Unique and flexible, the SSMP course is designed to meet the needs of the security supervisor/manager. Candidates must successfully complete a midterm examination and a proctored final examination. To earn the program completion certificate, candidates must achieve a minimum score of 70% on both examinations.
Please note the following:
Prerequisites for the SSMP: None
The SSMP is a prerequisite for the Certified in Security Supervision Management Program (CSSM).
After successful completion of the SSMP, candidates can apply for acceptance into the official CSSM certification program.
IFPO’s SSMP certification qualifies for recertification credits towards the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation. Please contact ASIS directly for more information on the credits applied.
The textbook is “Security Supervision: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection,” published by Butterworth-Heinemann. The text is the result of an alliance between IFPO, the publisher, and more than 40 of the industry’s leading security supervisors, authors, educators and consultants. It will serve not only as an excellent source of information for the course, but as a valuable reference book for years to come. Chapters include such topics as:
Future of private security
Security personnel selection
Motivation and evaluation
Security officer scheduling
Staff training and development
Company policy and procedures
Managing/supervising to reduce liability
Testimony in court
Risk and crisis management
Legal aspects of security
Security medical response
Designing operations centers
Crime prevention/community relations
Supervisor’s role in training
Testing for learning retention
Course Length: 40 hours (5 days)