About The Association

The Association of Chartered Loss Prevention Specialists of Canada™ is the most prominent professional body for those who are developing a career in Loss Prevention in particular and Corporate Security Management in general. We are a member-based global professional body based in Canada. We are the leading and only professional and career development organization for Loss Prevention professionals in Canada. We are federally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Canada.

Loss prevention refers to measures used to prevent business losses arising from theft, fraud, or other forms of malfeasance which could result in deaths, injuries, and economic damage or loss. Loss prevention techniques are the set of practices, methods and procedures that business organizations use to protect their assets, prevent avoidable losses and preserve their profits. Loss prevention is important and applicable in every business environment.

The aims of any loss prevention program are to maximize a business enterprise’s profits by better managing preventable losses, proactively determine risks associated with the business operations, and come up with preventive measures and mitigation strategies in order to eliminate the occurrence or minimize the negative impact of risks to the business. Most organisations employ their own in-house loss prevention team or use external consultants or security agencies to accomplish these objectives.

 

At the Association of Chartered Loss Prevention Specialists of Canada, we believe that the career development and facilitation of professional training and certification is critical to personal and business success. We exist to make this happen. The Association also provides ongoing support and training for its members and certification holders.

The Association was founded by a number of people from the profession, who recognized the need to develop standards in Corporate/Business Loss Prevention practices, with the objective of providing a professional standard-setting body for Loss Prevention professionals, establish and promote high objective standards in the profession, as well as increase the number of trained and qualified personnel in this specialist field.

Our History

The Association of Chartered Loss Prevention Specialists of Canada was founded in 2021, federally incorporated in Canada and began its first certification scheme – the Chartered Loss Prevention Specialist™ (ChLPS™).  In recognition of the complex, ever-increasing and acute threat on businesses, our founders identified a serious need for advanced knowledge-base to meet the challenges posed by these threats.

 

The Association was founded by a number of people from the profession, who recognized the need to develop standards in Corporate/Business Loss Prevention practices, with the objective of providing a professional standard-setting body for Loss Prevention professionals, establish and promote high objective standards in the profession, as well as increase the number of trained and qualified personnel in this specialist field.

Our Purpose

To professionalize the art, science and practice of

Loss Prevention operations and management in all its ramifications; promote and foster global best practices in the profession, build a community of Loss Prevention Specialists for meaningful networking, mentoring, and peer support; continuing education, professional development, innovation, and learning.

To admit to the association as members,

only individuals and entities who demonstrate the highest standards of professional competence, skill, and integrity and also, maintain a register of its members and professional certification holders.
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To design and build the body of knowledge,

Education, training, and experience requirements for Loss Prevention operations and management in Canada set professional standards and code of ethics for individuals and entities seeking to become members of the Loss Prevention profession in Canada and globally.

To establish examination and testing programs in

Loss Prevention, provide pathways to achieving formal qualifications, certifications, designations, and professional recognition in Loss Prevention, with Canada-focused content, but with global applications.

Today there has been a progressive shift in focus from the guard, gate, and gun approach to securing the assets of an organization from adversaries. Intellectualism, a deep understanding of business processes, and rich knowledge of Corporate Security Management and Asset Protection are taking the forefront in securing the assets of an organization from all forms of adversaries and losses. The Association of Chartered Loss Prevention Specialists of Canada has recognized this fact by developing a robust Program of Studies leading to the much-coveted Chartered Loss Prevention Specialist™ designation and its certification mark of ChLPS™.

 

This certification is a tested proof of the holder’s competence and professionalism. The ChLPS™ and CLPA™ designation are testaments of the professional competence of their holder to the industry, employers, and clients. The designation holders have met a rigorous set of standards that includes documented levels of relevant, professional education and experience as well as competence in the areas of Loss Prevention operations, Asset Protection, and Corporate Security Management. These requirements are demonstrated and validated through the successful completion of the ChLPS™ and CLPA™ certification process.

Our Mission Statement

‘’We foster awareness and professionalism of the evolving loss prevention industry, and promote the art and science of loss prevention competencies, standards, and relevance in the global corporate security industry.’’

Our Value Proposition

Our Association’s objectives and value proposition are built on the foundation of five fundamentals pillars. These Pillars, known as The 3PSE, are defined below:

PROTECT your business assets

SECURE your business bottom-line

PRESERVE your business profits

ENSURE your business going concern

PREVENT business losses

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Association of Chartered Loss Prevention Specialists is Canada's standard-setting professional body for the promotion, development, and advancement of knowledge, research, education, training, professional certifications, and code of ethics in Loss Prevention

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