Find the answers to your frequently asked questions about Pacific West Academy’s security training programs.
Learn about financial aid, veterans benefits, job placement and more.
Find the answers to your frequently asked security training questions. If you didn’t, call us at (818) 906-3753 for those or any other questions.
Many of the students who attend classes with Pacific West Academy enroll with Employment Development Department (EDD) Centers and qualify for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training or the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) funding which can cover all costs of the course.
Our Certified Executive Security Specialist and Certified Protection Specialist courses are approved by the Veterans Administration to receive GI Bill® Benefits. We have contacts within many local and national agencies that assist graduates of our programs with costs that come with finding work (equipment/clothing/transportation, etc.).
Any textbook costs, equipment fees, application fees, cost of ammunition, facility use, certifications, etc. affiliated with the course curriculum are included with the listed rate for the course.
We work to provide our students with not just the tools to find any job, but to find gainful employment. 99% of our faculty and staff are veterans,and our completion rate and employment rate in 2018 were 100 percent, according to South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB).
Although job placement is not guaranteed, we work to give all students the tools needed to find employment. We are connected with recruiters from many hiring companies in Southern California and will match your commitment to finding gainful employment.
Anyone who qualifies may attend.
Call our home office at 818-906-3753 to check your eligibility for financial assistance.
Our Students Say
I've been in Executive Protection here in LA since returning from a tour in Iraq in 2005. I think a lot of people who are interested in this field are under the misconception that being a cop, soldier or bouncer will give them all the tools they need to be effective in the EP field. Far from it. These jobs may provide a foundation but they don't provide a true understanding of the dynamics of Executive Protection. Your course was a good introduction to the ins and outs (and potential pitfalls) of EP work. Whether or not someone is new to the field or, like me, just trying to maintain perishable skills, I highly recommend this course.Don Los Angeles, CA
I just want to say thank you to ASC for everything. After I graduated I got a call from ****** Security about my interview that I had with them on the last day of school. They said that the skill set and training I received from ASC (along with my military background) place me far beyond the average person who applied for a job with their company. And because of that they want to hire me not as a security guard, but as a shift supervisor. I couldn't believe it. One of my fears about starting my career and security was that I would graduate from training and not receive any job offers. However since graduating ASC I've been offered two jobs (one as a supervisor and one as a guard) and the pay for both are great. The money I'm going to start making is way more than what I was before so for that I want to say thank you. It was because of you guys that my life changed course and now the possibilities are ever-changing. Be sure to pass my thanks to Connor, Omer, Ryan, Jake, Ian, Steve and the rest of the guys.Jovidean Sun Valley, CA
As a former law enforcement officer I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what it would take to be a good Executive Protection Specialist but it's a whole different ball game when you don't have the weight of a badge behind you. Although this course was basically fundamentals, I felt it helped bridge the gap between my experience as a law enforcement officer and the EP field. Although I had done a lot of similar range work before I found the firearms portion of the course work to be very professional and well executed and could see how this would be a great course for someone new to the field. Thanks for a great course.Josh Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your CPR course. I know your focus is primarily training bodyguards but as a mother of two I wanted to learn CPR 'just in case.' I never realized there was such a difference between CPR for adults and CPR for infants. I now feel comfortable that if something bad were to happen I have the ability to do CPR. Thank you again.Larissa Courpus Christi, TX