ISP was founded in 2015 to help Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, active duty, and Veterans gain reputable certifications based on industry standards.  Through a relationship with The International Foundation for Protection Officers, ISP has been instrumental with certifying individuals nationwide.  ISP supports the continued professional development and growth of every individual involved with homeland security.


ISP prepares students for a lifetime of achievement and career success through knowledge, training, certification, and recognized best practices, as evidenced by achieving an industry recognized certification.


The Certified Critical Incident Protection certification is designed to show that the candidate has mastery level knowledge, skills and abilities in emergency management, along with planning and responding to an incident through National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Preparedness System (NPS), National Preparedness Goal (NPG), Incident Command System (I-100 & 200), and the National Response Framework (NRF) along with their Essential Support Functions and their roles.  Certified Critical Incident Protection is the foundation for all positions within Homeland Security.

This certification assessment is approved by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency.

The nation’s critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation’s economy, security, and health. The Certified Critical Infrastructure certification requires the certificant to gain mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities involving all 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on the nation.

Crime Scene Management course is critical to learning and understanding investigations in the criminal justice system.  The  Crime Scene Management candidate will gain mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities for a proper response, photography, diagrams, physical evidence collection, crime scene processing, impression evidence, bloodstain patterns, documentation, interviewing, and report writing. These principles can be applied by all first responders.

The Certified Public Information Officer certification requires that the candidate has mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities required by public safety PIOs along with the value of their work with the news media and the general public. The Candidate must have fundamental writing skills, journalistic writing, press release writing, organizing a PIO office, handling a crisis and First Amendment legal aspects.

The Certified Domestic Terrorism analyst course requires that the candidate has mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities in the history, motives, and tactics of domestic terrorist and extremist groups within the United States. This includes knowledge about various groups’ activities, intentions, and capabilities to assess their implications for national security.

Critical Incident Manager is designed to help leaders with the operational knowledge and management tools during a potential CBRNE emergency. The initial assessment and management decisions are key for future outcomes.  This certification identifies leadership skills necessary to direct and coordinate a CBRNE incident.  The certification demonstrates knowledge of CBRNE weapons, decontamination procedures, and an understanding of personal protective equipment.

The Certified Dispatching Professional is one of the most important roles in public safety and security. Dispatching Professionals play a vital role in the law enforcement/public safety system. Dispatchers are usually the first point of public contact for various emergency and non-emergency complaints and requests for service, including law enforcement and other related public safety incidents.

Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more common around the world. Exposure from radiation, solids, liquids, gases, and particulates are increasingly impacting animals. Emergency preparedness plans should take into account household pets, wildlife, poultry, livestock, and service animals before, during, and after a disaster. A Certification in Animal Decontamination helps to open dialogues between those responding to assist humans with those who assist the animals.

The CPO program is designed for security officers and students who wish to learn more about security/asset protection.  It is for the career-oriented individual. The difference between a guard and a Professional Security Officer? Guard vs. Professional Protection Officer.

Certified Protection Officer Instructors are individuals who teach the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program or a portion thereof. CPOI’s are Certified Protection Officers who have made a significant professional commitment toward advancing themselves as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders. They are instructors, professors, consultants and supervisors. Certified Protection Officer Instructors teach various topics relating to security and asset protection. Current designation as a CPO is required.

Unique and flexible, the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Program is designed to meet the needs of the security supervisor or manager. Candidates accepted into the program must successfully complete a midterm examination, a final examination, and a written practical exercise.

he Certified Latent Print Examiner requires that the candidate has knowledge, skills, and abilities around the theory and comparison methodology of fingerprint individualization. The candidate shall know the anatomical concepts underlying the biological uniqueness and persistence of friction ridge skin as well as classification techniques, analysis and comparison methods.