Check it out. You can get credits with Bucks New University, some excellent close protection training, and the SIA license–and all in the US. This is a great opportunity for those guys in the US that wanted to get this license via a course like this.
The other thing to mention though is that I have no clue if the SIA program will be around much longer? My guess is that it will stick around for a bit, and the license will still continue to be required by companies in Europe or in the war zones. A big hat tip to Steven Collins and his crew over at BIS for getting the word out on this. –Matt
(from Black Ice Security)
S.I.A. Close Protection Officer Course
BRTC and Globe Risk are offering the only Close Protection training program in North America that is approved by the Security Industry Authority (S.I.A.) in the UK. This program also has the distinction of being accredited by Bucks New University, UK, an internationally recognized academic institution. The course will end with the S.I.A. licensing examination.
Recognized internationally as the security industry’s benchmark for training in Close Protection, the S.I.A. certification is available to those who successfully complete the training course and pass practical and written exams. The SIA course will also provide 15 points towards a degree in Protective services from Bucks New University. SIA is the U.K. authority for security specialists and licensing which will likely be necessary for security agents who provide protective services during the 2012 Olympic Games.
(Knowledge and practical skills 150 hours minimum)
– Role and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative
– Threats and Risk Assessment
– Surveillance Awareness
– Operational Planning
– Law and Legislation
– Interpersonal Skills
– Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing
– Conduct Reconnaissance’s
– Close Protection Foot Drills
– Route Selections
– Close Protection Journey Management
– Search Procedures
– Incident Management
– Venue Security
– Communication and Conflict Management
– Final Examination
– Tactical Medical Care