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Certified Protection Officer

IFPO Stand: G107

Certified Protection Officer

Are You Ready?

The CPO program is designed for security officers and students who wish to learn more about security/asset protection. It is aimed at the career-oriented individual.


Candidates must have six (6) months of full time protection officer experience (or equivalent) or one year of part time protection officer experience (or equivalent). Students enrolled into a recognized classroom training program may also qualify for this program.

Topics covered include

  • Crisis Intervention
  • The Protection Officer as a Leader
  • Security Risk Management
  • Effective Communications
  • Antiterrorism and VIP Protection
  • Security Awareness
  • Crime and Incident Scene Procedures
  • Automation in Protection Operations
  • Interviewing and Statements
  • Patrol Principles
  • Legal Aspects of Security
  • Environmental Crime Control
  • Alarm System Fundamentals
  • Occupational Safety and Health and the Protection Officer
  • Apprehension and Detention Procedures
  • Information Security and Counterintelligence
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Workplace Crime

Course and Certification Prerequisites

This certification is for experienced frontline security officers, supervisors and first line managers.  Typically the requirements are:

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