Online, Distance-Learning Program

PPSC Certified Security Practitioner™

Course Introduction


      Established in 2005, the PPSC-CSP course is structured in a conceptual and material format similar to other programs recognized internationally. This program was structured to meet requirements embodied in the State of Vermont's, “Security Guard Training Course” and has substantively improved upon that course curriculum. However, the State of Vermont currently shuns any online course offering to achieve their certification, and our program is NOT approved by the State of Vermont at this time.

      The PPSC-CSP certification process culminates with the trainee passing a 100 question written examination, by a 70% “pass-fail” grading standard. Instruction will be provided through online presentations that will utilize a stimulating range of audio and visual support materials. Students will be afforded ample opportunity to interact with online instructional staff.

     As a distance learning program, students are able to receive instruction of course content with some degree of flexibility. Handouts and all other relevant materials are provided online. The examination is also be made available online, at a time and date preferred by the student, perhaps when he or she feels best prepared to pass the examination.

Goal Statement

      The purpose of this course is to provide a current, useful, consolidated security officer training program that provides must-know and need-to-know information for security officers serving in diverse assignments within the security industry.

Course Learning Objectives

      The PPSC-CSP certification process culminates with the trainee passing a written examination, by a 70% “pass-fail” grading standard. The material embodied in the 100 question exam is reflected within stated student learning objectives.
Learning objectives reflect specific questions on the certifying examination.


Course Curriculum Outline

I. Role of Security Practitioner

A. Introduction
B. Functions & responsibilities
C. Site specific tasks

II. Ethics & Conduct

A. Board statutes and rules
B. Responsibility to clients/
C. Protecting property of clients
D. Company policies
E. Professional misconduct

III. Legal Powers & Limitations

A. Use of force & self-defense
B. Search & seizure
C. Restraining people
D. Common law power of arrest
E. Privacy rights
F. Criminal & tort law
G. Detaining people

IV. Communication & Public Relations

A. Dealing with the public
B. Listening skills & body language
C. Interviewing
D. Persons with disabilities
E. Language; cultural; sexual orientation; race, etc.
F. Written, verbal, non-verbal communication

V. Patrolling/Investigation

A. Securing the scene
B. Notifying client
C. Responding to crimes/disturbances in progress
D. Traffic control

VI. Emergency Response

A. Basic first aid
B. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
C. Fire prevention/use of extinguishers
D. Bomb threats
E. Terrorism
F. Evacuation
G. Crime in progress
H. Disorderly conduct

VII. Observations/Note Taking

A. Visual, time, weather, etc.
B. Crime scenes (what see, what not there, what out of place, etc.)
C. Objective and subjective
D. Focus areas/surroundings
E. Critical thinking (think outside the box)

VIII. Statements

A. Written/affidavit
B. Taped (audio/video)
C. Use of narrative (statements) from initial
D. Interview
E. Transfer of narrative notes to formal report
F. Format and language used when drafting
G. Reports from narratives and/or statements

IX. Evidence

A. Breaking & entering
B. Theft
C. Crime scenes

X. Access Control

A. Lock & key
B. Fence
C. Computer systems
D. Identification badges
E. Lighting, etc.
F. Securing buildings, property, etc.

XI. Report Writing

A. Who, what, when, where, why and how
B. Accuracy
C. Entered into evidence/used in court



40 hours




Online Program - Runs Perpetually




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