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CIPS Certification

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.

CIPS 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

Live Course Work

CIPS Live Full-Day Coursework Includes:

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Conflict Resolution & Use of Force
  3. Customer Service & Guest Relations
  4. Emergency Evacuations & Lockdowns
  5. Emergency Medical Response
  6. Fire Protection
  7. Legal Considerations & Restrictions
  8. Protecting Collections, Patrolling, Incident Reporting, Package Inspections

DVDs Box Set or A La Carte

The CIPS certification program is available in video DVD format.
The complete DVD set of CIPS program topics provides institutions with quality, cost-effective, internal training. Video modules will allow institutions to train an unlimited number of officers and staff by topic, and complete sets of DVDs can be used to satisfy CIPS certification course work requirements.

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 Includes:

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Customer Service / Guest Relations
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Ejecting Unruly Patrons: Part I & II
  5. Legal Considerations & Restrictions:
    Part I & II
  6. Package Inspection
  7. Patrolling & Protecting Valuable Collections
  8. Emergency Evacuations
  9. Emergency Medical Response
  10. Fire Protection
  11. Use of Force

Purchase all 11 online courses and quizzes.

*To pay by check contact us.

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

IFCPP Membership is required for CIPS Certification. Click here to join.


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