Protective Services training has been around since the early 80s. Everyone has a different idea what it should comprise of. Martial artists think the key lies in their ability to fight. Police think law enforcement training is equal to protection training. Security schools teach their students basic security, occasionally passing it off as "bodyguard" training. Many students have been duped and don't realize it until some time later.
There are only a few schools qualified to teach close protection training. They are scattered across North America, the U.K. and Europe.
In Canada, some will get you to believe that there is a federal bodyguard license at the end. Many of them possess no close protection training themselves. As a result, their graduates possess insufficient knowledge to do the job effectively. Potential clients have come to Canada with a distrust, having seen these graduates operate first hand.
To meet this problem, we teach a modified version of the Protective Services Training Course (7H-F18/830-F13), which was developed and taught by the US Army Military Police School. We have broken the program into 5 blocks, each a minimum of 40 hrs long. The blocks teach Protection Details, Escape and Evasion Driving, Protective Intelligence (Advances), Threat Assessments, and Firearms. Certificates are issued upon completion. 80% is required to be considered a passing grade.
Presently, this course is available in-house only. We will notify everyone by newsletter when this changes.