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
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.
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
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.
reflect specific questions on the certifying examination.
Course Curriculum Outline
I. Role of Security
B. Functions & responsibilities
C. Site specific tasks
II. Ethics & Conduct
A. Board statutes and
B. Responsibility to clients/
C. Protecting property of clients
D. Company policies
E. Professional misconduct
III. Legal Powers &
A. Use of force &
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
A. Dealing with the
B. Listening skills & body language
D. Persons with disabilities
E. Language; cultural; sexual orientation; race, etc.
F. Written, verbal, non-verbal communication
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
G. Crime in progress
H. Disorderly conduct
A. Visual, time,
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)
B. Taped (audio/video)
C. Use of narrative (statements) from initial
E. Transfer of narrative notes to formal report
F. Format and language used when drafting
G. Reports from narratives and/or statements
A. Breaking & entering
C. Crime scenes
X. Access Control
A. Lock & key
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
C. Entered into evidence/used in court
Online Program -
call 877-267-7772 ext. 3
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