International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) designation

The International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) program gives participants three-days of comprehensive crime prevention training which will provide students with comprehensive knowledge covering nineteen, key core areas.

The following topics are covered during the three-day training:

History of Crime Prevention 

Deter, Detect, Delay
  (Three Lines of Defense)


Auto Theft 

Identity Theft

Con Games

Child Safety 

Crimes against Older Adults

School Safety 

Community Engagement

Lighting for Security  

Security Surveys 

Armed Robbery 

Multi-Housing Crime Prevention

Personal Safety 

Internet Safety 

Rural Crime Prevention

Construction Site Crime Prevention

Retail Crime Prevention

This training is open to anyone interested in learning more about crime prevention including crime prevention officers, crime prevention specialists, unit supervisors, volunteers, neighborhood watch coordinators, loss prevention managers and security professionals. 

The cost of the training is $325 U.S. per person.  The training includes 3 days of training, testing & test fees, the new 300 page ICPS Crime Prevention Curriculum and a one-year membership per attendee to the ISCPP.  Successful candidates will earn the ICPS professional designation which they can place after their name.  


All Instructors have attained the ICPS designation and are or have been practicing crime prevention specialist with exceptional presentation skills. There may also be instructors who have experience in a particular crime prevention topic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Students are given a 200 question test at the end of the class.

Students must achieve a passing grade of 75%. The majority of students complete the test satisfactorily.

  • A 300 page crime prevention resource book.
  • A one-year membership to the ISCPP.
  • An ISCPP membership pin and if successful
  • the ICPS designation which can appear after your name along with the ICPS pin.

No, annual or bi-annual testing is required for re-certification. Successful students will receive the ICPS designation from the ISCPP stating that you have demonstrated basic knowledge of crime prevention.

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