membership options

To apply for membership with ACSG, please review the levels of membership and eligibility below.

Click here and follow the prompts to become a member. Following completion of application form and payment of the membership fee your application will be reviewed by the steering committee and you will be notified if you have been successful.

For any queries in relation to membership, please email admin@acsg.asia.


regular member: a
nnual fee $150 USD

membership criteria

  • Employed in the private sector for 3+ years (this includes NGOs)
  • That includes coverage of APAC or an APAC country(s)
  • In one or more of the following professional fields:
    • Physical security
    • Crisis management
    • Intelligence
    • Investigations
    • Business continuity
    • Cyber security
  • Applicants with <3 years private sector at Director level or above will be considered
  • Applicants of other risk professions may be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Security-related service providers and consultants are not eligible

tenure limits

  • Annual renewal required
  • Membership ends immediately if:
    • Requested by the member
    • Membership criteria no longer met
    • Not financially current after 3 months of a financial due date
    • Serious breach of code of conduct or ACSG values
    • Taking employment as a service provider or in a government role
  • No refund of fees will occur
  • Any member transitioning between roles may remain an active member for up to 3 months during that transition.  
  • Personal emails may be used only during this time period, upon commencement of new corporate role a company email will be required.

new professionals in corporate security (NPCS) member: annual fee $75 USD

membership criteria

  • Employed in the private sector for <3 years
  • Otherwise meets the requirements for Regular membership
  • Applicants with <3 years private sector, but at Director level or equivalent should apply for regular membership
  • Security-related service providers and consultants are not eligible

tenure limits:

  • As for regular membership; or
  • Member achieves 3 years in the private sector where they will be required to transition to full membership at next renewal

government member: annual fee $150 USD

membership criteria

  • Applicant is an employee of a government agency or program
  • It should be a management role that is directly responsible for:
    • Physical security of agency personnel and assets, on a day to day basis, within the APAC region or sub-region; and/or
    • Directly supporting private sector organisations with their physical security or crisis management needs within the APAC region or sub-region
  • There must be a clear and ongoing benefit to the ACSG of the membership as judged by the ACSG Committee
  • Agency liaison officers would typically not meet the requirements for membership

tenure limits:

  • Annual renewal required
  • Membership ends immediately if:
    • Requested by the member
    • Member changes role or agency
    • Not financially current after 3 months of a financial due date
    • Serious breach of code of conduct or ACSG values
    • ACSG Committee assesses the relationship no longer benefits the ACSG
  • No refund of fees will occur

Open sessions /content access is open to most content, however there may be occasions where closed sessions are held or content is restricted.

sponsored member: no fee

membership criteria

  • Applicant meets the requirements for full or associate membership
  • Financial or other significant criteria prevent organisation sponsorship of membership
  • Consideration for this category requires a written application to the ACSG Committee setting out a case for consideration and sponsorship under this category
  • Acceptance under this category is limited. It is primarily intended for smaller, non-government organisations with limited resources and will be assessed by the ACSG Committee on a case by case basis

tenure limits:

  • As for regular membership; or
  • When the ACSG Committee withdraws the sponsorship

The Scholarship Program is limited to a small number of spaces, so please help us ensure they go to the most deserving amongst us by exploring your own corporate or self- sponsorship before applying.

alumni member: annual fee $25 USD

membership criteria:

  • Former ACSG member of good standing that no longer meets the requirements for other categories of membership
  • Security-related service providers and consultants are not eligible
tenure limits:
  • Annual ACSG Committee review required
  • Membership ends immediately if:
    • Requested by the member
    • Membership criteria no longer met
    • Not financially current after 3 months of a financial due date
    • Serious breach of code of conduct or ACSG values
    • Taking employment as a service provider or a conflict of interest is identified
  • No refund of fees will occur


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