Smart Horizons and the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) Announce the Launch of the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) 8th Edition

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The next generation of training for Certified Protection Officers is now available online in a secure learning management system. The course and exam provide candidates with the prestigious IFPO certification.

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The CPO 8th edition provides protection officers the most up-to-date training in security technology, laws, trends, and techniques in a self-paced, online course that can be accessed at any time.

Smart Horizons and the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) today announced the launch of the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) 8th edition course and exam. The CPO 8th edition provides protection officers the most up-to-date training in security technology, laws, trends, and techniques in a self-paced, online course that can be accessed at any time.

This highly interactive course includes 12 units covering 45 chapters. Each chapter provides interactive activities, knowledge checks, and an end-of-chapter test. The delivery system tracks student achievements and maintains data necessary to provide a seamless continuation of learning. This course will fully prepare candidates for the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) exam and certification. Candidates who successfully complete the CPO 8th edition final exam are awarded an IFPO certification.

Benefits of a higher level of training include confidence, improved job performance, and an association with an internationally recognized certification. These benefits can be gained by individuals in all types of security and protection positions, including hospital, campus, and contract security, as well as public law enforcement, private investigation, and hotel, retail, nuclear, or park security.

A significant advantage of the program is the ease with which an employer can implement the training for employees or potential employees. Online training eliminates travel, per-diem, and instructor costs that drive up prices for on-the-ground training. Courses can be accessed anytime it is convenient for the learner and anywhere there is an internet connection. The program is housed on a secure learning management system, the NexPort Extended Classroom, which allows training coordinators to track and report on student progress, while maintaining student records in real time.

About Smart Horizons
Smart Horizons, a division of Advanced Systems Technology, Inc., has been developing and delivering quality instruction for over 25 years with a particular focus on E-learning for over 14 years. Training is housed on a secure learning management system that provides participant record keeping services, including training records, communication logs, and completion certificates. Training is accessible through any internet connection at any time, permitting flexibility and convenience. To learn about the many training solutions that Smart Horizons offers, visit us at http://smarthorizons.org .

About IFPO
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers. We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer's background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys. For more information about the CPO 8th edition and IFPO, visit http://www.ifpo.org/products/cpo.html.

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