Foundation membership provides educational and networking opportunities at a substantial discount.Learn More
CPO ProgramThe Certified Protection Officer (CPO) program is designed for career oriented security professionals and students. Learn More
SSMP ProgramCompletion of the Security Supervision and Management Program is the first step in achieving the designation of Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM). Learn More
IFPO Security Officer/Guard Training and Educational Programs
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful, cost effective education for entry level and supervisory security personnel as well as students. We believe that education is an essential part of professional development for those charged with protecting others: Protection Officers. The Foundation serves individuals, security service firms, and organizations that have their own security staff. Members and students benefit from the recognition and professional standing that Foundation certification conveys.
IFPO membership is available for both individuals, employers and educational institutions. We offer a “Members Only” area on this web site with extensive information on key aspects of security training and related topics.
Our security training programs are designed to work on their own or as part of an existing curriculum. Frequently, institutions of higher learning will include our programs in their courses of study.