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The LPQualified(LPQ) is a benchmark certification that canvases loss prevention practices, core competencies, foundational tools, business processes, and best practices for today's LP professional. In conjunction, the LPF provides LPQ educational material in a college accredited, web accessible course. The course is not required, but it is the best exam preparatory tool available.

The LPQ covers three subject matter domains;

♦ The Retail Environment
♦ Becoming a Successful Business Person
♦ Loss Prevention Basics and Tools

The LPQ does not expire, once earned.

The LPQ course and exam material were created with input from more than 170 loss prevention professionals from more than 75 leading edge retail companies. The course and exam are continually improved from our global network of retail loss prevention professionals, the coursework, and exam committees.

The LPQ offers value to:

  • Loss Prevention Managers
  • Store Managers
  • College Students
  • Select Hourly Employees
  • Supervisors
  • District LP in need of a refresher course
  • people interested in entering the Loss Prevention / Asset Protection Profession.

The LPQ course, exam, and certification are open to all who meet the LPQ eligibility requirements.

Experienced loss prevention professionals know that maintaining and keeping a good name is vital to a security career. Likewise, the LPF maintains the LPQualified (LPQ) name by establishing eligibility requirements which in turn protects the value and hard work of those who take the LPQ course or carry the LPQ credential.

The below requirements apply: ♦ to LPQ course enrollees, ♦ to LPQ exam participants, ♦ and to LPQ certificants.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • They must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent.
  • They must be free from pending felony charges or convictions (or military equivalent of court martial charges and/or convictions).
  • They must be free from pending misdemeanor charges or convictions involving moral turpitude ("moral turpitude" means an offense that calls into question the integrity or judgment of the offender, such as fraud, bribery, corruption, theft, embezzlement, solicitation, etc.).

Specific LPF Requirements:

  • They must uphold our code of ethics.
  • They do not share LPF courseware or LPF exam questions.
  • They use the LPQualified (LPQ) designation appropriately, such as using it only after successfully passing the exam.

*All international applicants must take the LPQ prep-course before taking the exam to gain their LPQ credential.

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