Coming in 2024

This three-week course is designed for Security Professionals seeking advancement into the Close Protection industry. This program incorporates classroom and practical application exercises to equip graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the growing Executive Protection Services field. The Broadsword Defense approach to teaching Executive Protection also includes physical training focused on Defensive Tactics and maintaining a fitness level necessary to succeed in the industry. 

This Executive Protection course is the ideal starting point for those wishing to break into the business of protecting others or those transitioning from Military or Law Enforcement. The course was designed and taught by working professionals in the protective industry with extensive experience in all facets of corporate/celebrity, dignitary, and VIP protection. The curriculum is current, relevant, and taught by industry professionals still actively working in the protection business. This course is designed to give you a functional understanding and skill sets to become a part of a working detail.

In the Culmination Exercise (CULEX) Students will operate on a protective detail in a live urban setting. This course also incorporates range training for Advanced CCW firearms training specific to close protection.

** Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion


Example of Skills

  • Principles Of Executive Protection
  • BSD Integrated Use Of Force Model For Ep
  • Verbal De-escalation (Moab) For Ep
  • Report Writing, Observation & Documentation For Ep
  • BSD Client Centric Customer Service Model For Ep
  • Ethical Standards & Scope Of Responsibilities
  • Tactical Analysis (Left Of Bang) Behavioral Profiling For Ep
  • Recognition Of Dangerous Personalities
  • Threat Assessments & Protective Intelligence
  • Protective Advances
  • Dealing With Difficult Personalities (Paparazzi & Stalkers, Mental Health)
  • Universal Defensive Tactics For 3rd Party & Ep Agent Survival
  • Protective Details (1 Man, 2 Man, 3 Man)
  • Residential Protection
  • Career Development & Longevity
  • Venue & Event Security
  • Arrival & Departures
  • Day Vehicle Dynamics Course & Certification
  • Legal Considerations For Ep
  • Conus/Oconus Travel Planning
  • IED, Suspicious Package, Vehicle Search
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Workplace Violence
  • Imminent Threat (Active Killer) Training
  • TECC For Ep Certification
  • Marksmanship For Executive Protection