Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI)

Certified Protection Officer Instructors (CPOI)

CPOI's are

Individuals who teach all, or part of, the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program

Certified Protection Officers who have made a significant professional commitment toward advancing themselves as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders.

Instructors, professors, consultants and supervisors

CPOI's

Teach topics relating to security and asset protection

Advance the objectives of the IFPO within their respective areas of employment.

It is not MANDATORY that an instructor be a CPOI prior to delivering the CPO program. It is recommended, as it adds to the credibility but is not essential.

Being designated as a Certified Protection Officer Instructor is a noteworthy achievement. It is an excellent professional development accomplishment.

Certified Protection Officer Instructor designation qualifications:

  1. Current designation as a Certified Protection Officer (CPO).
  2. Membership in the International Foundation for Protection Officers.
  3. Five years teaching experience or equivalent
  4. One year full time security experience (or two years part-time). The experience listed must indicate
  • Complete or primary responsibility for the protection of assets (Security, Crime Prevention or Loss Prevention). Law enforcement or investigative experience in and of itself will not suffice to fulfill this requirement. Candidate should specify job titles and responsibilities. All relevant experience should be listed on the application.
  1. Post-secondary education at some level must be documented. This can be college courses or other substantial instruction in any subject given by a corporate, military, governmental or educational organization covering forty (40) or more hours. Courses in communications, supervision, leadership, etc. are all examples of post-secondary education.
  2. Member in a professional instructor organization such as the American Society of Training and Development, Society for Human Resource Management, the International Association of Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers or memberships in a professional security or law enforcement organizations such as ASIS International, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety or the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Membership may also be in a professional emergency management organization such as the International Emergency Management Association or the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Membership must be in a national or international organization.
  3. Candidate must hold a recognized instructor certification. This may be in any of a number of topical areas. It may come from a private, public, military or government organization. CPOI candidates must be certified to instruct in one or more areas.

Successful CPOI candidates receive the following:

  • CPOI Certificate
  • Letter of commendation
  • CPOI ID Card
  • Listing on the IFPO web site as a CPOI
  • CPOI Wall Plaque (additional at cost) [Click Here to Purchase]

*It is not MANDATORY that an instructor be a CPOI prior to delivering the CPO program. It is recommended,
as it adds to the credibility but is not essential.

The $200.00 certification fee is 100% REFUNDABLE if the candidate's application is not approved.
Two year re-certification is required. All candidates who successfully acquire the designation after January 1, 2002 will be required to re-certify every two years.

Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI)

(Completion of Certified Protection Officer Program is required to obtain the CPOI designation) Qty:
CPOI Plaque and Accessories

Shipping and handling charges may apply

Discount programs cannot be combined.

Military Discount


Validation of current military status must be provided upon request. Please contact the IFPO for details at adminifpo@earthlink.net.