ACSA( Association of Certified Security Agency ) was formed on 18 March 1997. It was largely mooted by the initiative of the CID Licensing Division – presently known as SIRD and officiated by Cisco – presently known as Certis Cisco. The early mandate was to explore training needs for the private security industry and since then, ACSA has helped to develop security training for the industry and even sponsored and chaired the ICAP initiative (private security training framework) with a department of the Productivity Standards Board (PSB). Since then, the PSB department has evolved to SPRING Singapore and more recently to the Singapore Workplace Development Agency (WDA). Among its many milestones, ACSA has helped developed the National Skills Recognition System (NSRS) for security training – today has evolved and known as Workplace Skills Qualification (WSQ) for security training. Presently, ACSA boast her membership strength of 57 license Security Guarding Agencies.