ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY PREPAREDNESS

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

FEATURED CERTIFICATIONS

The Homeland Security Preparedness (HSP) 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.  Homeland Security Preparedness (HSP) 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 Crime Scene Management certification is critical to learning, understanding, and protecting all types of crime scenes. The initial first responder is key to identifying critical aspects of the scene. Action taken early by security, loss prevention, assets protection, insurance companies, correctional officers, private organizations, military, and public safety plays a critical role in the outcome of any investigation prior to the scene being turned over to law enforcement. It is a misnomer that crime scene management starts and stops with the police. Certain crimes are not investigated by the police which requires private companies to evaluate and investigate. The Crime Scene Management candidate will gain mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities for a proper response, scene security photography, diagrams, physical evidence collection, crime scene processing, impression evidence, bloodstain patterns, interviewing, and report writing. These principles can be applied by all first responders.

(In Development). 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.

(In Development). 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.

(In Development). 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.

(In Development). 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.