What is the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) examination format?

What is the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) testing format?

The Certified Protection Officer (CPO) final examination is an online proctored examination, with a paper-based option.

Exam Questions

Presently the CPO final examination consists of 328 true/false or multiple choice questions.

Time Limit

There is a four (4) hour time limit to this examination.

Tip

Being a member of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is not mandatory. Membership is not a prerequisite for enrollment into any of the IFPO programs.

When the candidate is ready to take the final exam, the following will apply:

    • A Proctor Application must be completed and forwarded to IFPO.

    • If the final exam is to be taken online, the login information will be sent by email to the proctor.

    • In the case of a written final exam, the paper exam is mailed to the proctor.

    • The proctor and candidate then arrange a convenient exam date and time that works for them both.

    • Upon completion of the final exam, all the exam paperwork is returned to IFPO for grading; online candidates will see their score upon completing the exam.

Posted in Certified Protection Officer, FAQ, Learner Questions at October 13th, 2014. .

Do I have to be a member of IFPO?

Do I have to be a member of IFPO prior to enrolling in the security training programs?

Membership IFPO Member Benefits

Being a member of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is not mandatory. Membership is not a prerequisite for enrollment into any of the IFPO programs.

Benefits

There are numerous benefits to IFPO Membership including discounts and payment plans for all IFPO programs, services and supplies.

Tip:

IFPO Member Discount Available
  • The small IFPO logo indicates courses eligible for IFPO Member discount.
  • Clicking on the logo will take you to the IFPO site.
Posted in Certified Protection Officer, FAQ at August 29th, 2013. .

Proctor Qualifications

What are the CPO Examination Proctor Qualifications?

IFPO Proctor Qualifications

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) sets Proctor qualifications.  Currently Proctors may be selected from members of the following communities.

Proctor Suggestions

Workplace Security Professionals Civic Community
Corporate Instructor Certified Fraud Examiner Dean or Academic Department Head
General Manager Certified Protection Officer Librarian
Human Resource Officer Certified Protection Professional Member of the Clergy
President/Vice-President or Officer of an organization or company Certified Security Trainer Military Educational Officer
Staff Development Officer Law Enforcement Officer Military testing site
Supervisor Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) Official Learning/Tutoring Centers
Member of a Professional Security Association Official Testing Service of an Accredited University or College
Member of a recognized Policing Organization University/College Faculty Member

Notes

  • Other professionals may be approved by IFPO on a case-by-case basis. Please email or call IFPO at (239) 430-0534  for additional guidance.
  • Certified Protection Officer Candidates are NOT eligible to serve as a Proctor for another candidate.
  • For additional information  please see the Proctor Qualifications on the IFPO website.
Posted in Certified Protection Officer, FAQ at August 2nd, 2013. .

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