The University of Florida is proud to announce a new partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation that will ultimately benefit UF students and the Loss Prevention/Asset Protection community.
Through this strategic partnership with the LPF, UF, a top 10 US public university, will begin offering the Loss Prevention Foundation’s LPQualified course. The LPQ certification will open many employment opportunities for criminal justice students as well as others with majors in the fields of retail loss prevention and security.
The University of Florida offers the online certificate course, “Introduction to Evidence-Based Loss Prevention,” to non-UF working professionals. This course is designed to help participants better understand how to use a theory-driven, evidence-based, systematic crime prevention process that utilizes case studies to provide students practical application in making people, places, and assets safer and more secure.
“The University of Florida has an almost 30-year LP/AP support legacy including the National Retail Security Survey with NRF, Dr. Richard Hollinger’s and other LP courses, and faculty and grad students working on Loss Prevention Research Council projects. This exciting LPF opportunity allows UF to further support the important asset protection community” said UF Research Scientist Dr. Read Hayes.
“We are excited for this new opportunity with the University of Florida,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of the LPF. “This partnership allows the LPF to contribute to the education of UF students by making it possible for them to graduate with not only a bachelor’s degree but an LPQ certification. It will also give the LPF a chance to offer Continuing Education Units to our LPCertified professionals who choose to take the UF course. This is really a ‘win-win’ for all involved."
The LPQualified (LPQ) is a certification designed to provide a benchmark education for loss prevention managers, supervisors, store managers, college students, select hourly employees, and anyone interested in the career field. It is also an excellent refresher course for new District LP Managers, corporate LP support personnel or those who have limited or no field experience.
The LPQ was created with input from more than 170 loss prevention professionals from more than 75 of today's leading retail companies. The LPQ prep course is composed of 3 courses with 25 detailed chapters focused on The Retail Environment, Becoming a Successful Business Person and Loss Prevention Basics and Tools.
The LPCertified (LPC) is a certification designed as advanced education for loss prevention management and executives hoping to further their career in the loss prevention field. The LPC was designed with the input from 300+ professionals from more than 130 of today’s leading retail and solution provider companies.
The LPC prep course is composed of 6 courses, 34 chapters with curriculum focused on Leadership Principles, Business Principles, LP Operations, Safety & Risk Management, Crisis Management and Supply Chain Security. Each course includes section review questions, practical applications, and a practice exam at the end of the prep course. The course is delivered 100% on line, includes video demonstrations & pictures.