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CIPI Certification


Certification Options for the Certified Institutional
Protection Instructor (CIPI)

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection offers quality education and certification for trainers and instructors. The CIPI program is IFCPP's train-the-trainer course, providing all coursework and materials required for instruction of CIPS basic officer certification courses.

The primary purpose of CIPI certification is to provide a cost-effective tool to enhance in-house training at cultural institutions with medium to large guard forces. Graduate instructors shall be authorized to present standardized CIPS training to proprietary and contract security officers, front-line staff, and for supplemental departmental training.

Approved candidates will participate in two-three days of CIPI certification coursework. Open to qualified security managers/directors, trainers, and contract security managers working in cultural property protection.


CIPI - Live Course Work

CIPI - 3-Day Live Coursework Includes:

  • Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS) Officer Certification Sessions and Exam
  • About the IFCPP - History, Long-term Objectives, Certification Programs, Membership
  • Objectives of IFCPP Training Programs
  • CIPS Training Requirements & Procedures
  • Researching the Program Content
  • Requirements for the Classroom - Organizing the Facility
  • Audience Interaction & Instruction Aids
  • Dynamic Presentation Skills
  • Getting the Point Across Effectively
  • Controlling the Audience
  • Training for Retention
  • Demonstration of Presentation Skills by each candidate

Required reading: Safeguarding Cultural Properties  - Purchase Here

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