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A certificate from any program is barely worth the paper it’s printed on unless your training is accredited and recognized by industry or official regulatory authority.  ISA programs are fully accredited and recognized by state law enforcement and security regulatory agencies as well as approved for educational credit from institutions of high learning.

These programs include

Dignitary and Executive Protection (32 days) (7 Modules)

  • Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course (Module 1)
  • Fundamentals of Dignitary Protection (In-Service) AKA Fundamentals of Protective Operations (Included in Mod 1)
  • Introduction to Protection (Law enforcement and Private Investigators & Security) (Included in Mod 1)
  • Protective Agent Drivers Program (Module 2)
  • Protective Agent Medical Response Program (Module 3)
  • Protective Agent Surveillance Detection Course (Module 4)
  • Protective Agent Use of Force Program (Module 5)
  • Advanced Dignitary and Executive Protection Operations (Module 6)
  • High Threat PSD Operations (Module 7) (Restricted Training)
  • EP Continuing Education program (DCJS 32 I)

Terrorism and Extremism

Terrorism Awareness and Combating Extremism

The Insider Threat: workplace violence, corporate espionage, and organized crime on campus

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Accreditation and Recognition

In the absence of a national quantifiable standard for the training of state and local law enforcement in close protection, or an industry standard for civilian executive protection agents,
the ISA course managers decided the ISA EP training program would embrace the (IFPO) International Foundation for Protection Officers call for high standards for training and instructor
development and to be primarily governed by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice regulation related to Private Security Services Training Schools 6VAC20-173.

Vetting and Regulatory Boards and Authority’s
The ISA EP training program while primarily governed by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice regulation related to Private Security Services Training Schools, it also adheres to the regulations of our other accreditation boards and approving agencies;
 North Carolina Private Protective Services; N.C.G.S. 74-C, § 74C-22 Continuing education.
 South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
 Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 12 Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services, Subtitle 04 Police Training Commission Chapter 6 Instructor Trg and Certification: Article, §2-109; Public Safety Article, §§3-208(a); Annotated Code of Maryland
 Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies; Department 509. Chapter 509-2; Licensure and Registration; Chapter 509-3. Minimum Acceptable Training Program

Although not legally required, ISA voluntarily adheres to the applicable sections of:
 Department of Defense Manual 3115.11,
 U.S. Office of Personnel Management Training Evaluation Field Guide
 Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Agencies (FLETA) Accreditation
Board Procedures and Standards Manual Edition 2018.

Approvals & Accreditations
This course is fully accredited, approved, and periodically renewed for in-service training credit for law enforcement by the following agencies:
Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commission
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Georgia POST
Accepted as part of an officer’s permanent record by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Approved for private or corporate security and private investigators by the following agencies:
 Approved for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Personal Protective Specialist Program 32 E & 32 I
 Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board for 12 CEUs
 Approved by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for Private Security Credit

College Credit

ISA no longer maintains articulation agreements with institutions of higher learning, as in past years. This is due to the almost constant changes that occur with procedures dictated
by the various accrediting entities. However, many colleges and universities continue to recognize ISA course work as transferable into a degree program. Students should contact
the college or university of his / her choice in order to apply for transfer credits.

The ISA Dignitary & Executive Protection Program is endorsed by the International Foundation for Protection Officers