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Over the past few years, CPTED, also known in Latin America as The CPTED Methodology, has expanded around the world, particularly in highly violent regions such as Latin America, the Caribbean, among others.
This expansion is due to several factors such as success reducing crime and the fear of crime through CPTED strategies, greater number of courses and training in CPTED to professionals, greater numbers of systematic CPTED projects, and the strengthening of the international ICA network around the world.
In a world that is constantly changing CPTED faces great challenges to remain effective and flexible while still responding to the culture of each community that discovers the benefits of CPTED.
As the worldwide umbrella of CPTED, the International CPTED Association is ideally positioned to help CPTED practitioners worldwide in different contexts. This worldwide network of professionals and CPTED practitioners is fundamental to ensure the permanent exchange of new practices and findings.
It is this richness within the ICA network where CPTED will flourish in the years ahead, especially in the experience and diversity of its professionals. As a result, in this new period of global interconnectedness and expanding CPTED work, the ICA has embarked on formulating a Strategic Plan up to the year 2022. This plan will include CPTED in schools and communities, certification processes, homelessness, and standardization of CPTED processes, among others.
ICA has the potential as a global organization to influence and guide public policies and private actions around the world in the years ahead. This potential will be reflected in the Strategic Plan and in the coordinated efforts of ICA members around the world as they continue improving the quality of life in the diverse communities of the world.
ICA International Chair
The Certification program is alive and well. We currently have one paid applicant in process and Greg Saville recently completed a project preparing to revamp a portion of the program, more on that from Greg when it is ready.
We will be in need of new team members to review the proofs of competency provided by applicants. We usually have an increase of applications following the international conference and this year should be no different. The process is pretty simple. The applicant provides a Record Book and documents demonstrating competency in the core areas. The Record Book points to where each competency can be proved in the provided materials. Documents could be presentations the applicant has made (PowerPoint) or articles they have written. Completed CPTED based assessments are usually the best proof of competency but there are many other ways to prove the applicant knows their CPTED.
Once that is done there is a test of the applicant’s own design and the three team members reviewing the submissions will render a decision. Even if the first attempt is not successful, the team will submit questions and concerns and the applicant has the opportunity to make additional submissions or corrections.
If you are CPTED certified through the ICA, and would like to serve on a Certification Review Team, contact me through the ICA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ICA Director & Certification Chair