CERTIFIED SECURITY SPECIALIST, CSS
ESI's premier program is the most comprehensive curriculum that ESI offers. The Security Specialist combines the core programs of Executive Protection and Corporate Security. It affords the student the flexibility to design a course of instruction that is organized specifically to the student preparation for a profession in the field of corporate, family or celebrity security. Any course taken in one of these two programs is applicable to the CSS Credential.
A Security Specialist is a "generalist" in the sense that the student can craft knowledge and job related skills to a broad range of assignments in corporate security. A protection specialist may be expected to perform a number of assignments for a client: provide executive or family security, close protection, threat assessments, conduct investigations, interviews and interrogations. The Security Specialist Program allows for the full spectrum of practical skills and training to prepare the graduate for multiple tasks.
SECURITY SPECIALIST PROGRAM
The Security Specialist Certificate Program consists of an option of two formats: A combination of 18 ON-LINE Distance Education courses and one 15-Day Resident Training. Academic courses are selected from the more than 25 offered in ESI's Distance Education curriculum and the selection of one Resident Training component: 15-Day Executive Protection or 28-Day Corporate Security.
Enrollment in the Security Specialist Distance Education format is begun with the selecting 18 Distance Education courses and completing them prior to arrival for Resident Training. The Security Specialist Program has five required Distance Ed courses: Principles of Protection; Principles of Investigation; Criminal Intelligence Collection & Analysis; Stalking and Dangerous Human Behavior; and Interviews and Interrogation. The choice of which academic remaining thirteen electives and the Resident Training are left to the student; the electives should be selected to complement the student's principal interest.
The alternative format is to take the entire curriculum in a combination of two 28-Day Residencies: Executive Protection and Corporate Security and Threat Management. It is feasible to accumulate Credit Hours by taking Modules as Stand-Alone courses, but adds up to the equivalent number of training hours for the Certificate.
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DISTANCE ED COMPLETION TIME
A student may register in the program at any time and he or she will have eighteen months to complete the program, however, some students complete the work much earlier. The student should complete the work as rapidly as is consistent with their schedule and satisfactory scholarship. On average, each of the eighteen courses can be completed in four weeks. We recommend that you work at a steady pace to complete each course approximately within the time frame allowed.
STUDENTS WILL NOT REPEAT ANY COURSE MATERIAL OR PAY
All ESI programs and course studies are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.
OVERVIEW OF SECURITY SPECIALIST
Each course provides valuable information from a varied security fields and is particularly well suited for the specialist.
If you are primarily interested in acquiring as much executive protection related training as possible you should give consideration to the following courses as Electives:
OR TWO 28-DAY RESIDENCIES:
PSD Protective Operations