no way of measuring the success of any such efforts.
The Building Security Certification Program was established by professionals in the building security arena in November 2005 to address the above issues and to enhance public safety by promoting building security. The mission of the BSCP is to administer and maintain a certification that helps building security professionals evaluate and improve the security of facilities. Our vision is to enhance public safety by promoting building security. The BSCP seeks to accomplish this mission through its Building Security Certified Professional (BSCP™) credential. In addition to these core offerings, AEI is offering an Online Learning Center for anyone who is pursuing a BSCP or just interested in learning more about building security.
It is the BSCP's vision that by fulfilling its mission the BSCP will promote greater building security and thus enchance public safety.