Protective Security Certificate

The 53-day/400 hour PSC program is the new gold standard! 

The GI Bill Approved Protective Security Certificate is the most comprehensive protection program available, and may be conducted over an 53-day period or it’s 5 modules may be broken up over a 24 month period. If there was a PHD in protective programs, the PSC pipeline would be it. A graduate of the PSC program has passed rigorous training protocols and has proven their capability under realistic and challenging conditions. The Protective Security Certificate verifies that the graduate possesses specialized training and knowledge not readily available or easily achieved, and that said PSC holder has proven their mastery of the key capabilities required for successful protective operations in all threat environments.

What will I get upon successful completion of the PSC Program…?

  • Custom Plaque showing your name, PSC class number & accomplishment
  • Protective Security Certificate (PSC) – Serial numbered
  • Letter of training confirmation
  • CPR/AED For Professional Rescuer Card (CPRO) via The American Red Cross
  • Tactical Trauma Care (TCCC)Provider Certificate via the NAEMT
  • High Risk First Responder Certificate
  • Corporate & Celebrity Protection Certificate
  • PSD Driver Course Certificate
  • Surveillance Detection/TSCM Certificate

The Protective Security Certificate pipeline consists of 5 modules, which include:

PSD Driving Package | 7 days | Module 1
Our 7-day GI Bill Approved, Protective Security Driving package is the most comprehensive program of it’s kind, and provides an extreme hands-on driving experience. Asphalt, Unimproved road, High & Low Profile PSD driving, Vehicle Dynamics, Advanced Skid control, NVG (Black-out) driving, Ramming-techniques, PIT & Counter PIT, Advanced Reverse Clinics, Attack on Motorcade response, are just some of the features that make this course the most complete driver training available. We would not settle for a parking-lot course and instead train on a 1.2 mile track with a variety of surfaces, cut-outs, and cross roads. After 2 days of vehicle dynamics, skid control, steering, braking, accident avoidance and other drills designed to teach students to dominate a variety of vehicles, we move into PSD driving, Motorcade formations, immediate actions and contact drills until the adrenaline-charged final day of testing. Our driving instructors come from diverse backgrounds from on and off road racing to military and government protective services driving instruction backgrounds. 

High Risk First Responder | 6 days | Module 2
Quality medical training is mandatory for protectors. This program is designed specifically for protectors and we eliminated medical training that was not relevant to the industry. In this 6-day block of instruction participants will earn their Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross), Be trained in recognizing and responding to Medical Emergencies (Cardiac, Stroke, Allergic Reactions, Environmental Injuries), and receive their Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) provider certification through the NAEMT. This TCCC certification is considered the best in the business and is has been praised by special operations personnel, military medics and the NAEMT’s military medic of the year. Your medical training will not stop here as these skills will resurface later in the pipeline, and be combined with other skills such as live fire evacuations and other protective scenarios. Instructors are all military medics and paramedics that have actually used these techniques in the field under austere conditions.

Corporate & Celebrity Executive Protection | 8 days | Module 3
This course covers the day-to-day job duties of an EP agent, and includes mission planning, threat & risk assessment, route mapping, daily activity reporting, after action reports, expense tracking, basics of moving with a client, 3 different types of protective advances, in & out of vehicles, restaurants, office spaces, public events, entertainment venues, handshake lines, autograph signings, & stage work. The course finishes off with a full overnight detail in Los Angeles where course participants will conduct a detail that you cannot discern from an actual detail. Tracking your principal’s flight, pick ups at Los Angeles International Airport and working your client through multiple venues and back to the hotel where you will work your principal overnight. Instructors for this module are currently working in the corporate and celebrity protective industry, domestically and abroad. 

High Threat Protection | 19 days | Module 4
This module bridges the gap between conventional domestic protective operations and war-zone PSD work. The 19-day HTP module will provide the training, knowledge, and hard skills, to act as proficient protective team leader/member in all threat areas by focusing on one of the most challenging protective scenarios, High Threat-Low Profile operations. Combat-Marksmanship, Live-fire Immediate Actions, Foreign Weapons training, Unlawful detention, UTM/MGRS Grid Coordinates, Practical Surveillance Detection, CQC with a principal, Combatives for protective agents, Driver-Down, Live-fire Vehicle down and 2 additional protective details complete with detail mapping, advance work, and working with surveillance detection assets during the detail. All of the soft skills, medical and other protocols from earlier modules come into play all the way through the module culminating in an intense final week of testing and evaluation. Instructors are all currently working in hostile environments worldwide, and come off of detail and into the classroom to provide the most current information available. 

Surveillance Detection/Counter Surveillance/TSCM | 10 days | Module 5
During this 10-day module students will learn numerous techniques to detect, track, and defeat surveillance through trade-craft and top of the line electronic detection devices. Detecting surveillance is the front line defense in protecting diplomats, government officials, Corporate CEOs and other high value principals. Protection specialists rarely receive complete, realistic training in these topics and the skills learned will add value to any security detail, corporate or government. Picking up where we left off in the HTP module surveillance detection leaves off, students will now complete dedicated surveillance missions, build threat boards to track suspected surveillance, while simultaneously learning electronic countermeasures, GPS detection, bug sweeps, and phone line analysis utilizing top-of-the-line TSCM equipment at your client’s lavish estates in the area. Instructors come from Government and military backgrounds with extensive experience in surveillance & counter surveillance.

Testing & Validation | Throughout the program
The testing process you will undergo during the Protective Security Certificate pipeline is the most extensive in the industry. The testing will continue throughout your 53-day training session which will assess each candidate in more than 75 skills and categories, with tasks being graded individually, by team, per course, and overall. Graduates will be placed into a Tier system (1-5) at the conclusion of the course based on their final total points earned from the assessments conducted throughout the program. 

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Course Funding (select one)

GI Bill Funded
Vocational Rehabilitation
Self Pay
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2018-2019 PSC Schedule (select one)

Protective Security Certificate / Jul 13 - Sep 3, 2018

Protective Security Certificate / Oct 12 - Dec 03, 2018

Protective Security Certification / Jan 11 - Mar 04, 2019

Protective Security Certification / Jan 18 - Mar 11, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Apr 05 - May 27, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Apr 12 - Jun 03, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Jul 05 - Aug 26, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Jul 12 - Sep 02, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Oct 04 - Nov 25, 2019

Protective Security Certificate / Oct 11 - Dec 02, 2019

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.” 

All veteran funded training is conducted by MiraCosta College Community Services & Workforce Development located at 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, California 92011

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