What loss prevention professionals are saying!
"The LPC is a tremendous course! I would highly recommend this course to everyone in our industry, regardless of their position. It was relevant and very enlightening."
Terry Nichols, LPC
Senior Director, Loss Prevention/Safety, North American/International Stores
"In order for me to effectively determine what value the LPC course and subsequent certification would bring to the Loss Prevention industry, I felt I had to go through the course myself. I was so amazed with the level of detail by which this program addresses LP; I actually added the LPC designation as a "preferred educational achievement" on all Loss Prevention job descriptions and had it approved for tuition assistance!"
Wayne McBrian, LPC
Director of Loss Prevention
"The LPC course studies were extremely well done and comprehensive in their scope. I was challenged in the individual modules and quickly realized that the materials themselves would require a significant time investment to properly absorb/learn. The time that I spent studying the materials, taking the practice exam, and eventually taking and passing the test were a personal value ad. I am a very strong advocate of ongoing education and industry benchmarking. LPC accomplishes both of these. In my over 10 years in the LP/AP field and nearly 25 years in the retail industry I have not utilized or experienced a product of this caliber. If you are thinking about pursuing LPC for yourself and your career …… you should."
Chris Mc Cray, CFI, LPC, LPQ
Director Field Asset Protection
Best Buy Stores North America
Multibrand AP Support/Central U.S.
"The LPC certification is right on target in addressing the body of knowledge needed in our industry. This course is well developed and is a value for Loss Prevention Professional at all levels. Whether the new Loss Prevention specialist or the seasoned veteran, the course work offers industry specific information that is needed to be successful in today's Loss Prevention arena. The LPC course is a must for all Loss Prevention management teams."
Mark Gaudette, CPP, LPC
Director of Loss Prevention
Big Y Foods, Inc.
"Many professions require a single, necessary certification process to prove expertise in that particular field. In the field of Loss Prevention, we lacked that single, universally-accepted benchmark certification process. When I researched the LPC, I was intrigued by the broad array of subjects that were covered - its a legitimate in-depth review of all areas of Loss Prevention. The Coursework was expansive, and areas that I have had little or no experience with were explained in intricate detail. I was also amazed to see the widespread support and acknowledgement the LPC garnered. From retailers to grocers to vendors, it seems the entire LP universe has been involved. I believe the LPC and LPQ will be the future benchmark for our industry that has simply not existed - and I needed to be apart of it."
Anthony "Tony" Cavaliere, LPCs
Territory Loss Prevention Manager
Sears Holdings Corporation
"Today’s retail environment for the Asset Protection and Loss Prevention professional is ever-changing and presents new challenges and opportunities. The LPC Program offers enhanced education and skill development for today's loss prevention personnel. My experience with the LPC scholarship program has been outstanding! I was honored to receive an Vector Security LPC scholarship this year and am taking full advantage of the in-depth and expert training. The online course allows for self-paced learning and is fantastic for the full-time professional. It has been a great investment of my time and has enhanced my core competencies in my field. Through the course, I have expanded my knowledge of the business and been challenged to consider new perspectives which have allowed me to be more effective in my current role. By obtaining the LPC certification, I will demonstrate my commitment to further education and understanding which is critical to our profession. This is a great investment in your education and will definitely propel you to greater career opportunities in the future!"
Shawn Abernathy, LPC
Investigations Team Leader
"The LPC course was well constructed and delivered. The ability to sign on to the course from the road made it easier to keep up with the training. I am ready to begin my 29th year of retail LP leadership, and the LPC helped me benchmark my skills against the best in class to ensure I am providing my company and team members what they deserve by my leadership and knowledge. LPQ/LPC was added to our tuition reimbursement program in HR, which was personally fulfilling as it validated the effort and time I spent learning the materials and is also helps others who will be continuing their educations. One of the absolute highlights was after the word filtered out to our field team that I had successfully completed the LPC program and I received several phone calls and notes describing the motivation this gave them to continue their own learning after seeing a corporate leader stretching themselves. I had not fully realized, until then, how powerful it was to see a function leader model the way by being part of the pilot to go through LPC as well as an industry leading initiative."
William Napier, LPC
Senior Manager Corporate Asset Protection
"In college, my studies were focused on general management and leadership. I had not heard of Loss Prevention or Asset Protection much less knew anything of such existed. Since choosing Loss Prevention as my career path ten years ago, I have felt lacking in some general knowledge about the industry. Then, last year while reading the LP Magazine, I discovered an article about the Loss Prevention Foundation’s LPQ and LPC programs. The article really spoke to me because it featured the type of curriculum I was looking for. Studying the program got me refocused on the leadership principles that are sometimes taken for granted as I progressed in my career. The program allowed me to brush up on the Business Principles and Operations fundamentals that I had not studied in many years. The Crisis Management and Risk Management sections helped me to understand the role that I would play if an unfortunate circumstance were to hit my company. Supply Chain Security was a new subject area that I had not yet delved into in my career as I have spent most of my time on the retail store side. "
Carmen DuBose, LPC, CFI
Regional Director of Loss Prevention
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
“I found the materials and course work to be much broader and more detailed than anything I had imagined. The exposure to various LP/AP processes, procedures, terminologies and responsibilities and the extent to which our positions and duties vary so greatly by retail genre, was both surprising and enlightening. Having the chance to learn about areas of the LP/AP profession that I’ve never had the opportunity to deal with in my career made this course invaluable to me.
Going into the LPC program I thought of myself as a pretty knowledgeable LP professional. Three days into my LPC studies I realized I still had a lot to learn. The breadth and depth of knowledge that I was able to take away from this program was well worth the money and time it took me to complete it. Going in I had no idea how much knowledge I would gain from the LPC program and certification. I now know this was by far the best investment I have ever made in my own professional development and passing the exam was one of the proudest moments of my career”.
Dennis J Smith
District Asset Protection Team Leader
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc.
"Having the ability and skills to add value, not only in our department, but to impact the company on multiple levels substantiates a higher return on investment. The LP Foundation courses provide us with the business skills necessary to maximize our contributions to our companies and further advance our industry through continued professional development." Learn More!
Sandy Chandler, LPC, CPP
Regional Director, Loss Prevention
Rite Aid Corporation
"The LPC course offered me many new insights into areas of the Loss Prevention profession. This is a superior program that is delivered in a manner that offers an ease of use, along with a clear understanding of the materials. The six modules-more than 31 sections, and nearly 1,200 pages of curriculum required a strong dedication to learn. The review questions and Study Gophers allowed each section to be better absorbed. In addition, the ability to access the program anywhere on line was a great help. I feel that the LP Certification has made me a more knowledgeable professional in many areas. Leadership skills, Risk and Safety, Crisis management, and Business principles were area’s I feel expanded my knowledge. The LPC is also a great asset for any LP professional who is looking to gain an edge on the competition. This is a nationally recognized certification that many retailers prefer or require. I highly recommend the program!"
Ted R. Jagielski, LPC, CFI
Hallmark Cards Inc.
"The LPC course was very demanding and at times tough to get through; however, I would not change a thing. The exam was difficult and you better know your subject. Passing the exam gives you a self-confidence you will not get anywhere else and cannot help but give you a leg up on the competition."
Douglas Pettigrew, LPC
Director of Internal Audit
Allsup"s Convenience Stores, Inc.
"The LPC course materials covered were highly in-depth and have the ability to educate even the most seasoned loss prevention professional. A true LP professional has already accepted that they do not have all the answers and must continuously reeducate themselves to stay on top of what impacts their business and the profession as a whole. The course helps refresh your mind as well as expose you to the challenges others face in our line of work as there are many facets of an lp professionals daily responsibilities. Complacency is a career killer and the LPC course and re-certification requirements should help most stay current. I would and have already recommended the program to several other lp professionals."
Walter Mulhall, PHR, CHS-III, LPC
Director of Loss Prevention/Assets Protection/Corporate Investigations
Austaco, LTD./Taco Bell
"With organizational structures being scaled back, "experience gaps" between one position and the next progressive position in an organization may be significant (e.g., Hourly Loss Prevention position and the position of District Loss Prevention Manager). Certification comes after demonstrating a level of learning/proficiency and may help bridge the “experience gap” when being promoted."
Terry Hodges, LPC
Former AVP Loss Prevention
"I think without a doubt, this is something that would be good for any LP professional
that wants to advance. Having dealt with a lot of the content in my career, I really felt it was put together well."
Paul C. Leasum, LPC,CFI
Regional Loss Prevention Manager - West Region
Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
"After 20 years of being in the Loss Prevention field it was a great experience to take a formal training course. I learned a great deal in the LPC Certification. Before I took the course, I always wondered if I was trained well enough to take the next step, this LPC course provided me a great deal of insight into business principles, safety and risk management, crisis management, and supply chain security. The course content provided me crucial training that would have taken me many more years to obtain on my own. Thank you to the Loss Prevention Foundation for providing such a focused level of training for the loss prevention professional."
Ken Parsons, LPC
District Loss Prevention Manager
Dick's Sporting Goods
"This is my sixth certification in security and the LPC studies have given me information that the other five did not cover. Information that is important to my work. The LPC has given me the opportunity to provide my employer with a well-rounded security professional. Anyone in loss prevention would benefit greatly from obtaining the LPC."
Terry Vannarsdale, CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE, CFI, LPC
"The LPC course was well developed and covered a wide arrangement of areas that Loss Prevention is involved in. It gave me great insight into Business Practices and Risk Management concepts that are in use by retailers. This certification is a great asset for any Loss Prevention Professional."
Ron Holliday, LPC
District Loss Prevention Representative
Giant Eagle Inc.
"The LPC designation demonstrates to others your level of knowledge and competency in the Retail Loss Prevention field; much the same way that a CPA designation for an accountant demonstrates their abilities in the field of accounting."
Director, Asset Protection and Safety
"The increased educational development and professionalism associated with the LPQ/LPC program will only continue to illustrate the quality of professionals involved in our industry."
Mark McClain Director, AP Investigations
Wal-Mart Asset Protection
"Even as a novice to the formal side of LP, it is clear that loss challenges escalate by the day, in numbers and sophistication….and in spite of how impressed I am when meeting and listening to the Pro’s within this critically important area of business – I cannot imagine any not adding the advantages that the LPC materials would bring to bear. I look forward to completing course work and testing soon."
Director of Operations
Goodwill Industries of Houston
"Having been involved with the Loss Prevention Foundation since the beginning, I cannot adequately express to you the amount of due diligence, research, effort and time that has been spent in putting together the two certifications that The Loss Prevention Foundation has to offer both the beginners and the veterans within our industry. There is a wealth of information offered for everyone in both certifications. The goal for The Loss Prevention Foundation is to both raise the bar and enhance this great industry called Loss Prevention. The foundation and the certifications that it has produced has not only met but has far exceeded my expectations! These certifications are a MUST for anyone looking to enter our industry or seeking career advancement within our industry. This is without a doubt one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself!"
Director of Corporate Investigations and Crisis Management
Delhaize America; Shared Services Group LLC
"Our industry has evolved out of necessity in the old days it was left to the loss prevention professional to make the final decision about firing an employee after an interrogation. With the advent of a more involved human resources role, loss prevention practitioners are held to a higher level of accountability Out of this expanded accountability came the growing need for company and Policy standards as well as the need to certify our knowledge base with programs like the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) and the LPQualified(LPQ) and LPCertifìed (LPC) certifications. These are our next steps in elevating the profession."
Dave Zulawski, CFI, CFE
Senior Partner at Wicklander-Zulawski
"Although I have several other certifications (CPA, CFE, and CFI), I think the LPC is truly the only certification geared directly towards retail LP. It will show that I have a comprehensive understanding of our business at the same time demonstrating my commitment to this field and my career. That being said, it is quite clear that obtaining this certification now, will give me a leg up on the competition in a very tight job and economic environment."
Sr. Manager LP Operations/Safety
"I believe this [professional LP certification] has long lasting impact on the industry. While I have not yet completed the LPC, I have communicated within my organization that I have received the scholarship [awarded by Vector Security] and proudly advertise on my business card that I am a member of the LPF."
Jeffrey Levitt, LPC, CPP
Senior Manager of Asset Protection
Panera Bread/Paradise Bakery
"The LPQ and LPC certificate programs that are offered through the Loss Prevention Foundation address the knowledge level and understanding of the core competencies necessary to succeed in the retail loss prevention industry. These high-quality certifications were designed by the LP industry leaders and expand the knowledge base and expertise of the working loss prevention and safety professionals."
Tom Schneid, Ph.D.
Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
Eastern Kentucky University