A.S.E.T. The Academy

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We are the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, an organization of security professionals dedicated to explore the large spectrum of issues confronting the security field. We meet to discuss, to design, to develop, and to exchange thoughts and ideas in an open forum.


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The Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (ASET) was founded in 1980 as a non-profit professional society. The current membership of hundreds of men and women includes: academics, trainers, students, law enforcement and government officials from National, State and local agencies; self-employed professionals; and security officers, supervisors and directors from major international corporations, banks, transportation industry,security service organizations, communications, energy, retail, chemicals, insurance, petroleum and utility companies.

All members benefit from this wide interaction and are joined together for a common purpose... to enhance the security profession.

The purpose for the founding of the Academy is to assist in the proper growth and development of security education and training, and is best expressed through Article Two of the Bylaws of the Academy:


  • Promoting establishment of security degree program and training courses.
  • Aiding curriculum development.
  • Serving as a resource for legislative bodies considering regulatory action.
  • Sponsoring basic and applied research
  • Facilitating dialogue between teachers, trainers and practitioners.
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Read the following about the benefits of being a member of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, then apply for membership.

Our Benefits:

  • To participate in an organization whose official publication the “The Journal of Applied Security Research: Prevention and Response in Asset Protection, Terrorism and Violence”, presents cutting edge security information, new and changing educational training programs and developments in security.
  • Members receive discounts on their registration fee for the Certified Security Trainers(C.S.T.) program.
  • An annual conference of three days duration is conducted, featuring training programs and presentations by internationally recognized security authorities from colleges and universities, government, corporate security training operations and private training centers.
  • The Academy awards research grants on topics and areas of interest in the field of security.
  • An opportunity to participate in the professional enhancing of the security field through participation in establishing the science of security.
  • Members contribute to issues concerning the direction and future path security professionals are experiencing.
  • Members share research and development techniques.
  • Members receive announcements of interest on contemporary activities, completed research and training information.
  • All members receive membership cards, are awarded membership certificates.
  • Employment opportunities and job-exchange information are available.
  • All members qualify for committee membership and activities, and are eligible to hold office in the association.
  • Security training "networking" and communications are maintained through a secretariat office.
  • An opportunity to participate with the International Security Round Table Members.
  • Nominees who receive annual designations as Fellow of the Academy are awarded suitable personalized recognition.
  • Representation at all major security conferences.

In addition to all-year round activities of membership and committee meetings, the annual conference is conducted each spring and the Certified Security Training (C.S.T.) Program in the summer.

Our Eligibility Requirements

Membership in the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (ASET) is open to all individuals of good character who have demonstrated a positive interest in the Academy and its goals, and in the improvement of security education and training. All ASET members in good standing are entitled to all membership privileges, including the right to vote at stated or called ASET membership programs.

The business of ASET is managed by a twelve member Board of Directors and the elected officers of the association, who are elected bi-annually to the positions of: President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President for Academics, Vice-President for Training, Vice-President for Certification, and a Secretary/Treasurer.

Permanent Committees of the Academy are:

  • Executive Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Legislation Committee
  • Placement Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Certification Committee
  • Program Development Committee
  • Fellowship Committee
  • Educational Research Committee

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