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What loss prevention professionals are saying about LPCertified (LPC)!



"I found the LPC course to be a refreshing departure from the expected loss prevention focused content. Instead, I found the curriculum to be more retail centric in a way that shows loss prevention professionals how their expertise can be applied to the business more holistically. The LPC is more about becoming a leader that can communicate effectively and with understanding across the operation than it is honing traditional loss prevention knowledge."

David Lund, LPC, CFI, Vice President Loss Prevention, Dick's Sporting Goods, LPF Board Member

"I was impressed with the level of detail across all modules of the LPC. From Compliance and Ethics deep dives to Risk Management and Business Continuity considerations, the LPC provides more than just a foundation of understanding for our profession. Learners walk away with enhanced knowledge of topics they may practice frequently, or having gained ground-up knowledge in a space that was unfamiliar. LPC course work will make you a stronger communicator in Finance, Operations and Legal discussions."

Jason Coren, LPC, CFI, Director, Security and Loss Prevention, Amazon.com, LPF Board Member

"The breathe and depth of the Loss Prevention industry continues to expand. For those of us in the Supply Chain Asset Protection niche, the LPC is a great vehicle to ensure we are not only shored up to today's wants and needs but are continuously challenging ourselves to the dynamic demands of our supply chains."

Maurizio Scrofani, LPC, CCSP, GB6S, Managing Principle, Chief Supply Chain Security Officer, ALTO Assurance

"I thought I knew how detailed the course was going to be as we developed it. But after completing the course, I was amazed at how much content was produced ,and how precise the information is. I learned so much from the course, and was very impressed with how valid the LPC is for today's Loss Prevention executive."

Frank Johns, LPC, Chairman of the Board, The Loss Prevention Foundation

"I have been in Loss Prevention and the LEN profession for 20 years. I would highly recommend the LPC course for LP professionals. The course was very informative and relevant. I am extremely satisfied to have completed the course work and to have a special connection with so many other LP professionals who have achieved this certification. Sign up for this course, you won’t regret it!"

Octavio Jara, LPC, Director of Loss Prevention - West Division, McDonald's Corporation

"For many years I have been involved in retail loss prevention. As a practitioner, consultant, vendor and executive editor of LP Magazine. When diving into the LPC course work I wondered "what" I would learn and "why" I would feel compelled to obtain my LPC certification. It was like reading a best seller book, could not put the work down. It was very well done and put together and I came away with a renewed energy to support this educational tool for my chosen profession. I am proud to have completed the work and to have a bond with so many others who have achieved their certification."

Jim Lee, LPC, Executive Editor, LP Magazine, LPF Board Member

"The LPC is a tremendous course! I would highly recommend this course to everyone in our industry, regardless of their position. It was relevant and very enlightening."

Terry Nichols, LPC, VP, Loss Prevention/Safety, Retail Stores, Sears Holdings

"It was well written and very comprehensive. Even LP professionals who have been in the business for years learn a lot."

William Turner, LPC, Vice President Customer Relations, Loss Prevention Magazine, LPF Board Member

"I truly value the LPC that I received from Loss Prevention Foundation. While I have held my CPP credential from ASIS for many years, it is my LPC designation that more directly relates to my retail and food service Loss Prevention / Asset Protection daily work and career. The course challenged me to focus on the pillars of standards for the Loss Prevention profession and for the Loss Prevention professional. I struggled at first to get through the content. I think that makes me even more appreciate my personal accomplishment. I was also lucky enough to get my course paid for through a scholarship from Vector Security. The certification scholarship program, as offered by LPF and select vendors like Vector, has enabled me. and many others, to further my knowledge, further my ability to be recognized as a professional within the industry, and further my career."

Jeff Levitt, LPC CPP, Senior Manager - Asset Protection, Panera Bread

"While going through the LPC course there were several instances where I learned something that I was immediately able to apply and add value to my company. Going forward, we will be offering the LPQ and/or LPC to our Loss Prevention team. LPF’s membership and certification courses are great ways to continue to grow and add additional value to your companies."

Joseph Laufenberg, LPC, Senior Director, Festival Foods

"The LPC course equipped me with the knowledge and confidence I need to lead and direct my LP organization. The clear, concise manner in which the information was presented made comprehension and retention easy to achieve and application was effortless. I would recommend this course to anyone who has the desire to expand their expertise in the field of Loss Prevention."

Lee Bland, LPC, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Stage Stores (RET)

"The Loss Prevention Foundation’s LPC Course was one of the most challenging academic endeavors in my career. The course was a rigorous journey through every aspect of Retail Loss Prevention. As a solution provider to the Loss Prevention Community it gave me unique “NEW” perspective on what amount of knowledge and leadership it requires to be a top flight LP Executive. I will be a significantly more effective and efficient solution provider for having acquired my LPC designation"

Kevin Lynch, LPC, Executive Director, Business Development, Tyco Retail Solutions

"I am ready to begin my 29th year of retail LP leadership, and the LPC helped me benchmark my skills against the best in class to ensure I am providing my company and team members what they deserve by my leadership and knowledge."

Bill Napier, LPC, LPF Board Member

"The LPC course materials covered were highly in-depth and have the ability to educate even the most seasoned loss prevention professional. The course helps refresh your mind as well as expose you to the challenges others face in our line of work."

Walter Mulhall, LPC, PHR, CHS-III, Director of Loss Prevention, Tacala Austin Corp./Taco Bell

"The LPC certification is right on target in addressing the body of knowledge needed in our industry. This course is well developed and is a value for Loss Prevention Professional at all levels. Whether the new Loss Prevention specialist or the seasoned veteran, the course work offers industry specific information that is needed to be successful in today's Loss Prevention arena. The LPC course is a must for all Loss Prevention management teams."

Mark Gaudette, LPC CPP CFI, Vice President, ASIS International, Region 5F

"Let there be no mistake, this program is not a weekend exercise, but a journey of commitment to education. For those dedicated to this profession I think the certification process reaffirms loss prevention knowledge and enlightens one to areas where less familiar. Most importantly, in the end I felt part of something larger and like other professions where standards are certified."

Wayne McBrian, LPC, Operations Vice President, Brookstone Stores (RET)

"Having been involved with the Loss Prevention Foundation since the beginning, I cannot adequately express to you the amount of due diligence, research, effort and time that has been spent in putting together the two certifications that The Loss Prevention Foundation has to offer both the beginners and the veterans within our industry. Having completed the LPC certification myself, I found there is a wealth of information offered for everyone in both certifications, even a seasoned veteran such as myself. The goal for The Loss Prevention Foundation is to both raise the bar and enhance this great industry called Loss Prevention. The foundation and the certifications that it has produced has not only met but has far exceeded my expectations! I found the LPC course especially to be very thought provoking and bring new approaches and ideas to the table. These certifications are a MUST for anyone looking to enter our industry or seeking career advancement within our industry. This is without a doubt one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself."

Tim Shipman, LPC, Consultant

"The LPC course studies were extremely well done and comprehensive in their scope. I was challenged in the individual modules and quickly realized that the materials themselves would require a significant time investment to properly absorb/learn. The time that I spent studying the materials, taking the practice exam, and eventually taking and passing the test were a personal value ad. I am a very strong advocate of ongoing education and industry benchmarking. LPC accomplishes both of these. In my over 10 years in the LP/AP field and nearly 25 years in the retail industry I have not utilized or experienced a product of this caliber. If you are thinking about pursuing LPC for yourself and your career …… you should."

Christopher McCray, LPC, Director Field Asset Protection

"As a business professional that specializes in Loss Prevention, I felt more of an accomplishment completing the LPC course than I did receiving my Masters degree in Criminology. The course is a challenge, but well worth the time. One should not take the LPC lightly, we should see it as a tool to further our education and our insight into the industry that we all call our profession. Every time another in our industry becomes LPC certified, we add relevance and credibility to our being. Thank you LPF for having the insight to design and create such a great educational tool for all of us to learn from and grow!"

Contakos Jim, LPC, MA, CFI, Regional Loss Prevention Manager

"Throughout my career, my managers have helped me to succeed. At this point in my career, I participated in developing the LPC certification because I wanted to send the elevator back down to help younger LP professionals as they are the future of this industry, Every profession requires a degree or certification, and loss prevention should be no different."

Nicole Accardi, CFI, DLPM

"The LPC course was very demanding and at times tough to get through; however, I would not change a thing. The exam was difficult and you better know your subject. Passing the exam gives you a self-confidence you will not get anywhere else and cannot help"

Doug Pettigrew, LPC, Director of Internal Audit

"The LPC designation demonstrates to others your level of knowledge and competency in the Retail Loss Prevention field; much the same way that a CPA designation for an accountant demonstrates their abilities in the field of accounting."

Tim Fisher, Director Loss Prevention and Safety

"The LPQ and LPC courses do a fine job in educating on the retail loss prevention business acumen. I never stop learning."

Wayne Getz, LPC CFI, Area Asset Protection Manager at Best Buy

"This is my sixth certification in security and the LPC studies have given me information that the other five did not cover. Information that is important to my work. The LPC has given me the opportunity to provide my employer with a well-rounded loss prevention professional. Anyone in loss prevention would benefit greatly from obtaining the LPC."

Terry Vannarsdale, LPC CPP PSP PCI CFE CFI, Field Security Manager

"The LPC certification course is the perfect developmental tool for current and future Loss Prevention professionals. Not only does it further legitimize our profession, the coursework enhances our business acumen and increases our value within any organization. The coursework is perfectly tooled to include exactly what we need to be a great business partner as well as what we need to be a better leader each and every day. Whether you've worked in Loss Prevention for twenty years or sixth months, there's a lot to be learned from this program. I highly recommend it for everyone."

Glenn Forrest, III, LPC, Field Loss Prevention Manager

"After 20 years of being in the Loss Prevention field it was a great experience to take a formal training course. I learned a great deal in the LPC Certification. The course content provided me crucial training that would have taken me many more years to obtain on my own."

Kenneth Parsons, LPC, District Loss Prevention Manager

"Having the ability and skills to add value, not only in our department, but to impact the company on multiple levels substantiates a higher return on investment. The LP Foundation courses provide us with the business skills necessary to maximize our contributions to our companies and further advance our industry through continued professional development."

Sandy Chandler, LPC, CPP, Loss Prevention Manager

"Although I have several other certifications (CPA, CFE, and CFI), I think the LPC is truly the only certification geared directly towards retail LP. It will show that I have a comprehensive understanding of our business at the same time demonstrating my commitment to this field and my career."

Joshua Haggard, CFI, Sr. Manager LP Operations/Safety

"The LPC course offered me many new insights into areas of the Loss Prevention profession. This is a superior program that is delivered in a manner that offers an ease of use, along with a clear understanding of the materials. I highly recommend the program!"

Ted Jagielski, LPC, CFI, Regional Field Operations Manager
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