Loss Prevention Certification. Gene Smith. 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.
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.
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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
Basics & Tools
LPQ & Exam launched in fall 2008
LPC will be launched in 2009
Complete Membership Program & Benefits
Career Center, Education Center, College Center, Best Practices Center
Comprehensive Academic Awareness Initiative
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
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
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