Course Code: GES227
Learn the foundations needed to thrive on the job such as the theories of asset protection, role of the professional protection officer, effective communication strategies, and the role and requirements of a protection officer.
Learn about different types of crime prevention and the physical security measures you could be required to take. Understand alarm systems, access controls, and detection technology.
Understand how to prevent, detect, and respond to emergency situations. Discuss occupational safety and health hazards, as well as how to protection sensitive information and counterintelligence.
Be able to identify risk, threats, and deviance in the workplace. Understand how to respond in emergency situations.
Master the concepts and practices behind secure investigations. Discuss proper techniques for crime scenes, interviews, statements, surveillance, report writing, as well as the legal aspects of security.
Complete the course by learning about the proper tactics of fore, defensive tactics, industrial hazards, human relations in a global environment, community relations, and ethics.
Darlene Lawrence is an academic coach and childcare and education instructor with five years of experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in teaching.
A high school diploma or GED is a prerequisite for this course. If you do not have a high school diploma or GED, we recommend the High School Diploma With Certified Protection Officer Training course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has members and students in more than 50 countries around the globe, and offers a diverse array of opportunities for security officer professional development. It is committed to improving job performance of security officers by developing and promoting training and educational standards, holding seminars and education projects, and establishing ethics regulations. The IFPO has fostered greater professionalism in the security field, and courses they have certified are comprehensive and high-quality.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When you complete the course, you will earn a self-study Certified Protection Officer (CPO) certificate that meets the academic requirements for obtaining the CPO credential.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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