Certification Options for the Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS)
The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection offers quality basic training and certification for officers and other front-line staff. Our Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS) certification program is now available in live, DVD, and online formats.
IFCPP's requirements for CIPS basic certification include active membership, institutional protection experience, evidence of a clear criminal history, final approval by the IFCPP Certification Team, and completion of live or correspondence coursework and examination.
Live Course Work
CIPS Live Full-Day Coursework Includes:
Visit our Training Calendar for Live Course Work
DVD's Box set or a la carte
The CIPS certification program is available in video DVD format.
The DVD box set is our most cost-effective option for CIPS correspondence certification of 6 or more participants.
Note: A $200 discount is offered to Institutional & Associate Members!
Online Courses and Quizzes -
CIPS Online Coursework:
All CIPS certification candidates are required to submit 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