Become a protective service agent — take this upcoming course in Maryland

The Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course (ISA DPP 101) is a fully accredited training program for law enforcement and private security endorsed by the International Foundation for Protection Officers.

This program provides specialized training to students who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations as a single agent or as part of a larger protective detail for elected officials, political appointees, members of the court, corporate executive-level leaders and private individuals of wealth or other risk factors who are potential targets of terrorism and/or criminal acts.

Stressing the basic methodology of “protection in-depth” and covering the latest practices of agencies such as the US Secret Service and the unique methods of the military and corporate executive protection teams, ISA course designers placed a strong emphasis on the threat assessment and mitigation process, the use of technology, resource management and the legal considerations involved with providing close protection services.



Students who attend this seven-day course -- set at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland -- will be faced with real-world scenarios based on events such as the June 26th, 2018 breach of security of Senator McConnell and Transportation Secretary Chao, and the earlier shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

All students at the completion of this training course will fully understand the basic philosophy, mission, and objectives for a protective service agent and the protective detail.

Graduates will be able to take part in, and complete, the required threat assessment and pre-mission planning process.

Graduates will understand the threats and risks to their Protectee and have demonstrated the proper procedures and skills needed to provide a safe and secure environment around the client in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws or regulations.

70+ hours, 30 learning objectives, live scenario-based capstone.



Starting July 6th students will need to submit their temperature readings via e-mail NLT 6pm 1800 hrs to A morning and afternoon reading is required. You will have your temp taken before class and after lunch each day.

Social distancing will be established in the classroom and maintained during exercises, but be aware you will need to work as a team with other students so wearing will be recommended.

The classroom will be cleaned three times a day and disinfectant will be available for student work spaces.

You will need to work in public settings so be prepared with appropriate PPE.



Although this program is open enrollment restrictions do apply and seating is limited, Local private security, veterans, and retired law enforcement may have first priority for seats. Please review the syllabus on the requirements to attend and contact us with any questions at 315-486-7854, Mom-Fri 9 am -7 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm

Registration must be made by July 1, 2020, to be eligible for all special tuition rates.



Seven-day program special veteran and law enforcement tuition rate $990.00

IFPO members receive a $1000.00 scholarship for attending this course. The $1250.00 tuition rate is available to all members of the IFPO in good standing and further tuition rates are available for groups and veterans.

Scholarships are available, for more information visit call or email for details 315-486-7854

All others cost: $2250.00 *Does not include lodging.


Group rate savings:

Group of 4: $1250.00 per student a $1000.00 savings

Group of 3: $1500.00 per student a $750.00 savings

A team of 2: $1800.00 per student a $450.00 savings

ASIS chapters may request a special rate for their members.

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