There are two levels of qualification you require to establish the legitimacy of certification.

  1. Objective, third-party status: The ICA is a third-party, professional organization. It is not a private, for-profit consulting firm. It is a not-for-profit, professional society of hundreds of active members around the world. This is the first level of qualification that establishes the legitimacy of certification.
  2. Professional status in the “CPTED Industry”. CPTED is not simply a small group of police officers or an association of professional urban designers. That is not how CPTED works in the real world. CPTED is multi-disciplinary and it involves dozens of professions who commit themselves to the CPTED methodology.

The ICA is a multi-disciplinary association of academics, urban designers, police and security experts, researchers, community development specialists, private property owners and developers, consultants, and government officials. They commit themselves to the CPTED methodology as defined on the landing page of the ICA website. It is the only existing, international organization to provide professional CPTED status.

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ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies