The Onsite School Security Officer Certification Program is for in-person participation. Online training and “Distance Learning” is also included in the onsite training option.
This program is for newly hired or re-certifying security officers and school staff who have additional school related security responsibilities.
After the onsite program is completed, we provide you with a continuous and relevant training service and materials. In all our programs we train the student to manage their training and growth after attendance at the onsite training. To make it easier we provide the resource to do that. The goal is to provide training that will get results for the security officer and the school.
The initial certification covers a one year period. The certified school security officer tests each year online or at another Onsite training. Re-certification is made easy and cost effective. The re-certification is important to ensure as a high standard of care that officers are current. School security is a high risk activity that requires annual re-certification. It is a best practice similar to what police go through. The re-certification give the officer an opportunity to reflect on the past years experience and deepen important safety skills. The school benefits in having evidence that a professional review of the officer has been done. The community can be sure that qualified professionals are protecting their children.
Topics Covered in The School Security Officer Certification
Onsite or Online Courses
- Orientation to the School Security Profession
- Ethics, Policy and Legal Aspects
- Organizing for School Security Activities
- Officer Safety Skills
- Management of Equipment
- Communication Skills
- Emergency Response
If the situation prevents attendance at the onsite program, or online training is preferred the online program can be used for certification. Many school security officers are hired on for their experience. Former police, military or security officers from other industries may apply for a school security officer position. This program provides a cost effective and rapid transition to the new school security officer role. Online training is available immediately.
Both online and onsite programs have their advantages and disadvantages. With our program you get the advantages of a flexible venue to meet your needs.
Approved for New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department continuing education credits.