Professional excellence requires dedication and responsibility, and is something that the best continuously strive to achieve. In order to maximize potential, it is therefore essential that professional development is seen as an ongoing process. We should always be looking for ways to improve our skills, abilities, and base of knowledge as a means to maximize performance. Loss prevention certification is a means of establishing and validating that standard of excellence.
The Loss Prevention Foundation Celebrates the Certified LP Professional
We are pleased to recognize and congratulate an industry leader who recently obtained their LPC certification. Despite their demanding schedule and having other impressive educational credentials, they still saw the value and took the time to obtain this industry-leading LPC credential.
In order to achieve the highest standards of excellence, loss prevention professionals must embrace the importance of continuing education as a gateway to higher performance and achievement within the profession. The best way to invest in our future is to invest in ourselves, and each of us holds the responsibility to maximize our talents and abilities to best serve our professional ambitions.
Michael McKinney, LPC, Regional Director of Loss Prevention, Rite Aid
“For a guy like me who has been back and forth from OPS to AP, a certification is critical from a career perspective. What I like about the LP Certification is how inclusive it is. Most other certifications are specific to interviewing or investigative skills while the LP Certification gets into supply chain, drug diversion, union and labor laws etc. It is a very well rounded certification for the AP professional that wants to advance his or her career.”
Loss prevention certification is an investment that we make in ourselves. It is not simply a commitment to higher learning, but also a dedication to reach a higher standard. Each of these individuals is helping to raise the bar for the profession; and has earned both their designation and respect of the loss prevention community.
The Loss Prevention Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who have successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC)
- Joseph Bingeman, LPC – Amazon
- Michael Bruce, Sr. LPC – PETCO Animal Supplies
- Kory Ciesielski, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Douglas Harwood, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Matthew Hilfers, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Jason Krongaard, , LPQ – Walmart Stores
- Matthew Johnson, LPC – East Carolina University
- Anthony Johnson, LPQ — Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
- Jason Krongaard, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Eric Mizner, LPQ – The TJX Companies
- Barney Molnar, LPC – Amazon
- Brandon Peterson, LPC
- Derick Rich, LPC – Sears Holdings
- Jamie Richardson, LPQ – Walmart Stores
- Tyson Robertson, LPC – Amazon
- Aaron Schiffelbein, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Frank Seo, LPC – Walmart Stores
- Debra Stanley, LPQ – 7-Eleven
The retail industry is extremely competitive, and loss prevention has become an integral component of a successful retail model. In order to remain successful our professional competencies must include flexibility, strong problem-solving and decision making skills, a superior knowledge base, and an ability to effectively apply our knowledge and experience to the diverse situations that we face on a day-to-day basis.
It is our responsibility to manage the process; driven by individual learning experiences and carrying a personal signature for success. Continuing education, training and skills development, lifelong learning activities, intellectual nourishment and exposure to new ideas all contribute to that plan. Are you taking the necessary steps?
To view the Recently Certified for July 2017, click here.
For more information on loss prevention certification and the certification process, contact the Loss Prevention Foundation at www.losspreventionfoundation.org