ASIS Certification Study Group

February 05, 2019 5:00 PM to April 30, 2019 7:00 PM
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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Hello Security Professionals,   

Registration is now open for our 2019 ASIS Chicago Study Group (SG2019).

To register for the Study Group, you may use this Eventbrite Link:


The Study Group begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

The Group is being hosted by our friends at Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL.

Many thanks to our host Mr. EJ Zitkus, CPP, Director of Security, Trump Tower.

Below is a description of the SG and why it's a great opportunity to help you prep and pass the CPP, PCI, and/or PSP. 


Intended Audience: Folks planning to take their CPP, PSP and/or PCI examination in the next 3-6 months. 

ASIS Chicago CPP, PSP and PCI Study Group Overview: 

  • This study group method is a simple and effective study technique. 
  • Our SG provides attendees the opportunity to participate in an informal, practical, and educational learning environment.
  • The SG is effective because participants interact directly with like-minded individuals who possess meaningful, security-related experience, knowledge, and expertise.
  • Attendees also learn how to use the ASIS Possession of Assets (POA) Manual and other source materials to prepare for the rigorous, stressful, and challenging real exams. 
  • Attendees discover new and effective study methods and techniques CPPs, PSPs and PCIs have used to prep for and pass their tests.
  • Attendees also learn which techniques are less effective for passing the test.  



  • Each attendee is assigned multiple, security-related topics to present during the SG. 
  • Attendees prepare and present to the class mulitple 15-20 minute power point presentations to fellow attendees. 
  • During their presentations, attendees also create 20 questions and answers (per topic) from their assigned materials to share with the rest of the SG. (Consider this a "potluck" version of building a test Q&A bank.)
  • These new questions and answers are pooled together to create multiple practice examinations for attendees to use during the remainder of their CPP, PSP and PCI exam prep. 
  • CPPs, PSPs, and PCIs will also attend the SG and give presentations and answers questions about their experiences prepping for, and taking their exam. 


Anticipated Outcome/Benefits:

  • Participating in the SG is like "pre-season football, baseball, or hockey" for test takers. Let's be honest, it's been a while since some of us have been in school or prepped for a serious exam. The SG gradually improves your study habits, concentration skills, and test-taking techniques. 
  • The SG also allows you to network with others who have passed (and failed) their ASIS test; thus, allowing us to learn from their experiences. 
  • ASIS exams are challenging and intense. Few are able to pass the test without serious preparation. I equate it to successfully running a marathon. For most runners, it takes six months of prep to run 26 miles- and live- after crossing the finish line. 
  • This SG offers a similar benefit for those intending to take their test. Using the SG helps you identify your strong and weak areas. 
  • Participating in the SG gradually and consistently improves your test taking abilities and your self confidence. 
  • Taking the practice tests gives you instant feedback on your progress and prep methods. If your practice test scores are not improving, you need to change your methods.    
  • Also, the more "real-world" practice tests you take before your real exam reduces your test day anxiety, stress, and panic. Think of your practice exams as "dress rehearsals" for your real test. 
  • Costs are minimal. 
  • There is no cost for attendance or parking (**Unless the Secret Service secures our parking area for a last-minute POTUS project**).  
  • Attendees who participate in the Study Group and complete their assigned topics will receive a complete copy of all SG materials (power points, practice questions and answers, tips, etc.) . 
  • We ask you to reimburse us for the thumb drive you receive and the other practice materials give attendees ($10.00). You'll receive all the acumulated materials on the last day of class. 
  • Attendees must have their 2019 ASIS, International and local Chicago Chapter dues paid. Local Chapter dues are $20. 


Study Group Details:

Session 1: Tuesday, 2/05, 5-7p (First meeting)

Session 2: Tuesday, 2/12, 5-7p 

Session 3: Tuesday, 2/19, 5-7p 

Session 4: Tuesday, 2/26, 5-7p

Session 5: Tuesday, 3/05, 5-7p

Session 6: Tuesday, 3/12, 5-7p

Session 7: Tuesday, 3/19, 5-7p (Halfway Point)

Session 8: Tuesday, 3/26, 5-7p

Session 9: Tuesday, 4/02, 5-7p

Session 10: Tuesday, 4/09, 5-7p

Session 11: Tuesday, 4/16, 5-7p

Session 12: Tuesday, 4/23, 5-7p (Last meeting).


Materials needed: Computer, Access to Microsoft Powerpoint or equivalent (Keynote for Mac), Access to ASIS International 

Possession of Assets Manual (POA) will be granted to paid members via Chicago Chapter.   


This group is open to CPPs, PSPs and PCIs. Our goal is to help you prep for your exam. 


FYI: This is the only free SG in the Chicago region this year. Seating is reserved and limited

Register today!


Also Seeking CPP, PSP, and PCI Presenters: 

CPPs, PSPs, and PCIs volunteers are needed to present and talk about their prep methods and exam war stories. Presenters will receive CEUs (and a high five from Pj). Please contact Pj if yon can assist. We ask that presenters review their past presentations and update them where appropriate to include current, relevant security-related content. 

Study Group Coordinators:

- Pj Jordan for more information: 

- Chicago PD Sergeant Bob Mihajlov, CPP: