Just wanted to see if we could get a list of current 'professional' security certifications established. I am most familiar with ASIS (CPP, CPO, and PSP). Are there other certifications that anyone can add to this 'list' that are available to the general population. Certs such as ABSS MSO and G4S Wackenhutt CPO would be excluded since you must be an employee to engage in those training programs.
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07-03-2012, 11:06 PM #1Member
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Professional Security Certifications
07-04-2012, 02:17 AM #2Senior Member
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The international Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) offers various certifications (BPO, CPO) at affordable prices. You do have to be a member, and my company has not been a member for several years due to some issues, so I can't comment on how good they are.
Be very careful about so-called "Homeland Security" certifications from private vocational colleges - these have been discussed on the forum before.
07-04-2012, 09:36 AM #3
The American Hotel & Lodging Association's Educational Institute offers certificates in Lodging Security Officer, Lodging Security Supervisor & Lodging Security Director.I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
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07-04-2012, 11:51 AM #5
Stay in School, +1 Condo Guard; there is no such class or certificate that gets you directly hired by HLS, it's not how the cadre works. The best education a future candidate or recruit could do is earn your four year Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Admin, Business Management, Bachelors of Science degree and later on earn you professional Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence and National Intelligence on some of the cadre's dime. Almost "all" USA.GOV jobs that are posted to the public, almost all recruits are already government employees working for another agency. They hire from within, that's why it's so hard to get employed from the outside, it's tough for a reason.
in Short- Stay in school, and try to get your foot in the door at any entry level position for any agency, keep a clean personnel file and record for 12 months of federal service, then your eligible to apply for another position with any agency. As far as certificates go, their all good, position focused. I've seen college graduates get their SORA License and work Security for year while going to school, they "worked" their resumes with attention to detail, applied for entry level government positions and we're hired in a very difficult twelve step hiring process, but they did it. One recruit took his SORA test and passed it and received his license, that test along with his college education jumped started his career in government services.
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07-06-2012, 07:19 AM #7
Professional Security Certifications.
Good thread! Here are my professional security-related certifications.
Texas Commission on Private Security Level One Certification - Introduction to the private security sector,
professionalism, leadership, and safety.
Texas Commission on Private Security Level Two Certification - Legal powers and limitations, report writing,
and emergency response
Texas Commission on Private Security Level Three Certification - Certification with a semi-automatic 9mm
Bureau of Reclamation Security Response Force Basic Course - Proficiency with the M4 assault rifle, the
pump action 12 gauge shotgun, the Glock 22, flash-bang grenades, the collapsible baton, handcuffs, and hand-to-
hand submission techniques.
Gray Hawk Systems, Inc. Critical Infrastructure Protection Course - Proficiency in patrol techniques, tactical
individual movement, tactical team movement, live-fire shooting while moving techniques, live-fire counter-ambush
techniques, live-fire building searches, and live-fire shoot house dynamic entry.
United States Department of Energy Basic Instructor Training
United States Department of Energy Intermediate Force Instructor Certification
Internation Foundation for Protection Officers Entry Level Protection Officer Certification - Introduction to Duties and
Responsibilities, Professionalism and Ethics, Report Writing, Patrol Techniques, Traffic and Crowd Control, etc.
Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Private Security Guard Firearms Certification
Aside from the certifications that I've been able to obtain so far, there are others that I've seen elsewhere. The International
Foundation for Cultural Property Protection offers three separate certifications. The Certified Institutional Protection
Specialist certification is geared toward front-line protection personnel. The Certified Institutional Protection Manager
is geared toward supervision and management. The Certified Institutional Protection Technician is geared toward alarm,
computer, communications, and other technology experts. The Brownyard Educational Center has various courses
targeting the security industry. The Professional Security Training Network has quite a few courses for security officers
as well. When you're done with the course you have the option of printing your certificate. The High Impact Training
Solutions Institute has a few courses to offer.
Another certification that I'd love to get my bloody claws on is the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Physical
Security Training Program. I'll be posting more as I remember them.
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