Holiday security: 10 reasons to get IFPO certified

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We're right in the thick of the "hustle and bustle" of the holidays, so that means it's not too late to consider a gift from the International Foundation for Protection Officers for your loved one, or even yourself! Besides, 2020 is right around the corner, and we all know what that means -- New Year's Resolutions, including maybe something like, "I will make my career a priority this year." To use yet another cliche, an IFPO certification is truly the"gift that keeps on giving," as it opens you up to new avenues within the security industry. And just think, you get to put those three letters -- or four -- after your name: "Your Name, CPO" or "Your Name, CSSM." Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it? All that said, please have a safe holiday season from the IFPO. And thanks for all you do as security professionals.  -- IFPO.

Here are 10 reasons to get certified for the holidays (or any time of year):

A. The CPO and CSSM certifications will accelerate your career as a security professional.

B. You will better understand your scope of responsibility.

C. You will gain detailed knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a protection officer, including legal obligations, personal liabilities and expected duties.

D. You will improve your confidence and effectiveness in an entry level management position.

E. You will gain the ability to lead and plan more strategically, identifying threats and exploring new opportunities to reduce crime and losses.

F. It gives you credibility, knowledge, professionalism and ethics.

G. Certification will expand your career options, provide job security and career advancement.

H. Certification is not just career development, it’s also personal development.

I. An educated security professional helps their organization reduce and mitigate vulnerabilities.

J. Certifications are investments in your future.

Certification courses can be purcahsed at or 239-430-0534 and


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Get certified and take your security career to the next level!

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.

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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.

Vision Statement

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.”



By |2019-12-18T05:42:38-05:00December 15th, 2019|About IFPO, News|Comments Off on Holiday security: 10 reasons to get IFPO certified

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