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Dignitary & Executive Protection Specialist Program

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

$1150 – $2300

Dignitary & Executive Protection Specialist Program
(Part of the ISA Defending Democracy Initiative)

 This Dignitary & Executive Protection training course is part of one of the most thoroughly vetted, and accredited private sector EP training programs available.

 It provides training to students who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations as a single agent or as part of a larger protective detail.
** Graduates meet the requirements for the Virginia DCJS PPS Credentials and North Carolina EP license, and may also receive 12 CEUs.  

This course is endorsed by the International Foundation of Protection Officers 

The ISA Dignitary and Executive Protection Program has been submitted for third party audit and validation to law enforcement agencies, private sector EP programs, educational institutions and for state accreditation.



(7 Days & up to 84 hrs.)
Total 27 Course Categories

Course Objective Summary: Graduates will be able to prepare a threat assessment, complete the pre-mission risk mitigation planning process of advance and site surveys and successfully demonstrate the proper procedures and skills needed to transport, escort and provide a safe and secure environment for a public official, or another client.

Program Training Sections: Operations (EPO); Medical (MED); Management (MGT); Communications (IPC); History (HIST); Sociology (SOC); Philosophy (PHI)  

104 Course Learning Objectives; 123 Terminal Learning Objectives; 20 Practical Exercises; 5 Facilitated Discussions; Live Capstone

Defending Democracy Initiative

 The curriculum for the Defending Democracy Initiative is tailored for those officers, deputies, state troopers and those in the private security sector  providing close protection to public officials, candidates for office, corporate executives and others designated as “at risk”.

The ISA Dignitary and Executive Protection Training Program was originally designed for law enforcement personnel assigned to provide close / executive protection to public officials after the 2011 attempted assassination attempt of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gilford’s.

The syllabus was updated after the June 2017 assassination attempt of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise the third-ranking Republican in the House and three others outside Washington DC.

 After the events of January 6th 2021, the Task Force 1-6 (Capitol Security Review), recommended improvements for the security of federal elected officials, Unfortunately it seems each of those recommendations have fallen on deaf ears because many Members of Congress still lack security when they return to their districts.  A government study has also found many state and local public officials still lack the security measures required to address today’s threats.

Private Sector

 ** Note** the course designers also took the advice of hiring managers and corporate executive protection teams to ensure our private sector students receive the education, training and have the skills in demand by the private and corporate sector. This is why many corporate and private EP details seek ISA graduates.

The Syllabus

 The ISA Dignitary & Executive Protection Specialist Program course designers placed a strong emphasis on the threat assessment and risk mitigation planning process, and on stressing the basic methodology of “protection in-depth”, so this curriculum will cover the operational procedures, methods, hard & soft skills, and tactics used by successful law enforcement protective service agencies and the military.

Preservation of Democracy
June 26th, 2018 Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao & Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Georgetown University

 All exercises whether in the classroom or the field, and during the final live capstone are going to be real-world scenarios based on events such as the June 26th, 2018 breach of security of Senator McConnell and Transportation Secretary Chao, and the earlier shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, as well as scenarios more in line with a CEO and his / her family.

 Students at the completion of this training course will fully understand the critical daily operational requirements and procedures to provide close protection services in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and threat levels. #execu


Mandatory Medical Training Certification

**This course also includes CPR, Stop Bleed, and ALERT Active shooter training and national certification.**  

 ISA instructors will provide this training not just to registered students of this EP course, but also to those who just need to re-certify their basic medical certification. 

For executive protection agents, this basic level of medical training is critical as well as required by the North Carolina PPSB & DCJS PPS 32E program. ti

This Dignitary & Executive Protection Specialist Program is fully accredited and approved for in-service credits for law enforcement by the following agencies:

Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commission 
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Georgia POST
North Carolina (accepted as part of an officer’s permanent record by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety)

Standards & Regulatory Requirements

 Note: This course prepares the student to provide close protective services in accordance with all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations and meets or exceeds the training and course hours required by the federal law enforcement training center and individual state approved programs.

FLETA: This course voluntarily adheres to the regulatory requirements of the 2020 Edition FLETA  Procedures and Standards manual.

Other regulatory agencies and requirements include: Virginia Register of Regulations; North Carolina Private Protective Services Board and North Carolina Dept. of Protective Services; Georgia POST; South Carolina Department of Criminal Justice; Maryland Police Training Commission.

Who Should Attend

Providing specialized training to those who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations as a single agent or as part of a larger protective detail for elected and other public officials, members of the court, corporate executive-level leaders, and private individuals of wealth or other risk factors who are potential targets of terrorism and/or criminal acts.


Although this program is open enrollment restrictions do apply and seating is limited, Law Enforcement and Veterans have first priority for seats.

Please review the syllabus on the requirements to attend https://www.eptraining.us/courses-master-list/dignitary-and-executive-protection-specialist-course/ and contact us with any questions at 315-486-7854, Mom-Fri 9 am -7 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm

Tuition: Seven-day Program

Special veteran and law enforcement tuition rate $1,150.00


IFPO members receive a $1000.00 tuition reduction for attending this course. The $1,300.00 tuition rate is available to all members of the IFPO in good standing and further tuition rates are available for groups and veterans.


All others cost $2,300.00 *Does not include lodging

Non-LE/Military Group rate savings:

Group of 4: $1,300.00 per student a $1000.00 savings 

Group of 3: $1,500.00 per student an $800.00 savings 

A team of 2: $1,800.00 per student a $500.00 savings


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Site surveys and advance work
Fully Accredited Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course
Threat Assessments & Mission Planning
Fully Accredited Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course
Pre-mission Emergency Action Drills and Rehearsals
Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course
Intro to Motorcade, Arrivals, and Departures
Red carpet exercise and crowd control
Team leadership, planning, communication, and SOPs
Public events, physical security, and emergency planning
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CPR/AED Training










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