Security Supervision and Management Program (SSMP) Final Challenge – Certificate2018-09-27T12:21:26-04:00

Security Supervision and Management Program Final Challenge – Certificate of Completion

Unique and flexible, the Security Supervision and Management (SSMP) Program – Final Challenge distance learning course is designed to meet the needs of the security supervisor or manager. Candidates accepted into the program must successfully complete a proctored final examination.

The textbook is "Security Supervision: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection," published by Butterworth-Heinemann. The text is the result of an alliance between IFPO, the publisher, and more than 50 of the industry's leading security supervisors, authors, educators and consultants. It will serve not only as an excellent source of information for the course, but as a valuable reference the practitioner or student. It is also an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Security Management, Homeland Security and similar disciplines. Chapters include such topics as (partial list):

  • Future of private security
  • Security personnel selection
  • Motivation and evaluation
  • Security officer scheduling
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Staff training and development
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Managing/supervising to reduce liability
  • Testimony in court
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Investigations
  • Legal aspects of security
  • Sexual harassment
  • Security medical response
  • Designing operations centers
  • Security technologies
  • Workplace violence
  • Crime prevention/community relations
  • Supervisor's role in training
  • Testing for learning retention

Program Guidelines:

Should the candidate elect to proceed with the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Program they may do so by enrolling into the CSSM – Written Practical Exercise (ONLY) Program.


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

SSMP - Final Challenge 4th Edition

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Security Supervision: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection, 4th Edition


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