European retail professionals can now benefit from accreditation in loss prevention following the launch of Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) qualifications in the UK, in partnership with ORIS Media. The courses – LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC)” are designed to professionalise LP and create a standard for loss prevention professionals across the industry. The qualifications are designed to provide loss prevention professionals with expertise in retail loss prevention while providing them with the skills and knowledge of best practice techniques and how these can be delivered in the workplace. LPQualified training offers an entry-level certification for new starters in the loss prevention industry while LPCertified training is best suited for loss prevention professionals with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience. All course materials are available online via the Loss Prevention Foundation website, with Pearson Vue offering access to testing facilities for professionals to take final written exam. Kevin McMenimen, co-founder and member of the Loss Prevention Foundation board of directors, said:” We know from our existing work with European retailers that there is a demand for more education and training within the industry. UK and US retailers are increasingly working together and with more US businesses operating within the EU it’s time that we learnt how to leverage our best practice experience and learn from each other.” In addition to the courseware being made available, a chapter of the LPF will be launched in the UK, with future chapters to be initiated across regions of Europe.