Who We Are
The TSCM Institute, is currently the only TSCM practitioners’ trade body in existence and has as its members the majority of reputable TSCM practitioners and boasts members from the UK, Europe, USA, South America and Australia with growing interest worldwide. TSCMi only awards full membership to practitioners who satisfy technical, operational and ethical criteria indicative of the kind of peer validation common in other such professional bodies.
The TSCMi was established in 2010, by leading professional TSCM practitioners. Our Directors are representatives from both the government and commercial TSCM sectors and each one of them has over 20 years of TSCM experience indeed some have over 30 years’ experience. The TSCMi Directors are all volunteers and hold their posts because they are passionate about the TSCMi, the TSCM sector in general and especially that the highest professional and ethical standards are followed and maintained with adherence to the use of best practice. We are a TSCM practitioners Institute, run by practitioners to help practitioners deliver the best TSCM services possible.
The TSCM Institute has dedicated itself to maintaining TSCM standards internationally by creating a code of practise which all TSCMi members must adhere to. Admission into TSCMi is not taken lightly and applicants must have a 100% approval rate from the TSCMi board of directors who then award an appropriate level of membership. The TSCMi is an inclusive institute and has Membership levels for most types of person including TSCM practitioners, Academics, TSCM service users, TSCM management, Security managers, TSCM students and those with other interests in the subject.
TSCMi was established to ensure that those who are procuring TSCM services have a professional body to turn to when they need impartial TSCM advice and guidance or need to ask technical questions related to capability claims made by potential suppliers of TSCM services. TSCMi Founders and Members played a major role in establishing the TSCM National Occupations Standards in 2010 which TSCMi Members must adhere to when delivering TSCM services to Clients. TSCMi also promotes cross sharing of TSCM knowledge between Members with the aim of all Members increasing their expertise level again enabling them to improve industry standards in general.
TSCMi is a niche yet global body. The Institute’s registered address is at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England and our administration is based in Bath, Somerset, England. Our Members however operate internationally and many are based around the world supporting and meeting TSCM requirements in all sectors including governments, commercial companies and private individuals.