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 two industry leaders who recently obtained their LPC certification. Despite their demanding schedules and having other impressive educational credentials, these leaders still saw the value and took the time to obtain the 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.
Tim Shipman, LPC, President/Consultant at The Shipman Group LLC
“Having been involved with the Loss Prevention Foundation since the beginning, I cannot adequately express to you the amount of due diligence, research, effort and time that has been spent in putting together the two certifications that The Loss Prevention Foundation has to offer. The goal for The Loss Prevention Foundation is to both raise the bar and enhance this great industry called loss prevention.
“The foundation and the certifications that it has produced has not only met but has far exceeded my expectations. I found the LPC course especially to be very thought-provoking and brings new approaches and ideas to the table. These certifications are a MUST for anyone looking to enter our industry or seeking career advancement within our industry. This is without a doubt one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself.”
Jim Contakos, LPC, MA, CFI Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Signet Jewelers
“As a business professional that specializes in Loss Prevention, I felt more of an accomplishment completing the LPC course than I did receiving my Masters degree in Criminology. The course is a challenge, but well worth the time. One should not take the LPC lightly, we should see it as a tool to further our education and our insight into the industry that we all call our profession. Every time another in our industry becomes LPC certified, we add relevance and credibility to our being. Thank you LPF for having the insight to design and create such a great educational tool for all of us to learn from and grow!”
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).
Cory Arnsperger, LPC
Gregory Bleakley, LPC
Jacob Feldhaus, LPC
Jason Fiszer, LPC
James Freeman, LPC
Kristen Kurek, LPC
Frederick Lipscomb, LPC
Sarah McCoin, LPC, CFI
Dennis Pruitt, LPC
Jacob Russell, LPC
Michael Simpson, LPC
David Swift, LPC
Armando Velasquez, LPC
Matthew Clark, LPQ
Nathan Cordero, LPQ
Adrienne Holliday, LPQ
Wesley Justice, LPQ
Stephen Ragosta, LPQ
Philipp Reinecke, LPQ
Clinton Sprenger, LPQ
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 December 2016, click here.
For more information on loss prevention certification and the certification process, contact the Loss Prevention Foundation at www.losspreventionfoundation.org