Category: Training

ISDA is collecting data to determine the amount of money spent on Executive Protection and Security Driving Training.

In conducting the research, we collected some interesting information. We looked at a government site that gathers data on Executive Protection Training schools that offered the Post-9/11 GI Bill; the data is from 2018.

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training and certification

Two topics of discussions that dominate social media, both in the U.S. and abroad are certification and the state of training in the protection industry. In reality, the two subjects cannot be separated. IMHO – The job market wants, and will support, a certification that meets standards set by respected industry and government organizations. Those who supply job opportunities welcome a certification that withstands the scrutiny of the corporate, legal, and insurance community. Nonetheless, there are still global job markets in the protection business where certification, insurance risk, and liability are not major concerns.

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Training to a Certificate

EP Certification vs. Certificate

It is ISDA’s opinion many of the training organizations misuse the word certification. Most of the training offered in the industry is not for certification – it is training to a certificate. Although a training certificate is valuable, it is not a certification as defined by the credentialing organizations that are the standard in all other industries.

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