Training Programs

Educational and Training Programs

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers. We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.

Our Major Programs

CPO

CSSM

CPOI

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The Certified Protection Officer (CPO) program is designed for protection and security officers that are intent on improving their individual security skills.

Available online, correspondence course, or as a Final Challenge.

Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Candidates  address simulated workplace scenarios demanding supervisory / management action, substantiating recommended actions. The scenario material is reviewed to determine certification eligibility. Certified Protection Officer Instructors (CPOI’s) are Certified Protection Officers who have made a significant professional commitment toward advancing themselves as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders.

Professional Development

Our security training programs are designed to work on their own or as part of an organization’s existing curriculum. Frequently, institutions of higher learning will include our security training programs in their courses of study.

Certificates of Completion

OBT  Officer Basic Training

Ideal for pre-assignment training, new hire orientation or basic training for the security officers already on the job.

PSOP Professional Security Officer Program

This in-depth course covers a broad range of subjects, including the duties and responsibilities of the protection officer. The information presented ensures protection officers have the professional expertise to carry out the important mission of protecting people, property, and information. This updated course replaces the Basic Protection Officer (BPO)

Ideal for pre-assignment training, new hire orientation or basic training for the security officers already on the job.

SSMP  Security Supervision and Management

Unique and flexible, the Security Supervision and Management Program (SSMP) distance learning course is designed to meet the needs of the security supervisor/manager.

Available as either a distance learning course or as a Final Challenge

Professional Development Programs

PDPs Professional Development Program

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and HITS/Smart Horizons have made available high-quality, extremely affordable, interactive online training for private security practitioners.

 

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Military and Veterans Programs

U.S. Navy COOL Information

 


Navy COOL


The Certified Protection Officer (CPO), Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) and Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) certification programs were approved unders the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program; all all three exams are now fully funded by Navy COOL.

For service requirements, see the Master-At-Arms area of the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) site.


Active/Service Veterans

Veteran Appreciation Discount


Active duty servicemembers, and veterans, are eligible for our Veterans Appreciation discount.