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Training & Events Calendar

IFCPP strives to offer timely training in a variety of locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Please visit our events calendar for a scheduled opportunity near you. Or contact us if you’d like to host a certification course, seminar, or workshop at your institution.

Upcoming Events

    • April 22, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yale University

    The Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) program designates those professionals working in, or directly responsible for the protection of cultural, educational, and public institutions. This special category of IFCPP management certification includes security managers/directors, visitor services managers, facilities managers, registrars, curators, librarians, administrators, contract security managers, or other management staff with duties in safety, security, and emergency preparedness.

    April 22, 2019
    8a - 4p

    Hosted by: Yale University Public Safety

    • Legal Considerations
    • Personnel Management
    • Protecting Collections & Assets
    • Fire Protection
    • Technology Considerations
    • Emergency Management Planning
    • Workplace Violence Prevention

    Cost: $250 (includes application fee, course work, exam, certification) Discounts available for multiple registrations (contact us for details).

    Registration requires IFCPP active membership (including our free Trial Membership).

    Required Reading: Please see the following link to order required reading materials for this class (Safeguarding Cultural Properties). Available through IFCPP at a discount.

    Registration Deadline: April 8, 2019

    • April 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 24, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yale University

    The Certified Institutional Protection Instructor (CIPI) program, IFCPP'S train-the-trainer program, provides all coursework and materials required for CIPI certification, allowing program graduates to conduct 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 three days of CIPI certification coursework.  Open to qualified expert security managers/directors, trainers, and contract security managers/trainers working in cultural property protection.

    Hosted by: Yale University Public Safety

    8:00a - 4:00p April 23-24

    CIPI 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

    Cost: $875 (includes application fee, course work, examinations, certification, and all instruction materials)

    Required Reading: Safeguarding Cultural Properties (contact us for discounted copies)

    Ask us about required qualifications and discounts for multiple registrations

    IFCPP membership required for registration

    Registration Deadline: April 15, 2019

    • May 23, 2019
    • Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine - East Granby, CT

    Chartered in 1705, Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine is the

    site of the first operating copper mine in the North American Colonies.  In 1773, the colony of Connecticut acquired the copper mine property to be used as a workhouse and prison for convicted criminals. Today  they have been designated as a Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve. 

    • May 30, 2019
    • 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Hosted by the New Jersey Library Association (2019 Conference)
    presented by Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI

    This session addresses those threats that libraries of any size or scope may be victimized by, and the practical, cost-effective, realistic preventive measures recommended by leading experts in this field.  Whether or not the library has regular security personnel or relies on the actions of library staff to deal with problems, response (prior to calling police) should be professional and safe.  On a daily basis, all full and part time staff, volunteers, and even regular contractors should be aware of and trained in the best way to respond to a variety of incidents.  This is an audience interactive, dynamic program highly acclaimed by numerous institutions and organizations.

    Register for this and other timely sessions at:

    • October 19, 2019
    • (MDT)
    • October 25, 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Denver & Vail, Colorado

    The IFCPP conference team is delighted to announce the dates and location for the Foundation’s 20th Annual Conference, Seminar & Exhibits!  This year’s 20th Anniversary event will take place in our home state of Colorado, October 19-25 at the newly remodeled Crowne Plaza hotel in the downtown Denver, just blocks from Denver’s Cultural Center Complex, and Vail’s Sebastian award-winning resort hotel, located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.

    This 2-part conference will include pre-conference cultural property excursions in Denver on Oct 19-20, followed by 2 days of educational sessions and  group activities in the heart of downtown, Oct 21-22. We’ll then transport conference participants to the magical Rocky Mountain village of Vail for 2 more days of conference sessions, networking activities, and local museum excursions.  We’ll wrap things up and return to Denver on October 25, or you can extend your mountain stay for some much deserved R&R.

    We hope that you can join us for the IFCPP 20th Anniversary celebration - you won’t believe what we have in store!


    • $595 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (early bird registration through March 15)
    • $645 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (second tier early registration through April 15)
    • $695 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (regular, non-discounted registration through October 1)
    **Active membership required for registration**


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Past Events

April 11, 2019 Current Trends in Cultural Property Protection, a 20,000 Foot Overview and A Local View of Trends in Cultural Property Protection
April 09, 2019 CIPI Instructor Certification Course - Chicago
November 29, 2018 IFCPP New England Chapter Meeting - November
October 25, 2018 IFCPP New England Chapter Meeting - October
October 13, 2018 IFCPP 2018 Conference, Seminar & Exhibits
October 10, 2018 Safeguarding Cultural Heritage from Theft & Other Risks
June 08, 2018 Library Protection Workshop - New England
March 01, 2018 CIPI Instructor Certification Course - Philadelphia
February 27, 2018 CISS Regional Security Supervisor Certification Class - Philadelphia
September 16, 2017 IFCPP 2017 Conference, Seminar, Exhibits & Certification Program
July 12, 2017 Protection Planning 101
February 06, 2017 CISS Regional Security Supervisor Certification Class - Southwestern U.S.
August 28, 2016 IFCPP Leadership Symposium
July 28, 2016 You ARE a Soft Target. What can you do about it?
July 27, 2016 Certified Institutional Protection Manager Class at AMM in Minneapolis
May 29, 2016 Certified Institutional Protection Manager Class at AAM in D.C.
May 28, 2016 Priceless Collections Require Specialized Security
December 18, 2015 MOAB Intro Class - Postponed Until April 2016
December 17, 2015 CIPS Certification Class - Postponed Until April 2016
October 27, 2015 IFCPP Annual Symposium
October 24, 2015 Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions
September 18, 2015 CIPI Instructor Certification Course
September 18, 2015 CIPS Regional Security Officer Certification Classes
September 17, 2015 CIPS Regional Security Officer Certification Classes
July 18, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
April 29, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
April 29, 2015 Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Introductory Class
March 28, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
March 28, 2015 CIPM II Regional Security Management Certification Class

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