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CIPM I and CIPM II Certifications

Certification Options for the Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM I and CIPM II)

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection offers quality advanced  training and certification for managers, supervisors, executives and administrators.  The Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) certification program is now available in live and online formats.

The CIPM and CIPM II programs designate those managers, directors, administrators, or others responsible for the protection of a cultural, educational, or public institution. Candidates in this category include contract or proprietary security managers, security directors, law enforcement officers, facility managers, administrators, or those ultimately responsible for protection of the institution.

IFCPP's requirements for CIPM manager certification include active membership, institutional protection experience, evidence of a clear criminal history, final approval by the IFCPP Certification Team, completion of live or correspondence coursework and examination, and required reading (Safeguarding Cultural Properties).

The CIPM II program offers the advance level of management certification, and requires completion of the CIPM level one program
as a prerequisite.

CIPM II certification is the next step in IFCPP's industry recognized CIPM program, offering qualified managers the opportunity to further advance their cultural property protection knowledge.  Graduates attain the highest designation in the field, joining the ranks of leading professionals across the globe.

CIPM I - Live Course Work

CIPM I - Live Full-Day Coursework Includes:

  1. Emergency Management
  2. Fire Protection
  3. Legal Considerations & Litigation Avoidance
  4. Workplace Violence Prevention
  5. Protecting Collections & Assets
  6. Technology Considerations
  7. Personnel Management

Required reading:
Safeguarding Cultural Properties
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CIPM I - Online Coursework Includes:

  1. Active Shooter and Staff Awareness
  2. Emergency Management Planning
  3. Hiring & Termination - the Right Way - Including Layoffs
  4. Security Technology Update
  5. Fire Protection
  6. Guard Force Management - Contract/Proprietary
  7. Staying Out of Court - Litigation Avoidance
  8. Making Patrols Work for You

Required reading:
Safeguarding Cultural Properties
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Important Information for Online Coursework:

IFCPP uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to manage and deliver our cutting-edge online training programs. The LMS Platform is separate from the IFCPP website. You will need to set up a separate log-in for the LMS site. We hope to offer a single sign-on system in the future. Learn more about our LMS here

You will also be required to submit the required certification paperwork to complete program eligibility. The background and release forms allow us to conduct a criminal history only. Criminal convictions may prevent candidates from being eligible for certification. Personal information will be kept strictly confidential.

IFCPP Membership is required to access the online CIPM Certification.  Click here to join.

CIPM II - Live Course Work

CIPM II - Live Coursework Includes:

  1. Critical Threats
  2. Advanced Electronic System Management
  3. Critical Collaboration
  4. Disaster Recovery
  5. Advanced Protection of Collections
  6. Current Trends in Cultural Property Protection
  7. Advanced Technology Considerations
  8. Advanced Fire Protection

CIPM II certification requires attendance at live classes (not available by correspondence). Please visit the IFCPP Training Calendar for class dates and location(s), or contact us for additional information.

View our Training Calendar for Live Course Work:

CIPM II - Online CoursE work - $295*

CIPM II - Online Coursework Includes:

  1. Current Trends: Screening, Reopening, Restaffing, and Extended Closures
  2. Critical Collaboration
  3. Emergency Planning, Management, & Response
  4. Advanced Protection of Collections
  5. Critical Threats
  6. Collaborative Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs
  7. New Trends in Hiring, Personnel Management, Staff Training, Team Building, and Core Values in Leadership
  8. Electronic Access Control: Life Safety Considerations
  9. Advanced Fire Protection Strategies: The Philosophy of Fire Protection

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