July 2020 Dignitary & Executive Protection Training

With the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest sweeping the country, many registered students for EP training in June 2020 were forced to withdraw by their agencies and departments. 

Thankfully conditions for many of these students have improved so the Independent Security Advisors Training Academy mobile training team will conduct our next fully accredited Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course for those students July 13-19, 2020.

This course is hosted by the security team of the MGM Grand National Harbor in Maryland and sponsored by Mr. Brandon Shafikhani and Samaritan Protective Services, LLC. 

**Limited Seating will be available for new students who wish to register and due to the Covis 19 financial hardships we have all experienced we will offer $500.00 scholarships to all qualifying students who register before July 1st, 2020. Other tuition plans and scholarships are available as well so visit our web page at www.eptraining.us to learn more or contact us at mparker@eptraining.us.  

Course Description:

The Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course (ISA DPP 101) is the first module in the ISA 32 day EP training program. 70+ hours in length and covering thirty learning objectives with seven exercises, classroom, and field training with a live scenario-based capstone and ISA instructors will provide AED/First Aid/CPR and Stop Bleed training not just to registered students of this EP program, but also to those who just need to re-certify their basic medical certification.

Fully accredited for law enforcement in-service by the Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commission; Virginia Department of Criminal Justice; South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; Georgia POST and accepted as part of an officer’s permanent record by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. 

This course is also approved for continuing education units or credits and state credentials for private investigators and security 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 CEU’s

and is endorsed by the International Foundation for Protection Officers.


This program provides specialized 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 for elected officials, political appointees, 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.

Stressing the basic methodology of “protection in-depth” and covering the latest practices, students who attend this seven-day course will be faced with 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.

All students of this training course will fully understand the basic philosophy, mission, and objectives for a protective service agent and the protective detail. Graduates will understand the threats and risks to their Protectee and will have demonstrated the proper procedures and skills needed to provide a safe and secure environment around the client in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws or regulations.


Although this program is open enrollment restrictions do apply and seating is limited, Local private security, veterans, and retired law enforcement may 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

Registration must be made by July 1, 2020, to be eligible for all special tuition rates.


Seven-day program special veteran and law enforcement tuition rate $990.00

IFPO members receive a $1000.00 scholarship for attending this course. The $1250.00 tuition rate is available to all members of the IFPO in good standing and further tuition rates are available for groups and veterans.


Scholarships are available, for more information visit https://www.eptraining.us/tuition-plan/   call or email for details 315-486-7854 mparker@eptraining.us

All others cost: $2250.00 *Does not include lodging

Group rate savings:

Group of 4: $1250.00 per student a $1000.00 savings 

Group of 3: $1500.00 per student a $750.00 savings 

A team of 2: $1800.00 per student a $450.00 savings

ASIS chapters may request a special rate for their members.

To register to attend; https://www.eptraining.us/training-registration/

Recent video interview of Mr. Parker CEO of ISA on the topic of executive protection in a post virus world and the training and career opportunities in the EP industry today.

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