Residency Certificate Programs
ESI is approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
The Close Protection Residency Programs consist of an integrated academic and practical training curriculum that contain four Modules: Module-1 is a 20-Day Corporate Security and Threat Management Program; Module-2 is a 28-Day Executive Protection curriculum in executive, dignitary and celebrity protection; Module 3 is a 28-Day PSD Protective Operations course designed for protective operations in high risk combat zones; Module 4 is a 28-Day Tactical 1st Responder Medical Program. The Residency Certificates provide a fast track to a professional career and they are equivalent to our combined Distance Education/ Resident Training format.
The Resident Programs are an intelligence-based curriculum with a special emphasis on preparing protection specialists to operate in corporate, celebrity and close personal protection in international and domestic venues. The PSD program incorporates civil police and military protocols in the principles of personal protection in high risk combat zones, including third world environments of Iraq and Afghanistan. The career objective of this training is to prepare the ESI graduate for a professional occupation as a close protection agent in a wide range of security environments. What distinguishes ESI from practically every other security training organization in the country is that ESI teaches to a Standard, meaning that students must demonstrate understanding and competence in each component of the training modules.
ESI Close Protection Drill, Aspen Airport 1980
PSD Protective Operations in High Risk Combat Zones include:
Protective Operations; Battlefield & SWAT Tactical 1st Response, Insurgent Theory & Tactics; Counter Insurgent Theory & Tactics; Improvised Explosives, Advances and Site Surveys, Technical Surveillance & Counter Surveillance, Terrorist Cell Exercise; Close Quarter Battle Shooting, Carbine & Handgun Operations in Protective Details; Motorcade Ambush Response; Weaponless Combatives.
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This Residency Program prepares combat zone Contractors, civilian EMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses and physicians, Close Protection Medical Specialist, SWAT Paramedics or First Responders in a natural or manmade disaster to operate in the austere, hostile world of tactical operations. Whether the situation is a convoy under assault in the Third World, Forced Entry in an inner city or Close Protection Specialist faced with sudden medical emergency, this program is designed to meet the highest standards of protection and response to medical emergencies. The Program exemplifies the “unity of purpose of the Protector and Medical 1st Responder. The four-week Program can be taken in Stand-Alone Blocks of study.
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