GI Bill® Approved CPS Program – Certified Protection Specialist

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Begin a new career as a Certified Protection Specialist!

The Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) Course is a 27-day executive protection specialist training course. The CPS program is ideal for individuals wishing to break into the executive protection industry and who already have all their basic security permits by receiving the training and dignitary protection certification in numerous high-end security and security-related courses.

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Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) Course

Classes Included in the CPS Program

Executive Protection Fundamentals (EP 1, 2)

This course provides students fundamental security training and a first-hand, detailed understanding of executive protection. Students experience a hands-on approach of high-end, VIP and celebrity protection in the day-to-day civilian environment.

Executive Protection, Advanced (EP 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

The course will cover surveillance and counter surveillance techniques, contractor operations, advancing locations that are frequented by clients and armed reaction drills while protecting a client in high threat situations.

CA BSIS Exposed Firearms Permit (FA 1, 2)

California State Certification for an exposed firearm permit. Even if a person is licensed or registered in the security field, they may not carry a gun on duty whether loaded or unloaded unless they have been issued an exposed firearm permit by the Department of Consumer Affairs. The permit must be kept on one’s person at all times while on duty.

Firearms Course, Advanced (FA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

The Advanced Handgun Shooting Tactics Course is designed to test and reinforce the fundamental tools necessary for scenarios that security personnel are most likely to encounter. The skills learned are tied together with stress-based scenario-training utilizing airsoft, UTM and live munitions. The course is instructed following Israeli Tactics™ doctrines.

Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC 1,2)

This course provides students with both in-class instruction and practical application in vehicle operation. Students will drive and practice high-speed maneuvers and techniques relevant in both law enforcement and executive protection scenarios.

Behavioral Analysis (Beh 1, 2, 3)

Students learn about human behavior and aggression. Students will study how to analyze behavior patterns and techniques that contribute to improving human relations that help prevent aggression at the earliest levels. Students will also learn pre event indicators to possible attacks based on human behavior patterns.

Operational & Supervisory Skills (Super 1, 2, 3)

Students learn both fundamental and advanced skills utilized by executive protection supervisors to plan and execute security details. Students gain first-hand knowledge by planning an entire security detail based on real-time information and destinations from a mock client provided to them.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC 1, 2, 3, 4)

This course introduces evidence-based, how-to-respond-to and how-to-care-for procedures for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation. The course presents the three phases of tactical care. The instructors are NAEMT certified.

Krash Combatives ( KC )

This course is an introduction to hand-to-hand combat techniques. The course is tailored toward techniques and tactics that an executive protection agent can use should the occasion arise. This program is a conglomeration of multiple fighting disciplines including Krav Maga, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Boxing and additional redirection drills. This course will be spread throughout the training program.

Duration: 232 hours
Course Cost: $11,147.00

  • Cost includes all supplies
  • For the EVOC class, participants are required to have a valid drivers license.

Course Schedule & School Calendar – Los Angeles

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