Educational and Training Programs
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.
*Recommended Learning Path*
Two common questions we get are: "Where should I start? What program should I take first?". We understand how confusing it can be for new students to figure out where to begin. All of our programs can be taken in any order, as no program is a prerequisite of another. However, we recommend taking our programs following a specific path to ensure your best success. We recommend the following path for students taking our security programs: 1. ISOP, 2. PSOP, 3. CPO, 4. CSSM, and 5. CPOI.
Initial Security Officer Program (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.
The Certified Protection Officer (CPO) program is designed for protection and security officers that are intent on improving their individual security skills. Students may take the exam first and receive a certificate of completion, applying for certification when they have obtained the necessary experience.
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Workforce Enhancement / 21st Century Skills
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and Smart Horizons have made available computer based training for private security practitioners.
The IFPO has partnered with Nuology to present a range of ways to access sector-leading learning content for continuous learning in the security industry.
Train the Security Trainer
Successful supervisors spend a considerable amount of their time training and mentoring security personnel. This is to increase the security guard’s effectiveness.
Defencify delivers anytime, anywhere online interactive courses for today’s guardforce. Simulation games and scenario-based activities make learning fun and effective. Student’s earn badges and rewards. Mobile-friendly and available 24/7.