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Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM)2020-08-19T10:58:35-04:00

Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM)

Unique and flexible, the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Program distance learning course is designed to meet the needs of the security supervisor or manager. Candidates accepted into the program have the option of completing an unsupervised midterm examination, in addition to a mandatory proctored final examination and a written practical exercise.

(Submission of the two elements may be completed in any sequence)

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

Candidates will receive the following: 

  • Security Supervision and Management 4th Edition Text - Shipped
  • Interim Examination – Via email
  • Written Practical Exercises – Via email
  • Final examination (Directly to Proctor. )

 Program Guidelines:

  • Review Security Supervision and Management Training Text.
  • Submit interim written examination; 275 multiple choice questions/true/false Examination graded, 70% accuracy required. (*Optional not mandatory)
  • Select Examination Proctor and notify IFPO when ready to proceed with Final Examination.  Examination will be forwarded directly to Proctor.
  • Complete 275 multiple choice questions/true/false Final Examination and forward to IFPO. Examination graded, 70% accuracy required.
  • Complete 7 Written Practical Exercises. (This element can be completed at anytime)
  • Successful completion - CSSM Certification Awarded.
  • All applicants enrolling into the CSSM Program MUST have 6 months security experience or equivalent.


Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM)


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