In 2016 ISA instituted a tuition reduction and referral program to allow students who may not normally be able to afford accredited training to attend ISA classes and to raise money for charity.
Recently that program was mentioned by a “competitor” on social media reminding us of just how successful that program was, so for the February 2019 accredited Executive Protection Specialist course in Peoria Illinois we brought it back and the charity we identified was the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.
In 2019 the referral fee is still $25.00 with a matching amount donated to charity in your name. The tuition reductions are more directed towards a group of students attending together, but single students will find savings as well. Reduced tuition rates for veterans and law enforcement are not affected and are still one of the lowest in the industry. https://www.eptraining.us/tuition-plan/ call or email for details 315-486-7854 firstname.lastname@example.org
But also going forward in 2019, any host or sponsor of an ISA training course will be able to request a charity program and select the charity of their choice. So if your agency, organization or House of Worship has a cause it would like to support and you want to host or sponsor an ISA training course please contact us.
For the remainder of 2016 ISA has reduced its tuition, modified its referral program and refined its corporate charitable contribution program.
As with every class or program ISA conducts, we complete an audit, and funds are set aside for a class donation to charity. For the remainder of 2016, this effort will be directed towards supporting law enforcement.
The ISA charity program is a continuation of the US Army practice of senior non-commissioned officers (NCO’s) donating their time and resources to a community project while attending leadership development courses and schools. Normally ISA has given to the Wounded Warriors Project and the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. But each class can select another charity and in the past, we have given to law enforcement organizations, domestic violence intervention programs, and the Make a Wish Foundation.
Normally its done quietly and without fanfare, we never use names or publicize the donations. But in light of current events involving police officers around the country, we will be making some changes to our tuition prices, referral program, and donation policy.
Effective today tuition for all EP training programs will be reduced for students who are not law enforcement or qualify for other discounts. We hope, more students will take advantage of our training programs, and we, in turn, can raise additional funds for charity.
The ISA referral program will provide a financial incentive to alumni and current students who recommended to a friend or peer they attend an ISA program, but they must register for a 2016 class.
Note; Also for every referral, a matching fee will be donated to charity in your name. Free seats not claimed will be sold and the full tuition donated, but we reserve the right to provide the free seats to police officers assigned to protective service details who have not yet received formal training.
We hope with the lower tuition we can open seats to those students who may not have had the opportunity to attend in the past and raise more money for charity the remainder of this year. We don’t know if our contributions will make a difference in the end, but we’re willing to try something new and hope for the best.
Matthew Parker, CEO, ISA