35 days | GI Bill® Approved | Firearms & Ammunition included!
High Threat Protection Specialist Certification (aka HTPS Pipeline)
This 35 day program is ideal for veterans with Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. This pipeline of three courses is commonly run together with only 1 day off in between courses, in order for participants to attend multiple courses during one trip. We have now added our GI Bill Approved 7 day Protective Security Driving package to the HTPS pipeline making it a 42 day commitment. If you are not able to take all courses together, you can break the courses up by module!
The 35 day GI Bill Approved HTPS pipeline (plus our new 7 day driving course) consists of the four following modules over a 42 day period:
- 6 day – High Risk First Responder / TCCC Medic. Individual module description HERE
- 8 Day – Corporate & Celebrity Executive Protection. Individual module description HERE
- 19 day – High Threat Protection. Individual module description HERE
- 7 day – Protective Security Driving Add driving to the pipeline!! Description HERE
These modules have been grouped together to produce a highly skilled protection specialist. One registration and GI Bill Application will register you for the entire 35 day pipeline + 7 day Driving. All firearms, Ammunition, and other course materials are included and paid for by your Post 9/11 GI Bill®.This combination of courses prepares the participant to work as a protection specialist in any environment and consists of three of our top courses run back-to-back with only one day off in between.
Our new 7-day GI Bill Approved Driving Course will be added onto all of our pipelines starting with the May-June 2017 Pipeline. When the VA enters our new courses into their main database, we will start registering students. You can let us know you are interested when you SIGN UP HERE
High Risk First Responder/TCCC Medic module – 6 days
We begin the pipeline with our 6-day High Risk First Responder/TCCC Medic Course where participants receive their Tactical Combat Casualty Care certification, CPR for Professional Rescuer certificate, and practice on Tissue and Cadaver labs to perfect interventions beyond the capabilities of any plastic medical manikin. Once completing CPR for Professional Rescuer we cover “The best of EMT” which includes cardiac emergencies, strokes, severe allergic reactions before undergoing our version of Tactical Combat Casualty Care which is the medics choice as the most comprehensive and realistic TCCC course available. We finish off the 6-day medic course this with difficult complex medical scenarios in smoke filled buildings and other difficult mass-casualty scenarios that even experienced combat medics find challenging.
Corporate & Celebrity Executive Protection module – 8 days
After only one day off, we move onto our 8-day Corporate & Celebrity Executive Protection Course which brings soft skills such as logistics, expense reports, after action & daily activity reports, and concentrates primarily on one to three person protection details in celebrity or corporate settings in permissive and non-permissive environments. It is during this module where students learn to build mission plans at our state-of-the-art computer labs. The final 2 days of this module take the students to Los Angeles, California to pick up principals from LAX international airport and onto business meetings, red carpet events, and other venues to challenge the students over a 24 hour period.
This is the first of three full protective details you will complete during the 35 day HTPS pipeline, and lays the foundation for the rest of the course as well as being the most realistic detail run in ANY executive protection or PSD course. Our competitors may say we are heavy on the hard skills and ignore the administrative part of protection work. This is far from the truth. Compared to our competitors who make these false claims, we spend more time on advance work, mission planning, contingencies, mapping, and on full details then these other companies. We also stress expense tracking, daily activity reports, after action reports, and soft skill protocols that are common to all day-to-day protection details, high or low threat.
High Threat Protection module – 19 days
And finally, the pipeline finishes with our 19-day High Threat Protection Course where all skills already learned are put to the test while new skills are learned and incorporated into exceedingly complex scenarios that will challenge even experience combat veterans and seasoned protection professionals. We do not meet, but we EXCEED State Department WPS standards in TCCC medical, Mission Planning, Firearms qualifications, and more. Though our curriculum is geared towards private high threat/low profile operations, many of the skill sets are parallel to Military & Civilian PSD and WPS operations.
Participants will be expected to plan entire details, advance their routes, venues, safe-zones, medical facilities, prepare complete mission plans in our state-of-the-art computer labs, design contingencies for all what-ifs, and run the details. While on detail you will be provided opportunities to validate training received in surveillance detection, route planning, and other emergency contingencies. Your first group of details will be conducted the first week of the 35 day HTPS Pipeline and again half way through this course in order to provide students with full multimedia debriefs of any exploitation or successes while on detail. This provides participants time to work on opportunities before the final set of details at the end of the 35 day pipeline.
Our goal is to produce a graduate who will not only succeed at the WPS training, but also be prepared to run details outside the State Department-WPS bubble, which is less than 5% of the work out there. Private, high-threat corporate, celebrity, journalists, humanitarian and other low profile details, comprise of more than 98% of the protection positions globally. Click the “ENROLL NOW” button below to sign up for the pipeline plus driving or to just ask questions.
Protective Security Driving – 7 days
Our newly approved 7 day driving program will always run at the beginning or the end of the HTPS pipelines. On & off road, unimproved road, NVG driving in blackout conditions
2017 HTPS Pipeline Dates. On the sign up sheet you may select the 7 day driving module also!
January 20 – February 23, 2017 | SIGN UP! (Complete)
March 10 – April 13, 2017 | SIGN UP! (Complete)
May 19 – June 22, 2017 | SIGN UP! (Only 2 spots left)
July 7 – August 10, 2017 | SIGN UP! (filling up)
September 22 – October 26, 2017 | SIGN UP!
November 10 – December 14, 2017 | SIGN UP!
2018 dates are also on the SIGN UP
Carlsbad, California in San Diego County
Once you sign up, we will send the lodging options. The VA will provide a BAH stipend for lodging!
Post 9/11 GI Bill & VA’s Vocational Rehab will pay 100% of our course including firearms rental and ammunition.
You may drive to our training sites in and around San Diego or if you fly in from out of state, we will pick you up from the airport and transport you from the hotel to training daily and back to the airport once training is complete.
Gear and Equipment:
We provide all firearms, holsters, pouches, ammunition, medical gear, tac lights etc. Bring a pair of throw-away clothes for medical scenarios (we may put holes in the throw-aways) Daily uniforms is what you have seen in our training videos (real students going through training) Jeans, Cargo pants, 511s of similar. Tucked in tee-shirt, and a short of long sleeve button down shirt to conceal a handgun.