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The Most Important Investment for Cultural Property Protection Professionals is IFCPP Membership


The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection serves cultural property institutions and professionals with a trusted network for information sharing, training, certification, advocacy, resource-sharing, and professional connections. No other organization offers as much in-depth experience in addressing the evolving priorities and challenges of this unique and ever-changing field.

IFCPP’s membership includes a diverse body body of cultural institutions, including art museums, libraries, performing art complexes, historic sites, living collections (zoos, aquariums and botanic gardens), college & university campuses, national and state parks, art galleries, special events & exhibitions, cultural fairs, government facilities (municipal, state and federal,  including state capitols), and any public institution with cultural value.


IFCPP provides three categories of membership:


  • Individual for persons responsible for the protection of cultural properties at every level, from executive leadership to supervisory and the workforce professional
  • Institutional for organizations or entities offering education, enjoyment or entertainment in a cultural environment
  • Associate for manufacturers or service providers offering equipment, products, or services to cultural properties

Key benefits of IFCPP membership include:

  • Consistent training & professional development to address evolving challenges & priorities
  • Information resources to keep up to date with latest industry developments & solutions
  • Industry recognized standard for professional certification & credentials
  • Networking opportunities to share learnings with peers worldwide
  • Advocacy to ensure your voice is heard

We offer memberships for 1, 2 and 3-year terms. The longer you extend your membership, the more you save.

You can explore and understand IFCPP’s many resources & benefits for members via our complimentary 60-Day Individual Trial Membership. It’s a no-cost but upgradeable option for new and trial members to ensure IFCPP is right for you. You may also register for for IFCPP online certification, webinars, or our annual conference via this trial membership.

Detailed benefits for Individual and Institutional members include:

  • Password-protected access to the IFCPP web site
  • Access to the IFCPP web-based member forum & job board
  • Placement services
  • Daily/weekly bulletins, industry news & special announcements
  • Online protection policy samples
  • Directory of preferred cultural property protection service providers
  • Individual member directory
  • Priority & discounted registration for professional development workshops, seminars, events and the IFCPP annual conference
  • Discounted access to online webinars, CIPS (officer) certification courses, and CIPM (manager) certification courses
  • Discounts on Certified Institutional Protection Specialist officer training DVD video series
  • Regional Chapter Participation:

    • Local Chapter Board service
    • Information and resource sharing
    • Monthly or bi-monthly meetings
    • Local training resources
  • Discounts on FASTscreen background screening and Securtest pre-employment honesty testing services
  • Eligibility to nominate & be nominated for the “Security Professional of the Year” Award
  • Eligibility for scholarships to attend IFCPP annual conference
  • Discounts on publications
  • Membership certificate
  • Access to IFCPP's "Ask An Expert" service and direct access to IFCPP Advisors
  • Plus...endless resources and information-sharing

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membership dues

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS 

for persons responsible for the protection of cultural properties at every level, from executive leadership to supervisory and the workforce professional

  • 1-YR MEMBERSHIP - $45
  • 2-YR MEMBERSHIP - $75
  • 3-YR MEMBERSHIP - $115
  • COMPLIMENTARY 60-DAY TRIAL MEMBERSHIP for NEW and TRIAL members only

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

for organizations or entities offering education, enjoyment or entertainment in a cultural environment

  • 1-YR MEMBERSHIP - $150
  • 2-YR MEMBERSHIP - $250
  • 3-YR MEMBERSHIP - $375li>

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS 

for manufacturers or service providers offering equipment, products, or services to cultural properties

  • 1-YR MEMBERSHIP - $250
  • 2-YR MEMBERSHIP - $425
  • 3-YR MEMBERSHIP - $600