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LPC Exam Committee


These members are responsible for assisting LPF Board Members in developing examinations for the LPQ and LPC certifications, ensuring content validity, monitoring the administration of the examinations and any other duties assigned by the Board. To complete their responsibilities, the LPF Examination Committee receives a copy of the LPF Question Writing Guide and are professionally trained in workshops by Knapp &Associates International, a leader in developing certification programs. Each Exam Committee Member signs a nondisclosure statement and a conflict of interest statement.

Learn more about the LPQualified(LPQ) Exam.

Learn more about the LPCertified(LPC) Exam.

LPQ Exam Members

Mike Combs, Director of Loss Prevention, AutoZone
Kathleen Farrell, Loss Prevention Training Manager, TJX
Tim Fisher, Director LP, Safety &Inventory, Best Buy
Joan Knapp, PhD, CEO, Knapp &Associates Inetrnational (Chair)
Harvey McMurray, PhD, Chair Department of Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University
Pedro Ramos, Vice President of Loss Prevention, Pathmark
Kara Schmidt, PhD, Credentialing Specialist, Knapp &Assc.International
Gene Smith, LPC, President, Loss Prevention Foundation
Michael Rock, Regional Asset Protection Director, Wal-Mart

LPC Exam Members

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Dave Arnold, General Counsel, Wonderlic
Jerry Bowman, LP Strategist, MPIX
Elizabeth Carlton, Credentialing Expert, Knapp &Assc. International
Jim Carroll, Director of Loss Prevention, Staples
Stephen Davis, Manager OE, Target
Venus Finley-Akins, Director, Western Zone and Canada, Gap Inc.
John Fice, COO &Treasurer, LP Innovations
Tim Fisher, Director Asset Protection, Best Buy (Chair)
Cynthia Grizzle, District Director Loss Prevention, Macy's
John Howard, Area LP &Safety Manager, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Bill Nichols, Regional Loss Prevention Director, Bed, Bath &Beyond
Claudio Parraguirre, District AP/Operations Manager, HomeDepot
Catherine Penizotto, Regional Loss Prevention Director, Kmart
Mike Rock, Regional Director, Asset Protection, Wal-Mart
Suni Shampande, Divisional Vice President, Sears Holdings
Gene Smith, LPC, President, Loss Prevention Foundation
Gregg Smith, Senior Director of LP &Retail Ops, Donna Karan/DKNY