HTPS Course now approved for GI Bill funding (apply for veteran benefits here)
The High Threat Protection Specialist (HTPS) Course is a 19-day, protective specialist course that has been approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for GI Bill funding under the Non College Degree (NCD) classification. For shorter Protection and Medic courses CLICK HERE
The 19-day HTPS course bridges the gap between conventional domestic protective operations and war-zone PSD work. The 19-day HTPS course will provide the training, knowledge, and skill sets, to be a proficient protective team leader/member in all threat areas by focusing on one of the most challenging protective environments, the High Threat-Low Profile area of operations. Here’s what students had to say…
Protecting a journalist in Beirut, a business executive in Mexico, or a humanitarian visiting a dangerous region in Africa, are all examples of High threat–Low Profile environments you may find yourself assigned to. As an American citizen working a private protective detail on foreign soil, you may be working alone or in a very small team, will generally not be allowed to carry firearms, and will have to arrange all of your own local resources. These limitations highlight the need for a high level of training in specific skill-sets. These are the types of protective details our HTPS staff have been working for years and the skill-sets that will be taught during the HTPS course are what have keep their clients and team members safe.
Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Mexico, are just a few areas HTPS instructors have operated, and still are providing protective services when not instructing. Only realistic, operationally proven techniques will be passed on to the participants of the HTPS course. These are methods and principles that have worked for our staff throughout their careers, and students are always encouraged to utilize their own experience and improvise when presented by certain challenges during training.
- Handgun shooting package
- Live Fire immediate action drills
- Four, full protective details
- Combatives for protective specialists
- Driver Down Drills
- Live fire Vehicle Down Drills
- Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provider Certification
- Computer labs for Mission Package preparation
- Practical Surveillance Detection Drills
- Live fire client extraction drills
- Force on Force protective scenarios
- Practical Advance Work
- Foreign Weapons live fire
- Live Fire Battlefield Pick-up Drills
- Unlawful Detention Module (Defeat a variety of restraints)
- Vehicle Tactics, Reverse Clinic, Unlawful Check Point procedures
- Site, Route, Threat, & Risk Assessments
- Mexico Protective Operations tactics & procedures
- Recruitment Assistance
Prerequisites: Clean Criminal and Psychological profile
Location: San Diego County, California USA
Length of course: 19 days
Upcoming HTPS Course Dates:
- September 8 – 26, 2013 | SIGN UP HERE!
- October 20 – November 7, 2013 | SIGN UP HERE!
- December 1 – 19, 2013 | SIGN UP HERE!
Cost: $6875 (GI Bill Approved) All equipment, firearms, ammunition included
Lodging: We’ve made arrangements with hotels near the training sites. Contact your local VA representative to find out if you qualify for the housing stipend. Single lodging comes to approx $60/night. Sharing a room will cut this cost in half ($30/night). Let us know if you want to share
Transportation: Pick up and drop off to and from the San Diego International Airport is provided, as is all transport to and from the hotel and training evolutions. Fly in the day before the course begins, and schedule flights out after 12 noon on graduation day. We will pick up and drop off from the San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Gear Required: None, All gear, firearms, ammunition, and other materials are supplied. Personal items that would be helpful are: A Multi-tool, a headlamp, rain gear, pocket notebook, full-size notebook, pens, cell phone.
Clothing: Casual. This course concentrates on High Threat-Low Profile operations. You do not need a suit for this course. Appropriate training attire would include, jeans / 511 style trousers / cargo pants, T-shirt with long or short sleeved over-shirt, 3/4 waterproof hikers or similar, Baseball-style cap