Certification Training, Preparation, and available Courses

ISP realizes that no two candidates have the same knowledge or skill base because Homeland Security experience and educational backgrounds may vary.  Many candidates spend time studying and preparing for the exams to determine how well a candidate might apply their knowledge and experiences.  Therefore, it is not possible to train for or teach to the exam by reading certain books or memorizing specific information.  The best way to prepare is to review and study the certification content in each functional area of the specific blueprint.  Candidates can get training from various sources.  Below is a list of courses and training which may assist you with learning or following the ISP Certification Blueprints.  Some of the courses are offered free while other may have a fee.    Feel free to contact ISP with any questions, concerns, or adding an additional program to our list.

Critical Infrastructure

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-860. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, An Introduction
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Critical Infrastructure
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-913. Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-915 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-921 Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Critical Incident Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-3 Radiological Emergencies Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-5 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-2001Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)

Certified Critical Incident Manager

  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Critical Incident Manager
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-3 Radiological Emergencies Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-5 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-800.c Introduction – National Response Framework
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC): Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook – https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-166/pdfs/2018-166.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018166
  • John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Preparedness: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive-related Trainings – https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-public-health-preparedness/training/online/chem-trainings.html

Certified Public Information Officer

  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Public Information Officer
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-242.b Effective Communication
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Public Information Officer
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-247.A: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
  • National Institute of Justice – Communication Results for Forensic Analysts
  • Center for Disease Control: Cultural Distance and Media Influences – NDPHTN- https://www.train.org/cdctrain/course/1087176/

Animal Decontamination

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-10.a Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study:IS-11.a Animals in Disasters: Community Planning IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers:Animal Decontamination course

Critical Incident Protection

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-324.Community Hurricane Preparedness
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-325Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-906Workplace Security Awareness
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-907Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-921.a Implementing Critical Infrastructure Protection Program
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-916 Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-914 Surveillance Awareness
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-915 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Critical Incident Protection course

Crime Scene Management

  • National Institute of Justice Crime Scene Investigation: Guides for Law Enforcement,” July 12, 2017 – nij.ojp.gov:https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/crime-scene-investigation-guides-law -enforcement
  • National Institute of Justice: Introduction to Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert
  • National Institute of Justice: What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence
  • National Institute of justice: Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes

Certified Domestic Terrorism

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-525: Guardian Accord (GA) Workshop
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study: IS-2001Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Domestic Terrorism course

Latent Print Examiner

Security Dispatcher – Maxi 203-350-0052

  • International Foundation for Protection Officers: Security Dispatching course
  • Powerhouse: Public Safety Telecommunicator Course – https://powerphone.com/about/

Certified Protection Officer

International Foundation for Protection Officers: IFPO.org

Certified Protection Officer Instructor

International Foundation for Protection Officers: IFPO.org

Certified Security Supervisor Management

International Foundation for Protection Officers: IFPO.org