Webinar: How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled Physical Access Control System

The Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council is holding a six-part webinar series on how to plan, procure and implement PIV-enabled physical access control systems (PACS) for government facilities. The series was created for systems engineers, facility managers, physical security personnel, and other government facilities’ stakeholders. Registration for the third webinar, “Establishing Project Scope,” on January 11, 2018 at 2pm ET/11am PT, is open; previous webinar recordings are available.

CSEIP Program Updates

During 2017, the Secure Technology Alliance welcomed 94 new CSEIP Certified System Engineers and congratulate 83 current CSEIP Engineers who maintained their credentials through the CSEIP Recertification program. The 2018 year looks like it will be busy, with increased pressure on Federal agencies to comply with current requirements.

The Alliance is partnering with GSA to offer a training and certification exam at GSA’s headquarters in Fort Worth, TX, on March 6-8, 2018. Federal and non-federal organizations are invited to participate.

Upcoming CSEIP Training and Exam Dates

The following trainings and exams are all scheduled at the National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security:

  • CSEIP Training and Exam, Jan. 23-25, 2018
  • CSEIP Training and Exam, Feb. 13-15, 2018
  • CSEIP Training and Exam, March 6-8, 2018, GSA offices, Fort Worth, TX*
  • CSEIP Training and Exam, March 20-22, 2018
  • CSEIP Training and Exam, April 24-26, 2018

*This additional certification course is open to any federal and non-federal organizations. There are still a few slots left, with registration available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact lsuneborn@securetechalliance.org to reserve your spot.

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CSEIP Recertification

In June 2017, the Secure Technology Alliance began a required recertification program for CSEIP recipients. 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. Certifications for CSEIPs who qualified in 2014 and 2015 expire on December 31, 2017. CSEIP certifications issued in 2016 will expire on December 31, 2018. The dates for upcoming online instructor-led recertification courses and exams a listed below, starting at 10 a.m. ET – 2 p.m. ET. The hour-long exam follows, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • January 19, 2018
  • February 9, 2018
  • March 8, 2018

For complete information on recertification, including additional 2018 exam dates and fees, visit https://www.securetechalliance.org/activities-cseip-recertification/ or click here.

New Certificants


  • Jason Adams, U.S. Marshal Service
  • Rich Anderson, PSG Global
  • Dan Burnell, Convergint Technologies
  • Jon Bybee, Parsons Corporation
  • Jeffrey Drill, Communications Resource, Inc.
  • Sean Eaton, Johnson Controls
  • Eric Eddy, Johnson Controls
  • Clinton Eppler, Cam-Dex Security Corp.
  • Edgar Freeze, Security Install Solutions
  • Courtney Grant, Communications Resource, Inc.
  • Jason Greenwood, HEI Security
  • Jose Hernandez. OmniTech Services
  • Eric Johnson, U.S. Marshal Service
  • Stephen Kellar, Defense Contract Management Agency
  • Richard McGinnis, Security Install Solutions
  • Jorge Medina, Tyco Integrated Security
  • Mark Meredith, U.S. Marshal Service
  • Barry Mims, OmniTech Services
  • Scott O’Neal, Johnson Controls
  • Tom Owens, E2 Optics
  • Luke Pasqualucci, Communications Resource, Inc.
  • Cheri Pool, Integrated Environments
  • David Raymond, Trofholz Technologies
  • Sean Reynolds, U.S. Marshal Service
  • Richard Shafer, Xpect Solutions
  • Collin Smith, Communications Resource, Inc.
  • Brandon Sutphin, Johnson Controls
  • Jason Vonheeder, MEI Systems Integrators
  • Rob Weaver, Stanley Black & Decker

LEAP Adds 2017 Conference Proceedings

The LEAP members-only site has been updated with all presentations from Secure Technology Alliance conferences in 2017, cataloged by topic. Presentations are available for the 2017 Payments Summit (Orlando, FL – March 28-30), Securing Federal Identity 2017 (Washington, DC – June 6) and IoT Payments 2017 (Austin, TX – October 10-11).

2017 CSCIP Program Updates

In the past year, the CSCIP program added:

  • 17 CSCIP recipients
  • 10 CSCIP/Government recipients
  • 17 CSCIP/Payment recipients

Newly certified for the last quarter:


  • Crisanto Cafirma, American Express
  • Benedict Pang, American Express


  • Don Fuller, Department of Treasury
  • Rebecca Jackson, XTec*


  • Wade Cliatt, TSYS*
  • Chris Fullerton, TSYS*
  • Sheila Harper, TSYS*
  • Kristen Lothspeich, TSYS*
  • Mike Monnie, TSYS*
  • Juan Morro, TSYS*
  • Ken Murphy, TSYS*
  • Heather Murray, TSYS*
  • Brittney Packard, TSYS*
  • William Powell, TSYS*
  • Li Zhou, Ingenico Canada

*Denotes corporate exam. To make arrangements for a group of employees to take a corporate exam, please contact Lars Suneborn at lsuneborn@securetechalliance.org

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.

Upcoming CSCIP 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. Please check the website for the complete list of dates for 2018.


  • CSCIP Training and Exam, March 27, 2018 (training) and March 28 (exam)


  • CSCIP/G Training and Exam, February 6, 2018 (training) and February 7 (exam)


  • CSCIP/P Training and Exam, March 26, 2018 (training) and March 27 (exam), 2018 Payments Summit Conference, Orlando, FL

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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.

New Industry Knowledge Resources

We encourage you to take a look at the many Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum educational resources available to you, including resources exclusively available for LEAP members, CSCIP recipients and CSEIP recipients.

Recordings of two Access Control Council webinars, “ How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled PACS: Part 1,” held on October 19, and “ Facility Characterization and Risk Assessment,” held on November 30

Implementation Considerations for Contactless Payment-Enabled Wearables” white paper, published by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council. The white paper provides an educational resource on the wearables landscape focusing on ISO/IEC 14443/secure element-based implementations and discusses key considerations for implementing payments in wearables

IoT and Payments: Current Market Landscape” white paper, published by the Payments Council and IoT Security Council. The white paper outlines the current market landscape for implementing payments with IoT devices and provides guidance for developing IoT applications that will include payment

EMV Troubleshooting Guide for ATM Owners and Operators” white paper, published by the U.S. Payments Forum ATM Working Committee. The white paper provides recommendations to help ATM owners/operators prevent some common transaction problems, and offers suggestions for troubleshooting problems when they do occur
Petroleum Industry: EMV Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs), published by the Forum Petroleum Working Committee. The FAQ was developed to provide a common, consistent understanding of EMV issues in the U.S. retail petroleum industry

Accepting EMV Chip Payments at the Fuel Pump,” webinar recording held by the Forum Communications and Education Working Committee and Petroleum Working Committee. The webinar provided small petroleum and convenience store merchants with an overview of EMV and detailed information on how to implement chip technology at the pump efficiently and effectively.

Mobile and Contactless Payments Glossary,” published by the Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee.

Technical Solution for Transit Contactless Open Payments Use Case 1: Pay As You Go/Card,” published by the Forum Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee. The white paper provides technical solution guidance for implementing transit contactless open payments use cases with contactless EMV cards.

The U.S. Payments Forum also published updates to several publications

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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