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Course Descriptions

Virtual Classroom

We offer a variety of courses in soft-security engineering and federal government design and construction criteria.  Virtual courses can be taken through self-study or with a mentor but are always self-paced.

All of our on-line courses are also available in an instructor-lead classroom setting or hybrid format, upon request. 

Regardless of the learning environment format and whether you completed training with us or you completed equivalent academic studies from another accredited institution (military/government, college/university, or corporation), it all can be used toward award of the Antiterrorism Design Specialist (ADS) or Physical Security Engineering (PSE) designation.

Use the CONTACT US below to receive a free evaluation and find out how close you are to achieving accreditation.  You are closer than you think!

Antiterrorism Design and
Physical Security Engineering 

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Antiterrorism Design Specialist Certification - Antiterrorism is the application of passive measures that reduce the effects of terrorist attack.  These measures must be in place prior to an event occurring and should provide a foundation for adding additional protection as the man-made threat environment changes.  This course provides the attendee with the skills necessary to convert existing inhabited spaces and new construction into spaces that provide trust and not fear.  Leads to award of the Antiterrorism Design Specialist (ADS)  credential.


Physical Security Engineer Certification  - With electronic technologies quickly converging in the physical security vertical it is paramount to understand first, the basics of physical security, secondly, how this new technology will effect the physical security landscape of the future, and thirdly, how the correct physical security environment can actually enhance the technologies effectiveness. Every good physical security program starts with assessing and quantifying criticality, threats and vulnerabilities. Students will use a variety of methodologies during a field exercise. The data they collect will be used over the next few days, as we spend time addressing mitigation strategies and best practices that are proven to deter a catastrophic event from happening and if that fails, reduces its effects on personnel and facilities. Leads to the award of the Physical Security Engineer (PSE) credential.

Government Accreditation

UFC – DOD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings (UFC) – This course is available to all Federal, State, local government and private sector SECURITY and ENGINEERING professionals. While the course focuses on securing DOD assets, the concepts learned are prudent and applicable in reducing the criminal and terrorist threat to non-DOD buildings, as well.  Contractors and consultants seeking construction contracts with the Department of Defense will attend this course. The course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of Security Engineering and antiterrorism related to protecting critical facilities from common criminals and acts of terrorism. Much of the course is dedicated to understanding and applying updated Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and other current supporting security and antiterrorism related documents.  This is a DOD Certification course for those involved in developing mitigation strategies and building design review.

Sensitive Information Facility Design and Construction (SCIF) – After attending this unclassified class, students will be able to oversee design and construction of a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) which meets official government requirements for a secure area where classified information is handled. The stringent physical security requirements; such as, access control systems, thickness of doors, the strength of concrete and the use of alarms, and acoustical controls which prevent eavesdropping, information exposure or “jamming”, and surveillance prevention will be discussed. The use of electronic media within the facility will also be explored. Unclassified but sensitive information covered.  Attendance upon approval.

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