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Loss prevention certification

Loss Prevention Certification

Gene Smith


The loss prevention foundation

The Loss Prevention Foundation

  • The mission of the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is to advance the loss prevention profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational & informational resources.


Lpf history

LPF History

  • The Loss Prevention Foundation is a not for profit organization founded in 2006, by industry leading professionals to serve the loss prevention industry.

  • We are governed by a 28 member board of LP professionals and solution providers

  • Certification developed by over 200 Loss Prevention Professionals from 75 companies!


Lpf association partners

LPF Association Partners

  • CFI (Center for Interviewer Standards & Assessment)

  • FMI (Food Marketing Institute)

  • Hospitalitylawyer.com

  • I.O.B.S.E. (International Organization of Black Security Executives)

  • NFSSC (National Food Service Security Council)

  • RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association)

  • RCC (Retail Council of Canada)


Lpf partners

LPF Partners

  • ADT

  • Agilence

  • Bass Security

  • ChoicePoint/LexisNexis

  • Diebold

  • Enabl-u

  • HSM

  • IBM

  • InstaKey

  • Kenstan

  • KPMG

  • LossPrevention Magazine

  • March Networks

  • National Glass Service Group

  • National Retail Systems

  • Palmer Reifler & Associates

  • Real-Time Intelligence

  • Secure-Tec

  • Security Resources

  • Tag Company

  • Vector Security

  • Wonderlic


Lpf board of directors

LPF Board of Directors

  • Frank Johns, A.C. Moore, (Chairman)

  • Bill Turner, Nike (Treasurer)

  • Brad Brekke, Target

  • Trevor Brown-LexisNexis

  • Patti Feltz, Polo Ralph Lauren

  • Nathaniel Fry, IBM

  • Michael Grady, Vector Security

  • Mike Lamb-The Home Depot

  • Jim Lee, LP Magazine

  • Kevin Lynch, ADT Security

  • Paul Jones, RILA

  • Bob MacLea, TJX Companies

  • Doug Marker, Michael’s Stores

  • Kevin McMenimen, Enabl-u

  • Monica Mullins, Wal-Mart

  • Libby Rabun, AutoZone

  • Tim Shipman, Food Lion, LLC

  • Gene Smith- LP Foundation

  • Paul Stone, Best Buy Co., Inc.

  • Claude Verville, Lowe’s

  • Kevin Valentine, Sterling Jewelers

  • Al Voels, KPMG

  • Stan Welch, J C Penney

  • Keith White, Gap, Inc

  • Chet Young, Walgreen’s


Lpf components

LPF Components

  • Two tiered certification program

    • LPQ (LPQualified)

    • LPC (LPCertified)

  • Membership program offering on line educational resources


Loss prevention foundation academic committee

Loss Prevention FoundationAcademic Committee

  • Eastern Kentucky University

  • Loyola University

  • North Carolina Central University

  • Northeastern University

  • Northern Michigan University

  • Rutgers University

  • University of Florida

  • University of Houston

  • University of North Alabama

  • University of North Carolina


Loss prevention certification

The LPQualified (LPQ) is a certification that was designed to be a benchmark education for entry level Loss Prevention professionals, or for those who are interested in entering the loss prevention profession.

Who is it designed for?

Loss Prevention Managers, Supervisors, Store Managers, College Students, Select Hourly Employees or for those who are interested in entering the loss prevention profession. It is also an excellent refresher course for District LP Managers.

Overall Synopsis

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Initial content development

Initial Content Development

AAFES

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Ace Hardware

AutoZone

Babies R Us

Best Buy

Bob’s Stores

Cingular

CVS

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dollar General

Food Lion

Gap

Guess?

H&M

HEB

Home Depot

JC Penney

KB Toys

Kellogg's

Limited Brands

L.L. Bean

Lowe’s

Macy’s

Michael’s

NEXCOM

NIKE

Office Depot

Orchard Supply

Pathmark

PEPBOYS

Safeway

Target

TJX

Walgreens

Wal-Mart


Loss prevention certification

Specially selected LP Professionals

Contracted Knapp & Associates, lead by PhD’s-prior retail certifications

Members specially trained then tasked with writing questions based on the criteria given-psychometrics

Content was weighted & validated

LPQ Exam Question Committee

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Lpq exam question committee

LPQ Exam Question Committee

  • 20 +professionals

  • Contracted Knapp & Associates, lead by PhD’s-certification experts- retail oriented (LPC-Dr. Arnold)

  • Members specially trained then tasked with writing questions based on the criteria given-psychometrics

  • Sections were weighted & rated


Lpq lpqualified

“LPQ”LPQualified

  • Module 2- Becoming a

    Successful Business

    Person

  • A Professional Approach

  • Ethics & Conduct

  • What you should Expect

  • Career Growth

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Relationships

  • Diversity

  • Harassment Awareness

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Module 3 – Loss Prevention

    Basics & Tools

  • Vocabulary & Terminology

  • External Theft

  • Internal Theft

  • Interviewing as a Tool

  • Civil Recovery & Restitution

  • Courtroom Procedures

  • Physical Security

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Auditing

  • Employment Screening

  • Crisis Management &

    Emergency Response

  • Module 1- Retail

    Environment

  • Foundations of Loss

    Prevention

  • Basic Retail Business

    Operations

  • The Causes Behind the

    Loss

  • Shrink Awareness

  • Establishing a Controlled

    Environment

  • Workplace Safety


Lpq facts

LPQ Facts

  • 500 +pages of text

  • 65 Video demonstrations & 498 pictures

  • 3 modules-25 sections

  • 40 hours (average) to complete on line

  • 75 companies & 170 Loss Prevention Professionals

  • Academic credits - 3 credits towards Masters Degree

  • New site includes Explorer, Netscape, Macintosh, Touch Phone and iPhone formats


Lpm lpq certified candiates

LPM “LPQ” Certified Candiates

  • LPF Academic Committee-Affiliates

  • Alpha Phi Sigma

  • ACJS Conference

    • RILA & LossPrevention Magazine

  • LPF Website listings-posting names


Loss prevention certification

LPC

  • The LPCertified is a certification that was designed as advanced education for loss prevention management and executives, such as; LPM’s with 3+ years experience, DLPM's, RLPM's, etc.

    • Anyonewho desires to further their career in the loss prevention field.


Loss prevention certification

“LPC”LPCertified

  • Module 1- Leadership Principles

  • People Leadership

  • Ethical Standards

  • Personal Development

  • Building and Leveraging

    Relationships

  • Module 2- Business

    Principles

  • Building an Effective

    Program

  • Financial Analysis &

    Accounting

  • Building Operating Plans

  • Managing Vendor

    Resources

  • Protection of Critical Data

    and Privacy

  • Principles of Regulatory

    Guidelines

  • Module 3 – Loss Prevention

    Operations

  • Building an LP program

  • Investigations

  • Data Analysis

  • Operational & Shrink Control

  • Organized Retail Crime

  • Pharmacy


Loss prevention certification

“LPC”LPCertified

  • Module 4- Safety & Risk Management

  • Safety Management

    • Senior Leadership

    • Risk Control and Safety Committees

    • Program Elements

    • OSHA

    • Accident Reporting

    • Fire Protection

    • Special Issues

  • Risk Management

    • Techniques to Manage Risk

    • Business Hazards

    • Insurance

    • Claims Management

    • Litigation

  • Module 5- Crisis Management

  • Preparedness

  • Response

  • Recovery

  • After action report

  • Business continuity

  • Resources & Relationships

  • Module 6- Supply Chain

  • Flow of merchandise

  • In-transit potential for loss & security measures

  • DC Potential opportunities for loss & security measures

  • Internal & External Partnerships

  • Compliance (High level awareness)

  • Business Disruption (impact of loss/detention on supply chain)


Lpc facts

LPC Facts

  • 1200 pages of text first three modules

  • Video demonstrations & pictures

  • 6 modules-41 sections

  • 100 hours (average) to complete on line

  • 75 companies & 170 Loss Prevention Professionals

  • Academic credits – 3+ Masters Level


Accomplishments

Accomplishments

LPQ & Exam launched in fall 2008

LPC will be launched in 2009

International expansion

Complete Membership Program & Benefits

Career Center, Education Center, College Center, Best Practices Center

Comprehensive Academic Awareness Initiative

Academic credits

Scholarship Program


How does it work

How does it work?

Delivered online 24-7

One year to finish

Proctored exams at remote locations

Measures knowledge of core competencies

Certification Certificate issued

LPQ & LPC certified professionals listed on LPF website for employment verification


Lpq exam committee

LPQ Exam Committee

Not mandatory to purchase LPQ

Validated Question Writing Committees work

Directed by Knapp & Associates

Three PhD’s present along with Directors, Corporate Trainers & RLPM’s

Exam criteria established to create a 100 question exam based upon the LPQ content


Why should you get certified

WHY SHOULD YOU GET CERTIFIED

  • Invest in your education!

  • Increase your marketability in difficult economic times!

  • Put yourself above your competition!

  • Add LPQ/LPC designation to your name & resume!

  • Improve your potential to get promoted!

  • Demonstrate your understanding of core competencies!

  • Demonstrate your desire to learn!

  • Enhance your performance by gaining knowledge!


Lpq exam registration

LPQ Exam Registration

Administered at proctored locations throughout the country by our test facilitator Comira

Register on-line at: http://losspreventionfoundation.org/lpqexam.html

Based upon LPQ courseware-100 questions

The exam is offered at different times throughout the year.

LPQ EXAM SCHEDULE

  February 2 – April 24, 2009

June 1 – July 31, 2009

  September 1 – October 31, 2009


Lpf membership

LPF Membership


Program costs

Program Costs

  • Certification

    • LPQ $495 + $250 (exam fee)

      • LPF members receive a 20% discount on coursework

    • LPC $1195 + $??? (exam fee)

      • LPF members receive a 20% discount on coursework

  • Annual Membership - $149/year Price Reduction $99

  • Two Year Membership - $275

  • Charter Membership - $795 for life (limited time only)

  • Student Membership - $49

  • www.losspreventionfoundation.org


More information

More Information

  • Kelly Durham [email protected] 704-405-4404

    or

  • Gene Smith [email protected]

    704-837-2521

  • www.losspreventionfoundation.org


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