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Posted about 4 years ago

 

looking to get certified and credentialed, anything to advance my career in Physical Security Industry.


So what are the most recognized certs or schools to go for?


I know about ASIS, one of their certs requires 9 years experience, other 5 years.


then there is IFPO, which also looks good. Please help me decide. Thanks.

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Google search may be of assistance.

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Sumabeast,


You're off to a good start.... ASIS is geared towards senior level protection professionals, and their 3 different programs are both challenging and expensive if you're not in management, forget 'em for now.


IFPO is good "broad spectrum" security training geared towards the "line officers" and "front line supervisors" I've completed the CPO and CSS courses... Some more progressive companies, both contract and otherwise will teach some of these courses...


There is also the International Association of Healthcare Safety & Security [ IAHSS] their courses are from entry level to senior management with heavy focus on the healthcare settings (Hospitals, etc). I have completed their original 40hr Basic Officer course {way back when it was just IAHS and "safety" wasn't in the title}


I have also heard about an organization   Educational Institute of American Hotel & Lodging Associations: that offers almost 2 dozen various certification courses including Certified Lodging Security Officer (CLSO), Certified Lodging Security Supervisor (CLSS), and Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD). Other than the existence of these Hotel based course, I know nothing about them, and don't know anyone offhand that has these certifications {FWIW}


You might also consider doing some of the free FEMA self-study courses.


Hope that helps.


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I have repleied to a few topics here in Forum but  now I need answers to quetions that I have !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 


I have been in Germany the better part of my life ( over 30 years ) and have worked in Security the whole time so I know my way around went from Normal Guard to Armed Guard to Head Supervisor..


Now it is time to come Home


 


My Question is will the school and Traing That I got here in Germany beenough Certification to get a Security Job in The USA.


as for weapons Certification Geman Gun Laws are one of the hardest in the world and I passed there test to become a Armed guard and even got approvered with tthe new weapons laws that come down every few years..


 


Just need to Know if I have enough Certification and schooling for the USA..


 


Thanks for the answers ahead of  Time

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There are alot of courses you can take to move up in the security field, Facility Safety course, Criminal Justice course, Emergency Medical courses, Basic Management course and Self-Defense just to name a few depending on the type of security field your working under.

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Have all that you have listed thre gradyg..


but looking at the job offers I need to Know where to get the info because of state laws..


Pennsylvania has a act 321 or something of that natur forgot the Act number..


 


went through Goggle found nothing about it


 


 


 


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There are alot of courses you can take to move up in the security field, Facility Safety course, Criminal Justice course, Emergency Medical courses, Basic Management course and Self-Defense just to name a few depending on the type of security field your working under.


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mike1955,


I believe it all comes down to the decision of the individual in charge of hiring for each and every security organization out there.  As a


general rule of thumb, the more training and/or certifications that an applicant has on their resume, the more of a chance there is of


making a good impression on whoever is looking over the resume.  Is the United States Department of Energy's Protective Force


Training relevant to being an unarmed security officer at a hotel?  Probably not.  Will a 72-hour basic security academy by itself qualify an


officer to be a private military contractor overseas?  I don't believe so.  Is it all good training and certification to have on a resume geared


toward a career in security?  I'll say yes.  I think the same thing goes for your specific situation.  Will any security employer in the United


States have knowledge of the training and certification that you've gained in Germany?  I wouldn't count on it.  What your resume will show,


however, is that you've successfully worked in the security profession for over thirty years and you've had the ambition and


integrity to improve upon your career-related skill sets through training and certification.