in LPRC Reports

Loss Prevention Certification A Survey of US Retail LP Executives Scicchitano Johns Hayes 2008

Introduction
This Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) report assesses the expectations and needs of major U.S. retailers regarding loss prevention certification programs. The survey was designed to obtain information about factors that affect retailers’ decisions about participation in loss prevention certification programs, as well as their opinions about the costs, content, and administration of such programs. The survey targeted as respondents a list of current LPRC members and other large U.S. retailers for whom telephone numbers were available.
The survey instrument included a variety of questions about factors that influence respondents’ companies to participate in loss prevention certification programs. The specific categories for questions are as follows:
 Participation in Loss Prevention Certification Programs
 Reasons for Participation in Loss Prevention Certification Programs
 Course Topics
 Certification Program Costs
 Format for Administering Certification Courses
 Employee Participation in Loss Prevention Certification Progam
The results of the survey provide LPRC with a substantial amount of information about the opinions and assessments of U.S. retailers regarding loss prevention certification programs.