Loss Prevention Foundation
Matthews, NC/Alexandria, VA (21 October 2020)—Theft, fraud, and losses cost the retail industry $61.7 billion in 2019, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey conducted by the National Retail Federation. Security executives reported a steep increase in incidences of shoplifting, organized retail crime, and employee theft over the year prior.
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals, and ASIS International, the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals, have joined forces in developing the new Essentials of Retail Asset Protection Certificate.
“The LPF and ASIS joined forces to develop this new course with the intent being to better equip security professionals with the skills they need to curb losses in the retail environment,” stated Terry Sullivan, LPC, president, Loss Prevention Foundation. “Providing leading-edge content that is both accessible and affordable was a key driver in the development of this certificate course.”
The entirely virtual certificate course was designed so that retail security professionals can work through the learning modules at their own pace, demonstrating their knowledge on the proficiency test at the end. Individuals who successfully complete the course will be issued a digital credential through Credly for display in emails, resumes, and websites as verifiable proof of their achievement.
“This CPE-eligible course equips those working in security roles in today’s retail environment with the skills and knowledge they need to address this ongoing challenge,” added Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “From early-career professionals to more seasoned mid-level managers wanting to update their skill set, the certificate was designed to meet the needs of a broad range of professionals tasked with preventing loss in their organizations.”
To participate in the Essentials of Retail Asset Protection Certificate course, please click here.
About The Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)is a not-for-profit 501 c (6) organization founded in 2006 by industry-leading professionals to serve the loss prevention/asset protection industry. An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, the LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind in the world. The LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military, and law enforcement. For more information, visit www.losspreventionfoundation.org.
About ASIS International
Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.