Here is a short essay from IFPO Board Member Emeritus Chris Hertig on the crucial role instructors play in communicating information in the IFPO's flagship course, the Certified Protection Officer. In order to teach the CPO course, one must pass the CPOI certification process.
The Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) process. It’s important!
The Certified Protection Officer Instructor designation provides the holder with an internationally recognized credential. This is increasingly important in a global economy.
The holder has demonstrated academic knowledge and experience; both in teaching and security. The theory and process of protection. Plus the methods used to impart that knowledge.
Acquiring it gives the holder “a leg up” in hiring, promotion and tenure decisions. It sets one apart from other candidates.
The designation bolsters the marketing of instructional and consulting services. It provides a substantial competitive edge to those who have attained it.
The CPOI aids the security industry by having advocates of professionalism in visible, impactful roles. They teach the classes, develop courses and design curricula.
Those who ARE CPOs and have instructional experience should seriously consider the CPOI.
Those who ARE NOT CPOs but have significant instructional experience should complete the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) process.
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.
International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”