Protective Security Operations Certification (PSOC)

Course Details

PSOC is designed exclusively for private security, Federal Government, DoD, and law enforcement professionals interested in learning modern methods for executive protection and personal security of high net-worth or ‘at-risk’ individuals.  This five-day certification program is approved training by multiple Federal Government, state, and corporate organizations, and is the only major university accredited protective services training program in the United States.  PSOC consists of (2) two training modules: Protection Agent Development (four days) and Protective Pistol Skills (one day). Protection Agent Development teaches contemporary skills for low visibility personal security in permissive to semi-permissive environments where a low to moderate threat exists.  This highly academic and practical application-based training course creates a comprehensive and balanced foundation for prospective or current members of protective details.  Subject matter comprises the most progressive and relevant doctrine currently available for individuals seeking instruction in new EP practices.  Protective Pistol Skills is the weapons-centric component of PSOC and is entirely range-based.  This format allows students to focus their attention on the safe and practical use of a concealed handgun during protective operations.  Students will learn both individual and team-based tactics with firearms as they apply to third-person/principal defense.  The primary goal of PSOC is to professionally educate and train those tasked with protective operations. Regardless of background or current assignment, students are trained to operate as a team.  It is critical that protection agents exhibit professionalism, demonstrate fluid proficiency, and act with confidence in their abilities.  To achieve and enforce this, students are held to a high standard and expected to perform during training.  This is a certification course where various forms of testing and evaluation are utilized to measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for graduation.  Attendance does not guarantee completion.  Protection Agent Development (Module 1) and Protective Pistol Skills (Module 2) may be taken separately if desired.  However, both modules must be successfully completed within a 12-month period in order to earn the full PSOC certificate.

All applicants must be approved to register:

Please submit a Restricted Program Approval Request

A course registration link will be sent upon approval. 

Course Length: 5 Days

Enrollment: Open to active security professionals, law enforcement, Department of Defense, government agencies, eligible government contractors, and approved civilians with a security industry affiliation

Pre Requisites: None

Commercial Cost - Las Vegas, NV: $1,795.00 Per Student

Commercial Cost - Mobile: $1,795.00 Per Student

GSA Cost - Las Vegas, NV: $1,316.00 Per Student

GSA Cost - Mobile Program: $1,316.00 Per Student

Please give us a call if you have any questions or would like to book off-line: 702.647.1126

Course Reviews

To Whom It May Concern
I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that my partner and I's experience at your last NYC PSOC Course Sept 9-13 was phenomenal. It was clear and evident that PFC really puts a lot of time and hard work into PSOC, and creating such an informative and hands-on course. We were extremely impressed and we learned a lot that will help us back home in our own firms operations and working environment. On a more personal note, the individuals you've assigned to instruct the course (Aaron, Dustin & Doug) are a real special crew and it was an honor to learn from them; super knowledgable and their abilities to teach in engaging/interactive ways are next level). To conclude, we will be recommending all of our executive protection specialists to attend this course from here on out, and we personally look forward to attending more PFC courses in the near future for our own career advancement.

Thank you again and all the best
L.M. - New York