Professional EP, Celebrity and VIP Protective Training
ATAB's Certified Executive Protection Specialist (CEPS) course was designed to be the Crown Jewel in the EP training world. We have brought together some of the best minds in the Protection business to determine the skill requirements necessary to address the current threat level that protection providers face. The CEPS program far exceeds the training level of any other Executive Protection course available.
To effectively address the security needs of your clients requires a total all-around skill set of security. You must know about Alarms and Video to ensure their safety while at home. Data Security and Technical Counter Measures to ensure that the Paparazzi are not bugging their phone call as they did in England. Explosive knowledge to ensure that a vehicle-borne explosive device is not attached to your vehicle and IED knowledge to ensure that a static device is not detonated injuring your clients. Tactical Medicine to ensure that if your client or coworkers are injured you will have the life-saving skills to reduce the chance of loss of life. Motorcade procedures are required to ensure that you are not involved in a situation similar to Princess Diana or other celebrity protection fails. Counter Surveillance and Intelligence skills to provide you with the ability to recognize a potential problem and avoid the area rather than attempting to respond to an attack.
As with any Executive Protection course, we will address the standard EP skills and disciplines. Many of these have been recently updated to take into consideration the current threat levels and different responses required due to the more advanced weapons and techniques being utilized by today's criminals.
There has been much Social Media conversation about Terrorism not being a threat. Those people should explain that to the people from the Pentagon Shooting in 2010, The Navy Yard last spring, Ft. Hood, and the Westgate Shopping Mall, Ariana Grande Concert, Pulse and Paris shootings to name a few. These events have to be addressed with the new methods as the standard Active Shooter response is not effective against a dozen men with hand grenades, rocket launchers, and assault rifles.
The first step in the process is to become a Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS). This process is the core program for any Security Manager Program. You will be provided 50 of ATABs power points and over 800 manuals and books on all areas of Security, terrorism, and response. Then the CEPS course is taught by sending you all of the power points from the CEPS course for you to complete with self-study or organized training in your company. When you have completed the training you then log in to the ATAB War College and take the online exam to ensure that you understand the important EP Skills from the powerpoints. Then you schedule the week-long classroom program for hands-on testing and evaluation.
The ATAB program was designed by people that do Corporate EP every day. It is much different than someone being taught old Secret Service techniques that do not apply to real world EP. Corporate EP seldom provides 12 and 18 man teams with Cobra Gun Ship backup as well as being able to have the police stop and ID any suspicious person that you see along the way. We just had a person take our class that has been to 5 of the most well-known EP courses in the country and he failed our practical. He told us that the other bodyguard classes only had a 1 hour class on conducting "Advance" work.
I have attached the curriculum for the CAS and the CEPS for you to peruse. I have also attached a couple of power points for you to review.
CEPS Ch 325 Protecting High Net Worth Clients (pdf)