Private Security Certificate
Description and Outcomes
If you are currently a professional in the criminal justice field, the Private Security Certificate program could help increase your knowledge of private security. The program offers 10 courses designed to introduce you to the field of private and corporate security, examine the range of security responsibilities, and teach you how to provide asset protection to a myriad of clients.
The Private Security Certificate program is not only designed to help you pursue employment in private or corporate security, but could also prepare you for professional membership in the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification exam. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to Purdue Global degree programs.
The Private Security Certificate program consists of a minimum of 53 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of private and corporate security in the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply security concepts to various types of private and business environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to investigate major crimes associated with security incidents.
- Demonstrate an understanding of white-collar crime and other examples of fraud and why it is an important field of study in private security.
- Demonstrate an understanding of what is needed to constitute a reliable security culture in the private or corporate sector.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
If you do not possess an associate's or bachelor's degree within the criminal justice field from an accredited institution at the time of admission, you may be admitted to the program after providing proof that you have been employed in law enforcement, the military, or an associated area of criminal justice within the last 18 months prior to enrollment. If you do not possess a prior degree, admission is at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences based on a review of work experience and other relevant criteria.
By the last day of the first term, you must supply the official transcripts required for your enrollment. Failure to comply with this deadline will result in withdrawal from your program and blocked reentry until an official transcript is provided or you change your program of study to one that does not require proof of graduation.
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be eligible to take the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification exam.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CJ101||🌐 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||5|
|CJ130||🌐 Introduction to Corrections||5|
|CJ140||Introduction to Constitutional Law||5|
|CJ210||🌐 Criminal Investigation||5|
|CJ211||🌐 Police Operations||5|
|CJ212||🌐 Crime Prevention||5|
|CJ227||🌐 Criminal Procedure||5|
|CJ345||🌐 Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice||6|
|CJ444||🌐 Managing Criminal Justice Organizations||6|
|PA310||Tort Law 1||6|
|Total Major Requirements||53|
Students are exempt from the prerequisite requirement for PA310 Tort Law.