Certifications

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ATAB Credentialing Programs

 ATAB currently offers credentials as a: 


Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS)


 Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS)

 

ADVANCED SPECIALIZED CREDENTIALS


 Physical Security Manager (PSM)


Maritime Security Manager  (MSM)

 

OpSec Intelligence Specialist (OIS)


 Crime Scene  Investigator (CSI)

 

Certified Executive Protection Specialist  (CEPS)

 

Cyber Terrorism Responder (CTR)


Certified Financial Crimes Examiner, (CFCE)

 

Information Technology Manager (ITM)

 

Certified HeathCare Emergency Preparedness Specialist  (CHEPS)


 Regardless of your anti-terrorism career path, ATAB offers training and certification programs to meet your needs.
 

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS)

 This  credential is reserved for members in good standing who meet  qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification”  section outlined herein. The role of a CAS is unique, requiring a wide  variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through education,  training and experience. 


The focus of the CAS certification program is  to set the standard for personnel that meet the requisite level of  knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to understand and combat  the threat of global terrorism, as set forth by ATAB and the  International Society of Anti-terrorism Professionals. 


If you desire  recognition as an elite professional with skills and expertise to plan,  prepare, and react to the terrorist threat, then the Certified  Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS) program may be right for you. The ATAB  Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended,  but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for  the certification examination. Qualified candidates successfully  achieving a score of 80 or higher on the certification examination are  awarded the CAS credential.  

Email keithflannigan@atabonline.org for an  application and detailed information. 

Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS)

 This credential is reserved for members  in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and  otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for  Certification” section outlined herein. CMAS candidates typically  possess 7years of experience in the terrorism response field and have a  proven track record of conducting security and response operations. As a  subject matter expert, a CMAS typically holds a leadership, management,  or advisory position of trust and confidence within a response  organization or unit. In addition, they often serve as primarily  trainers and instructors that ensure first responders are adequately  prepared for handling threat situations and incidents.


  ATAB recommends  individuals holding the CMAS credential as our first choice when  companies contact us in search of instructors to conduct in-house  training, and/or experts to conduct vulnerability assessments, security  audits, or provide consulting services for their firms.  The ATAB  Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library (CMAS Expanded Edition)  is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available  to help prepare you for the certification examination. 


 Candidates must  demonstrate their subject matter expertise obtaining a score of 80% on  the Online Examination or by submitting a written, comprehensive white  paper, a MS-PowerPoint presentation, a policy and procedure manual,  standard operating procedures, book, etc., authored by the candidate. If  the candidate is deployed or in an area that limits access to  resources, ATAB will assist the candidate in meeting this requirement.  


Please contact ATAB via email at keithflannigan@atabonline.org or by telephone at 703-880-5212 for more details.  Qualified candidates  successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification  examination are awarded the CMAS credential.  

Physical Security Manager PSM

 

This credential is reserved for  members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and  otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for  Certification” section outlined herein.  Physical Security Managers are  typically educated and experienced in many areas of security practice,  and must understand how to plan, prepare and execute viable strategies  to protect personnel, property, facilities, equipment, and other  assets.  The PSM demonstrates a highly trained professional with  hands-on experience, as well as knowledge of physical security  techniques and theory.  


Candidates must be knowledgeable in both  physical security, as well as the new technical security methods being  utilized in today’s technological world. The certification examination  is designed to indicate your level of knowledge in designing integrated  security systems, as well as your ability to conduct security risk  assessments and physical security surveys, and reveal your knowledge of  the best use of security assets from your personnel and hardware to  procedures and applications on installing and operating an integrated  system.  


The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a  highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to  help prepare you for the certification examination. 

 Qualified  candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the  certification examination are awarded the PSM credential.

Maritime Security Manager MSM

 This credential is reserved for members  in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and  otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for  Certification” section outlined herein.  This credentialing program is  designed for qualified individuals who want to move beyond the ISPS Code  and who need to look at anti-terrorism within the maritime environment. 


 The written certification examination covers a variety of maritime  security topics selected by leaders, responders, and consultants from  security, customs, transportation, commerce, and other related  industries having interest in the protection of international shipping  and our strategic seaports according to the highest industry standards,  including ISO-17024.The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference  Library is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource  available to help prepare you for the certification examination.   


Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on  the certification examination are awarded the CAS-MSM credential. 

Certified Financial Crimes Examiner CFCE

  

The ATAB CFCE certification program provides you with training on topics such as the FATCA, Fundamentals of Fraud Investigations, Fraud Crime Against the Elderly, Terror Financing, Compiling Audit Evidence, HIPPA, GLB, Law Enforcement Financial Crimes Investigations and Criminal Defense. 


As a Certified Financial Crimes Examiner, you will be working with evidence to establish the proof of Money Laundering, Fraud, Terrorism Financing, completing Financial Criminal Audits and many other tasks while maintaining the chain of custody. 


In today’s highly technical financial world where nearly every financial transaction is conducted by debit/credit cards of electronic transfers the ability to demonstrate your professionalism and advance you career by continuing to expand your knowledge base with the completion of the Certified Financial Crimes Examiner (CFCE) certification is an example of your dedication to your craft and career. 

Certifications

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Operational Security Intelligence/Counter Intelligence Specialist OIS

 

OPSEC and Counter Intelligence and  Intelligence Specialist  OIS Certification is designed to provide  HUMINT, CI (Counter Intelligence) and Intelligence Operators with  advanced knowledge of Surveillance, HUMINT and Intelligence gathering  techniques.  


This program provides information on HUMINT, Military  Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence and  Operation Security.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score  of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the  OIS credential.

Course Coordinator for OIS is Keshav Mazumdar , ATO,CPO, CMAS, CRC,ASC, FNWC Army Project XXII In charge INDIA and VP ATAB

Crime Scene Investigation CSI

 ATAB Crime Scene Investigator program was  developed to provide individuals with responsibilities for processing,  securing or managing a potential crime scene in their duties as well as  procedures in protecting, processing, documenting and securing a crime  scene for the preservation of evidence. 

This block of  instruction is critical to anyone in security management to inform them  of the procedures required to process a scene to prevent the loss of  evidence.  While extremely important for Crime Scene Investigators to  further their knowledge base, the program provides management with the  information that they need to insure a successful conclusion to an  investigation.  

The CSI program provides you with knowledge needed to  respond to a crime scene and preserve, process and secure evidence.  You  will be provided a comprehensive block of training materials that you  may use to advance your skill set and knowledge base as well as prepare  you for your certification.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving  a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded  the CSI credential. 

Certified Executive Protection Specialist CEPS

 The CEPS course addresses 46 areas of  concentration covering 92 topics.  Upon completion of the online portion  of the course candidates are required to complete a classroom module of  training covering areas such as Protective Movements, Tactical  Training, Motorcade, Cross Deck, Ambush/Counter Ambush,  Tactical  Medical, IED, Room Searches, Vehicle Searches, Defensive Tactics and  Formations. Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 90%  or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CEPS  credential. 

Certified Master Executive Protection Specialist CMEPS

 The CMEPS course is an advancement of the  CEPS program with much more in depth concentration on Surveillance  Counter Measures, Behavioral Awareness, HUMINT, TSCM, EOD, Tactical and  non-Tactical de-escalation of violence, Advanced Hostage Survival,  Motorcade, Cross Deck,  Threat/Target Engagement and Crisis  Management. Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 90%  or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-CMEPS  credential. 

Cyber Terrorism Responder CTR

 This credential is reserved for members  in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and  otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for  Certification” section outlined herein.  This credentialing program is  designed for responders supervising cyber incident response units and  others having a strong understanding of the current threats to systems  and networks, along with proven and effective responses and  countermeasures.  


The certification examination measures the knowledge,  skills and abilities to successfully manage a cyber incident or attack,  including common attack methods, and the techniques, tools, and  procedures used in response to a cyber attack.  The ATAB Emergency  Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended, but not  required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the  certification examination.  


Qualified candidates successfully achieving a  score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the  CAS-CTR credential. 

Information Technology Manager ITM

 

This  credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously  received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as  outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined  herein.  Typical candidates for this credential include information  technology (IT) professionals who are familiar with ISO, NIST, and other  information security standards and procedures, as well as information  security (INFOSEC) managers and personnel who participate in information  assurance and IT security programs.  In addition, candidates are  usually responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring, and  improving IT security programs, and demonstrate the concepts of IT  security as well as understanding the threats and risks to IT systems  and/or networks. 


The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference  Library, containing information designed to assist you in learning how  to write and implement policies, procedures, disaster recovery and/or  business continuity plans, and other useful information, is a highly  recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help  prepare you for the certification examination.  


Applicants must hold the  CMAS and the CTR credential to be eligible for this certification  program.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or  higher on the certification examination are awarded the ITM  credential.

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Certified Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Specialist (CHEPS)  CMS-3178

 Natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and  other unexpected incidents require trained professionals to develop and  implement emergency preparedness plans for the health care industry.

On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule CMS-3178 Emergency Preparedness  Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and  Suppliers. The regulation goes into effect on November 16,  2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must  comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date,  on November 16, 2017.

The purpose of the final rule is to  establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure  adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and  coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency  preparedness systems.  Requirements apply to the following Medicare and  Medicaid provider and supplier types:

Hospitals
Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs)
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Hospices
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)
All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Transplant Centers
Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
Home Health Agencies (HHAs)
Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Clinics,  Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of  Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities

Each  provider and supplier will have its own set of Emergency Preparedness  regulations incorporated into its set of conditions or requirements for  government certification, and each must be in compliance with Emergency  Preparedness regulations to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid  program.
The CEPS credential will prepare you to understand  the CMS final rule requirements, and assist you in the development,  training, implementation, and testing of an Emergency Preparedness Plan  to ensure readiness and compliance.
 

Qualifications for Certification

 Candidates seeking credentials as  either a CAS or CMAS must meet the minimum qualifying point requirement  to be considered for CAS or CMAS certification.  A minimum of one  hundred (100) qualifying points awarded by ATAB for experience,  education, and other professional designations is required for CAS  certification. 

 

A minimum of one hundred fifty (150) qualifying points  awarded by ATAB for experience, education, and other professional  designations is required for CMAS certification.  Qualifying points are  granted by ATAB, subject to primary source verification and validation,  as follows: 

     

QUALIFYING POINTS DESCRIPTION

 

  • Twenty (20) point
  • For each year of full-time   employment in any of the fields outlined under the “Experience Requirements”   section described herein


  • Twenty (20) points


  • For each professional   certification, license or other designation recognized by ATAB 


  • Twenty (20) points


  • For completion of all requirements   and award of an Associates degree from an accredited college or university


  • Forty (40) points


  • For completion of all requirements   and award of a Bachelor (e.g., BA, BS, etc.) degree from an accredited   college or university 


  • Sixty (60) points


  • For completion of all requirements   and award of a Master (e.g., MA, MS, MBA, etc.) degree from an accredited college   or university


  • Eighty (80) points


  • For completion of all requirements   and award of a Doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, JD, etc.) degree from an   accredited college or university

Educational Requirements 


There are no specific requirements of post-secondary education, as many professionals acquire their education through experience. However, candidates possessing an applicable Associate, Bachelor, Master, or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university may receive qualifying points for completing academic requirements leading to a degree. ATAB disallows award of qualifying points under this category for partially completed programs, and qualifying points are awarded only for the highest educational level completed. For example, a candidate possesses an Associate degree, a Bachelor degree, and a Master degree from one or more accredited colleges or universities. A total of 60 qualifying points may be granted for the Master-level degree, but no qualifying points are granted for the Bachelor or Associate degree.


Experience Requirements


Candidates seeking credentials as either a CAS or CMAS must possess a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in detecting, deterring and/or responding to acts of terrorism during employment in Government, military, public or private sector industries. Experience may include any or all of the following critical areas: (1) management, (2) technical, (3) analytical, (4) operational, (5) education/training, or (6) other related support roles in law enforcement, fire, emergency rescue, medical, HazMat, explosive ordnance disposal, physical security, disaster planning, preparedness, and recovery, information systems security, or similar career field.


You can join ATAB if you do not have the above experience but you will be required to complete the entire course and full examination.