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 21-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 certificates in numerous high-end security and security-related courses.

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.

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

The aim of this course is to upgrade the executive protection capabilities of law enforcement personnel and executive protection security officers and train them to work as a security team (4 security officers). The course is instructed in collaboration with Israeli Tactical School.

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.

Advanced Firearms Course (FA 3, 4, 5, 6)

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. The course is instructed in collaboration with Israeli Tactical School.

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 and Aggression Course (HRA 1, 2, 3)

Operational & Supervisory Skills (OSS 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)

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.

Duration: 168 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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