Section III – OCP Recertification Credit Schedule

*Amended by the OPS Professional Standards Committee on July 23rd 2012

Activity

Credits per Activity

Maximum Allowable Credits per Year

A. Recruiting New membership in OPS

1 per approved new member*

5*

B. Educational Programs and Courses

 

 

1. Attendance at each OPS or National OPSEC Annual Seminar

1

2

2. Attendance at other chartered security organization’s national/annual conference/seminar of 2 days or more

1

1

3. Attendance at an OPS sponsored workshop or course of one day or more

1/day

3

4. Attendance at an OPS Regional, Chapter or similar level of other chartered security organization’s seminar or workshop

1/day

3

5. Successful completion of a security related course at an accredited college or university

1 per credit hour

6

6. Attendance at OPS recognized courses presented by the government or private organizations

1/day

No limit

7. Attendance at OPS chapter/headquarters activities which include some educational content (e.g. luncheons/dinners with guest speakers)

1/2

2

C. Service in a chartered OPSEC or security organization of association*

4

4

1. Each year served as an officer of OPS; or as an officer of a chartered security organization or association 1+1

2

2

2. Each year served as a member of OPS Board of
Directors; other than as an officer; or as a Board member of a chartered security organization 1 + 1

2

2

3. Each year served as an OPS Standing or continuing committee member or Standing committee member of a chartered security organization 1 + 1

2

2

4. Each year as an OPS Chapter officer; or local officer of a chartered security organization 1 + 1

2

2

5. Each year served as an OPS Chapter Standing or Continuing Committee member or Standing committee member of a local chartered security organization 1 + 1

2

2

D. Speeches, Instructions, and Other Program Participation **

 

 

1. Appearances as an instructor, seminar or workshop leader which are OPSEC or security related

1 per program

No limit

2.Presentation as a panelist in an OPS or other security organization program

1 per program

No limit

3. Regular instruction in a security topic at an accredited college or university

1 per credit hour taught

4

4. Guest instructor on a security topic at a college or university or other recognized educational institution

1

4

5. Guest speaker on a security topic at an OPS Chapter meeting; or at a civic organization meeting

1

4

6. Serving or participating on OCP certification panels

1

4

7. Serve as mentor for OCP/OAP

4

8

E. Published Articles and Other Literary Contributions

 

 

1. Each OPSEC or security article of 500 words or more published in a recognized security periodical

2

No limit

2. Each OPSEC or security book review published in the OPSEC Journal or other recognized security periodical

2

4

3. Each OPSEC related book published

9

No limit

4. Published articles, monographs, booklets and contributions to books on OPSEC related subjects

1

No limit

5. Each article published in the OPS Journal

3

No limit

F. Others:

 

 

Credits will be considered on any special OPSEC-related accomplishments the certified applicant requests, e.g. invention, legislative appearance, special recognition or participation in a leadership role in any security related civic activity that widely reflects a positive image of the OPSEC professional and the profession.

 

 

Note: All nine credits for recertification may not come from a single activity category alone with exception of author of a book.

*A group which is formally organized as a not-for-profit or public purpose entity, under the terms of a constitution or like organic document filed with or approved by federal or state government; and, which as among its principal purposes or objectives the accomplishment of one or more of the steps of the five step OPSEC process as defined in NSDD 298.

** Credit is granted when the individual is identified as a member of OPS and an OCP.

 


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