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What makes Executive Security International, Ltd. ESI, different from other schools?
Founded in 1980, ESI is the oldest intelligence, reality based close protection academy in the country. ESI combines the depth and breadth of theory and practice in all of its Core Programs in Executive Protection, Corporate Security & Threat Management and PSD Protective Operations. The student has the option of studying in a combined Distance Education/Resident Training format for the Executive Protection Program or entirely in Residency. The unique design of ESI’s training programs provide an opportunity to apply concepts of protection and intelligence to the practical world in the company of a staff who have years of experience in the field. Our view is that this is a profession that cannot be comprehensively covered in a week long seminar or simply by studying theory in books. ESI compels the student to apply the theory in a supportive atmosphere of a faculty who know the difference between the real world and the theoretical.
How much does ESI cost?
The cost of ESI’s programs depends on the format that you choose. All of ESI’s programs are offered in 28 day residency format. The Executive Protection Program is also offered in a 9 distance education courses and 15 day on site resident training format. Prices can be found at www.esi-lifeforce.com/admissions-enrollment/download-enrollment-form/enroll-on-line-2.html
When do classes begin?
The distance education courses can be started at anytime. The start dates for the residency courses are listed on the website or you can call 1-800-874-0888 and ask for the next start date.
How long after enrolling do I have to wait before I can begin my first class?
If you enroll in the on-line distance education program you should receive your first course within 2 days after your deposit has been made.
Can I use financial aid with these courses?
ESI is an approved school for Sallie Mae Financial. This is a credit based loan. You can apply online by going to www.salliemae.com. Please contact the office at 1-800-874-0888 before applying so that we can give you the information that you will need. ESI also has a monthly payment plan for our Distance Education programs and our programs are eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please contact the Admissions office directly at 800-874-0888 to discuss these options.
Will I have to go to ESI in order to complete for my course work?
Yes, all ESI programs require some onsite residency in Colorado.
How can I contact someone at ESI?
ESI’s main office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm Mountain Standard Time. For information and admissions, please call: 800-874-0888. Once enrolled, faculty and technical support may be contacted online and/or via email.
How do I register for courses?
Contact an Admissions Coordinator by calling 1-800-874-0888. ESI’s main office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm, Mountain Standard Time.
What are the admissions requirements?
Due to the unique nature of the course content, ESI requires the successful applicant to obtain a No Felony conviction letter, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be at least 18 years old. An Active military or law enforcement ID, or a current CCW will be accepted in lieu of the no felony conviction letter.
How do I know if distance learning is for me?
Ask yourself the following questions:
On-line distance learning courses allow you to study when you are available. We know you have work and family demands that make it difficult to be in the classroom. Our students find the online community at Executive Security International to be easy to access, efficient and supportive of their needs.
How do the courses work?
On-line distance education courses are accessed by the student based on their rate of pay. Each course has a syllabus with a guideline on how to complete the course. Any remaining questions can be directed to the Director at 1-800-874-0888.
How do I withdraw from a course?
A student may withdraw from a course at any time by contacting Student Services to complete the appropriate forms. A refund may be due. Refer to the Refund Policy for more information on how refunds are calculated.
Is there job placement?
ESI does not provide job placement services. However, the ESI Alumni Association is an international Social Network that provides regular postings for security job opportunities for its membership of ESI graduates and active students in an Internet Network. www.esi-lifeforce.com/alumni-association/alumni-association/alumni-association.html
Can I use my Post 9/11 or Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits toward my tuition at ESI?
Yes. Contact the Enrollment department at 1-800-874-0888 for more information.