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Leadership, Education and Advancement Program–LEAP

The Smart Card Alliance Leadership, Education and Advancement Program (LEAP) is an online, members-only organization for smart card professionals. Its purpose is two-fold: to advance education and professional development, and to manage and confer, based on a standardized body-of-knowledge exam, the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) designation.

LEAP members with a minimum of 2 years professional experience in the smart card industry are eligible to apply for CSCIP certification.

LEAP is especially valuable for new entrants to the market or professionals working for small organizations without access to full Smart Card Alliance membership benefits.

Learn more about LEAP and its many benefits.

“NEW” - Current LEAP members can renew their membership online using the LEAP ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

Certified Smart Card Industry Professional–CSCIP

CSCIP is an internationally recognized credential for smart card industry professionals. The CSCIP certification demonstrates that individuals have broad knowledge of smart card technology and applications, and it sets individuals apart as industry experts able to compete on a global scale.

CSCIP recipients have exclusive access to online and educational and networking services. A CSCIP professional has the ability to advance the industry through their enhanced level of knowledge and experience. The designation also furthers a company’s overall business goals by ensuring that customers interact with the best-trained professional staff who have access to the latest industry trends and market requirements.

CSCIP Registry–A Listing of Certified Smart Card Industry Professionals

See who has their CSCIP credentials.


LEAP members with a minimum of 2 years professional experience in the smart card industry are eligible to advance their professional development in the smart card industry by applying for CSCIP certification.

Learn more about CSCIP.


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