Covered 6 Security Academy

Executive Protection Program (EP)

Start a rewarding career in Protective Services.
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This 5 week course is designed for Security Professionals seeking advancement into the Close Protection industry. This program incorporates both classroom and practical application exercises to equip graduates with the necessary skills required to excel in the growing Executive Protection Services field. The Covered 6 approach to teaching Executive Protection also includes physical training focused on Defensive Tactics and maintaining a fitness level necessary to succeed in the industry. 

The course was designed and is taught by working professionals in the protective industry that have extensive experience in all facets of corporate/celebrity, dignitary and VIP protection. This Executive Protection course is the ideal starting point for those wishing to break into the business of protecting others or those transitioning from Military or Law Enforcement.  The curriculum is current, relevant and taught by industry professionals still actively working in the protection business. This course is designed to to give you a functional understanding and skill sets to become a part of a working detail.

In the Culmination Exercise (CULEX) Students will operate on a protective detail in a realistic urban setting.  This course also incorporates range training for Advanced CCW firearms training specific to close protection as well as the Covered 6 VOPS Program (Vehicle Operations for Protective Services).

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Accepted as well as other funding options.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Contact a Vocational Advocate below to see how we can accelerate your career in the Private Security Sector.

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Military service members or Veterans may be entitled to use Veteran Administration benefits to attend our program.  Additional funding can come from the Department of Labor, Employment Development Department and local vocational work sources. To learn more about these unique opportunities or to discuss how to use your VA educational benefits to attend our program and/or earn your certifications, contact a Covered 6 Security Academy Vocational Advocate by calling 805.926.2055 or by clicking on the "GET INFO / ENROLL" tab and fill out the online form.