M. Proctor @ 02/23/2022 05:20

I am a LEO working on 30th year on the job. This class was awesome Matt basically teaches you backwards. Instead of instruction with step by step how to do, then do it on your own. It’s do it on your own, then step by step instruction. You literally feel like you are lost at times but after Matt goes over what you felt you completely failed at you realize you actually got it. It tricks your mind. The course in a mental grind and will push you out of any comfort zone you think you have. I was a roll player for this class in 2020. 2022 I was a student. So I have seen it from both angles. What I can say is just trust the process. It is a way of learning new material that basically no other training does. Just trust in Matt and the instructors. Just remember and repeat to yourself “Matt knows exactly what he is doing at all times”. You will understand what that means after this class.

It was a pleasure to be in this class and learn a new trade. Definitely worth it. One of, if not, the best courses I have ever taken. Matt Parker and team are a cut above the rest.

Austin @ 06/11/2021 02:26

If you are new to Executive Protection, or just need a refresher there is no greater course than this. ISA will humble and educate even the greatest quiet professionals. Regardless of background or past experience this course will better prepare you for the level of detail required to be successful in executive protection.

Taught from an instructor that has protected some of the highest level dignitaries to at-risk celebrities and politicians. Take this course. It is worth every second.

Vernon Dallas @ 06/29/2021 09:23

This course does open your eyes to a new and unpredictable profession. Similar to the Military, you are forced to make critical decisions, work with a team, conduct recon for a mission, and plan accordingly. It does involve some sacrifice and energy, but the results out way the long hours.

This course was brought to me out of nowhere, and it showed me I have what it takes to become an Executive Protection Agent.

Mike N @ 11/10/2021 06:38

As a 20+ year veteran Police Officer and current Detective, I can honestly say this Dignitary Protection course has been one of the best training programs I’ve completed during my law enforcement career.

Matt Parker and his staff traveled to our agency in NW PA and provided classroom and practical instruction on all facets of Dignitary Protection. Specifically, my class included 80 hours of coursework with an additional 2-days of Assistant Instructor training.

The class material was relevant and highly informative. Further, through the provided scenarios in training, our class was able to navigate hurdles and problem solve. This was highly beneficial in the learning process and it certainly prepared us both mentally and physically for the real-world environment.

Matt and Carl’s knowledge and experience in Dignitary Protection also provided us with the proper tools and a wealth of information that will enable us to conduct protective service operations with confidence. Matt was also instrumental in providing our recently established Dignitary Protection Team with the proper training and foundation to make our unit successful. At the conclusion of the training, I can say we certainly earned the certification and title of Dignitary Protection Specialist.

Saul Hicks @ 05/24/2021 01:46

I had saved my money up for two years to come to this training! I will say before coming to this class I was a little nervous about being out in the field on my own detail. But after the class I feel like I’m ready to protect any one the right way from the proper training I had through the program! It definitely has made me very confident in my skill set and services I provide. I recommend any new EP’s to take this course

Terance Bonelli @ 08/31/2020 02:55

Going into the course I honestly expected it to be like any other where there would be “death by power point” and a semi burnt out instructor. What I experience with Mr.Parker was a highly interactive course packed with practical application, where I feel confident in my understanding of the demands and expectations of the job. The course highlighted a few personal deficiencies I was aware of but more importantly it shed light on some areas I was not aware of. Overall, I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to pursue executive protection as it provides, classroom knowledge, practical application, as well as advice on how to navigate the world of executive protection.

John V. @ 11/14/2019 11:25

First and foremost I would like to thank Matthew for his hard work and dedication of teaching and providing guidance to students that graduate his 7 day dignitary protection program. I’ve had the pleasure to meet & train with Matthew Parker at Independent Security Advisors. This course challenged some of my previously held maxims and broke down training scars to enable me to embrace new paradigms. I can’t say enough superlatives about the quality of instruction he has to offer to current and new practitioners in the security field.

Ron Mann @ 01/05/2019 11:24

After leaving the US Army CID in 1996 I knew I needed an update on dignitary protection since I am a licensed private investigator in North Carolina. I knew I did not want to provide EP services with an outdated education. I looked around and found a lot of big names in the industry with no solid educational or certified background. Then I found ISA’s class, saw their background-not only experience, but accreditation and endorsement by solid, international and state groups. The NC private protective services board has approved this class and that was the selling point for me. Anyone can say they teach EP, but who says they have the educational background or the authority? Even big names out there are unaccredited! I chose Matt Parker and ISA because they have the credentials and the professional background. The class was intense, informative and educational. We earned our “Dignitary Protection Specialist” certification-it wasn’t given to us just for attending. Thank you Matt!

John Morrissette @ 01/06/2019 08:58

The Dignitary and Executive Protection course instructed By ISA’s Matt Parker is the best in the industry. He is very approachable and knowledgeable.

Kevin Bray @ 01/15/2019 07:47

This training course from Independent Security Advisors is based on the best executive protection industry standards there are and has also been developed from intense, real-world experiences. This intensity is translated straight into the classroom with practical exercises that will challenge your intellect and test your fortitude. There is no down time in this 70-hour course.

I registered for this course to obtain new information and to update my previous EP training with a state law enforcement agency and, as the saying goes, “I got more that I bargained for”. Matt Parker quickly showed me that my previous training, though very good at the time, was woefully insufficient for my future plans.

There are many EP schools to choose from and I cannot find the words to describe how fortunate I feel to have chosen DPP 101 from Independent Security Advisors. I truly feel that I now have the tools to prepare myself to either work alone in a low-threat environment or with a qualified team in a high threat environment.

If you are serious about achieving your executive protection mission objectives and are looking for the right training to do so, I urge you to find the next DPP 101 class and sign up.