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Course Category: securite

DIPLOMA in Close Protection Leadership and Management (C.P.L.M.)

Description of training

Prerequisites: Valid E.C.P.O. certification or equivalent.

Course Description (CPLM)

Hello everyone,

Remember that success is a journey, not just a result.
Learn from your mistakes, persevere and keep moving towards your goals.

Close Protection Leadership and Management offers a number of important benefits to those wishing to progress in this challenging field. Here are just some of the benefits:

Strengthened leadership:
As a leader, you will be responsible for coordinating and managing a team of close protection professionals. This training will enable you to develop your leadership and team management skills, enabling you to make informed decisions and ensure the safety of your clients.

Technical expertise:
You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of close protection strategies and tactics, including threat avoidance techniques, safe route planning, emergency procedures and more. This technical expertise will enable you to provide effective and professional protection.

Security Awareness :
You will learn to assess risk and anticipate potential threats, enabling you to anticipate and prevent dangerous situations. Your ability to proactively ensure security will be essential in protecting your clients.

Communication and diplomacy:
As a manager, you will be in direct contact with customers and other stakeholders. The training will help you improve your communication and diplomacy skills, which are essential for managing delicate situations and ensuring a relationship of trust with customers.

Professional Network :
Close Protection Leadership and Management training will allow you to network with other professionals in the field, which can open up new career opportunities and partnerships in the industry.

In short, Close Protection Leadership and Management provides a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will enable you to become a highly qualified security professional and succeed in this challenging and rewarding field.

📅 Get your diploma! To receive your diploma, the theoretical training must be validated by by a final exam. Once you have completed your course, contact ceo@smat-training.com to arrange a date for your online exam.

Don’t miss this opportunity! 🌟

If you have any problems, feel free to ask students@smat-training.com

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E.C.P.O Close Protection Officer at Advanced level (Theory)

Description of training


Hello, and welcome to our platform

Here, we will only cover the theoretical part. This course is exclusively reserved for our students. Therefore, please get in touch with your training center.

The theoretical part, and particularly the “evidences,” carry a real percentage towards the attainment of your certification. So, please give it the necessary importance!

An important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation …

The ECPO training that you will follow is of a level comparable to the addition of the Btec level III (CPO) + Btec level IV (Hostile environment) of the British SIA (Security Industry Authority), but whose relay (following Brexit ) has been taken over by Ireland, and is of a European Level 5 level. This training was designed for high-risk close protection; whether it is a VIP or a high-threat area, for example in a security detachment in a hostile area. It is a very dense compilation of the fundamental aspects of “civilian” close protection, extended to aspects of risk areas by more military protection techniques.

Acronyms to remember:

CPO : Close Protection Officer (bodyguard)

PPO : Personal Protective Officer (UK) / AIC : Agent In Charge (USA – Secret Service)

CPD : Close Protection Driver

TL : Team Leader

The course consists of several themes; some are quite short in terms of theory, while others are more complex and lengthy but fundamental. The course does not cover any unnecessary material…

Some chapters are closely related, such as teamwork and operational plans, reconnaissance, or searches… but it was necessary to structure the course in terms of theory. Practical exercises encompass the entire curriculum. Close protection requires in-depth knowledge and methodology but should never be rigid; it must constantly adapt to the context and available skills.

Please note that we skip the first aid section since you will all undergo “Combat Medic” training during your in-person training.

Another aspect will only be discussed theoretically: offensive/defensive and evasive driving, which, to be effective, requires several days of training and vehicles that you may be required to drive in high-risk areas… which is impossible!

This training is divided into several modules, with or without quizzes, study tips, or advice.

Quizzes allow you to assess your progress, but assignments or Evidences (Mandatory) have a significant impact on the success of your training.These must be returned to us no later than the day of your exam.

We recommend that you READ and complete one module at a time, and even allocate two days or more to it if needed. This is to ensure optimal performance in the “ASSIGNMENTS or EVIDENCES” sections and to follow the order of the modules.

ATTENTION: Quizzes are not unlimited (3 attempts), there is no need to retry if you have passed, only the first positive score will be considered!!!

If you are having trouble, feel free to ask questions students@smat-training.com

Let’s go!…..

E.C.P.O Certificate in Close Protection Officer at Advanced level (Refresh)

Description of training

Hello, and welcome to our platform.

This training is a refresh course. It is therefore only for people who already have their certification, or the equivalence (copy to be sent to our secretariat, for your registration to the exam). We will only deal with the theoretical part.

“A thing can only ever be identical with itself,

never with another. Thus, two things can certainly be equivalent,

but never identical.”…

The ECPO training that you will follow is of a level comparable to the addition of the Btec level III (CPO) + Btec level IV (Hostile environment) of the British SIA (Security Industry Authority), but whose relay (following Brexit ) has been taken over by Ireland, and is of a European Level 5 level. This training was designed for high-risk close protection; whether it is a VIP or a high-threat area, for example in a security detachment in a hostile area. It is a very dense compilation of the fundamental aspects of “civilian” close protection, extended to aspects of risk areas by more military protection techniques.

Acronyms to remember:

CPO : Close Protection Officer (bodyguard)

PPO : Personal Protective Officer (UK) / AIC : Agent In Charge (USA – Secret Service)

CPD : Close Protection Driver

TL : Team Leader

The course consists of 14 modules.
Some are quite short on the theoretical level and others more complex and long but fundamental.
The course does not exempt any unnecessary material …

Some chapters are difficult to separate (such as teamwork and operational plans, or reconnaissance or excavation, etc.) but the course had to be well structured on a theoretical level.
Practical exercises resume the whole.
Close protection requires in-depth knowledge and methodology, but should never be frozen; it must constantly adapt to the context and to the skills available.

Please also note that we do not include first aid, which can be taken in the Medical e-learning section.
Another aspect will only be mentioned theoretically: offensive / defensive and evasive driving which requires several days to be effective and vehicles that you are likely to drive in a risk zone… which is impossible!

This training is therefore divided into several modules, with or without quizzes, tips or study advice.

The Quizzes allow you to situate yourself, but the homework or Evidences (“Obligatory”) have an important impact on the success of your training.
If you do not pass on your “evidences” your training will not be official

We recommend that you do only one module at a time, or even devote two or more days to it. This in order to be optimal in the “HOMEWORK or EVIDENCES” parts, and to respect the order

The EXAM portion will take place at the end of the course. Please contact us to schedule a date and time for the examination (online). Thank you.

If you are having trouble, feel free to ask questions students@smat-training.com

Let’s go!…..

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