Mid-Level Certificate in Executive Protection

This mid-level certificate is designed to take the professional who already has some experience in the executive protection field to a level of competency expected by clients and employers. Building on the basics from the entry-level certificate and/or the student’s current level of experience in this field, this certificate further explains the tools necessary to conduct successful protection operations, including intelligence techniques and crisis preparations germane to protection. Finally, it will give the student a better understanding of relationships and behaviors with clients and those around them.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Research and define the critical elements of a Threat Assessment program.

  • Describe the levels of dangerousness presented by protective intelligence subjects after proper assessment and investigation has been completed.

  • Identify key personnel involved with creating an executable plan and analyze what constitutes an executable plan.

  • Discuss the key factors involved in developing an ethical relationship with the person being protected and what legalities must be taken into consideration.

  • Demonstrate, by written articulation, the understanding of Advanced Protective Intelligence.

Mid-Level Certificate (18 Credit Hours)

Required Courses

PRO595Advanced Protection Operations


PRO596Advanced Protective Intelligence


PRO690Advanced Threat Assessment


SEC505Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness