In today's competitive and evolving security industry, constant improvement -- in the form of continuing education -- is a key factor in one's upward mobility.

Many have made the choice to become IFPO Members and now those members have the added opportunity to receive discounts on advanced continuing education courses from Paradigm Professional Institute Ltd. (PPI).

Paradigm's courses -- Security Management Certification (SMC), Accredited Enterprise Security Manager (AESM) and Certified Enterprise Security Professional (CESP) -- are being offered to IFPO members at a 20% discount.

If you are a member, log in on the IFPO Member portal or sign up to become an IFPO member for an exclusive code to these programs!


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.”