Which Certification is Right for You?
The LPQualified (LPQ) is a certification that was designed to be a benchmark education for entry level loss prevention professionals. It is also an excellent refresher course for a District LP Manager. The LPQ certification is a one time event. It does not need recertification as does the LPC certification. The LPQ certification offers value to:
- Loss Prevention Managers
- Store Managers
- People interested in entering the LP Profession
- College Students
- Select Hourly Employees
- Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent
- In order to receive the LPQualified (LPQ) designation you must pass the LPQ exam. You do not have to purchase the LPQ courseware to take the LPQ exam. The LPQ courseware is a study tool designed to aid those who wish to earn their LPQ. However, if you fail the exam, you must purchase the courseware prior to retesting.
- Please click here to see further details on LPQ testing requirements.
The LPCertified (LPC) is a certification that was designed as advanced education for loss prevention management and executives. As the LPC certification is for the advanced LP professional it does require recertification every 3 years. The LPC certification offers value to:
- Future DLPM's who hope to further their career in the loss prevention field.
In order to take the LPC course or LPC exam, you must have at least one of the following. (To enroll in the LPC course, it is not a prerequisite to complete the LPQ first, IF you meet the minimum of 3 years LP Experience.)
- Passing the LPQ exam.
- 3 years of loss prevention experience.
- 3 years of business experience and successful completion of the LPQualified exam.
- Bachelor Degree and successful completion of the LPQualified exam.
- Masters Degree and successful completion of the LPQualified exam.
- PHD and successful completion of the LPQualified exam.
- 3 years of law enforcement or military experience and successful completion of the LPQ exam.
- Continued Education Requirements - are pending the final approval for the LPC.
- Please click here to see further details on LPC testing requirements.
*Note: The Loss Prevention Foundation works hard to accommodate all. Please review our Americans with Disabilities Act Disclaimer.