Why LPQ Certification is Vital for Recent Grads

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The latest installment in LP Magazine’s series of interviews with working LP professionals appears in the July-August 2016 issue and features a conversation with Marcy Smith about her recent LPQ certification. Smith currently serves as the asset protections specialist for Weis Markets. She took this role in 2014 after graduating from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in justice administration.

In the column, Smith shares her reasons for pursuing LPQ certification through the Loss Prevention Foundation. She emphasizes why certification is such an important step for pending or recent university graduates in the LP field. From the column:

“When taking this job right out of college, I didn’t have any LP experience and had very little knowledge of the field. I had the college degree to get me in the door, but no experience. Right away I had to soak up as much as information as quickly as I could. Once I began studying for the LPQ, things just began to click, and I would have those “ah-ha” moments on a regular basis. Terms like ‘restitution and civil demand’ or ‘gross margin and net profit,’ all terms used daily, became clearer.

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The LPQ helped boost my confidence and reminded me of how continuing to learn always creates room for personal and professional growth. Taking the LPQ exam became less about getting a certification to set me apart from others and more about my personal growth.”

Check out “The Benefits of Certification for College Graduates” to read the full column and discover what professional benefits Smith has seen from taking the course. The column lists individuals who recently earned their LPC and LPQ certifications as well.

You can also visit the Table of Contents for the July-August 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.

Learn more about certification through the Loss Prevention Foundation.

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