Are you just getting into the security industry? If you are, you want to launch your career in the right way, with the proper knowledge and skills to build a foundation upon which more advanced training can be based. That is precisely why the the International Foundation for Protection Officers designed the Initial Security Officer Program (ISOP).
The ISOP provides online training to help improve the knowledge and performance of private security officers part of an initial training program. The training is designed to assist security agencies and officers to meet many of the published private security officer training guideline recommendations.
Major knowledge areas include:
-- Nature and Role of Private Security Officers
-- Observation and Incident Reporting
-- Principles of Communication
-- Access Control
-- Safeguarding Information
-- Emergency Response Procedures
-- Life Safety Awareness
-- Workplace Violence
Candidates can expect to complete the online training in approximately 14 -18 hours. In order to receive the final certificate of completion and associated continuing education units, the candidate must complete all learning topics, section tests, and a comprehensive final examination with a score of 70% or greater.
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.”