Accreditations & Education (CEUs)

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How far can you go in today’s job market without a formal education?? What about a certification, licence or credential??

Adult Continuing Education
ISA in partnership with Community Colleges offers adult continuing education credit to graduates. Please contact us for more information.

Accredited Training and State Credentials

In today’s executive protection job market companies are looking for candidates with both a formal education, specific accredited training and in some locations a state issued credential or licence. This means a new agent needs to focus their time and money on those programs available to attain or earn certifications, credentials, licenses, and permits. ISA training programs are approved for state credentials for personal and close protection agents in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as approved for In-service, continuing education and professional development credits for law enforcement, private investigators and detectives in NC, SC, GA, MD, VA, PA .

Note ** But time may be wasted attending EP schools when the agent lacks the required formal education such as a college degree or educational certificate.

Is that fair? No, but many HR departments and hiring managers don’t understand the industry and simply cut and paste college requirements into the job posting. Others generally feel a well-rounded candidate will have a higher education to complement their training and experience. A feeling not without merit, but it does limit the opportunities’ for newer agents trying to get into the EP industry.  

Formal Degree

To help our students stand out among all the other candidates and to assist with achieving their job goals, ISA works with various institutions of higher learning and educational and training partners to assist students to earn adult continuing education credits, a bachelor’s degree, or educational certificates.

The combination of the ISA Dignitary & Executive Protection training course with our educational partners provides students with both, hands-on practical training, and the theoretical foundation of dignitary and executive protection that is lacking in many programs.  

**Please note: Official International, US Federal, State and security industry accreditation agencies have imposed strict regulatory requirements and standards of course conduct on the ISA training program. All curriculum’s, course testing procedures, training sessions and instructors credentials are vetted, regulated and subject to audit.**

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