The ChLPS™ and CLPA™ designations are testaments
to your professional competence to the
industry, your employers, and your clients

Certification Programs

In the corporate security and Loss Prevention industry, we work in a world where we always have to stay one step ahead of the adversary. So do we. We are constantly striving to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024 – the global benchmark for certifying personnel. Our current  certification programs are listed below.


Chartered Loss Prevention Specialist (ChLPS™ )

The ChLPS™ designation is a testament to your professional competence to the industry, your employers, and your clients

Certified Loss Prevention Associate (CLPA™ )

The CLPA™ designation is a testament to your professional competence to the industry, your employers, and your clients

Steps to Become Certified

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Learn More about the Certification exam

Before you start preparing for your Loss Prevention Certification, ensure you understand the basics of what's on the exam. Review the exam competencies, exam blueprint, and sample questions to see what's covered and the type of questions that will be asked.

While the same exact questions will not be on your exam, these sample questions will give you an understanding of what to expect on the certification exam

Prepare for your certification

Review the standards of bodies of knowledge that align with your certification. See ChLPS Guide for the core certifications, Loss prevention Extension to the ChLPS Guide for the Loss Prevention Certification and explore additional standards and resources.

Go through our office class to prepare you for the ChLPS certificate

Register and take Certification Exams

When you have acquired the skills and knowledge required for your desired certification, it's time to take the exam!

For the core certifications, start by paying the application and exam fees. For the ChLPS certifications, just pay the exam fee to get started.

Then, you will begin the process of registering and scheduling your exam. On successful completion of your Exam with the required grade, you get certified.

Advantages of Certification

Certification can lead to better recognition, professional visibility, opportunities, and job mobility. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are becoming important. Sure, you know you've got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential client and employers that you do? For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer.

Potential benefits to the Profession

Standardizes practices and/or standards within the loss prevention industry

Advances and attests to specialty in the loss prevention profession

Provides a means and the basis for the loss prevention industry to self-regulate

Potential benefits to the Certification Holder

Grants recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party

Enhances professional reputation and provides personal accomplishment

Supports continued professional development

Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice

Validates your professional skills and knowledge

Communicates your professional credibility

Serves as a differentiator in the competitive job market

Potential Benefits to the Public

Standardizes practice and/or standards within an industry

Advances the specialty/field and increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline

Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate

Helps in identifying qualified service providers Increases confidence in service providers

Provides disciplinary process to follow in case of complaints

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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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