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Providing Executive Protection 7-Day Program

Course Description:

This is the Executive Protection course that changed an industry. It is the world-renowned 7-Day Program, continuously updated since 1978, and offers more than 100 hours of instruction with an emphasis on practical hands-on learning and realistic exercises.

Each student will learn sophisticated, innovative skills and techniques to assure you perform like a pro on real-world, protective assignments.

The program is unmatched in the industry. Please check our Faculty section to review the high level of experienced educators available to train, interact, counsel and pass on their expertise to YOU. When you are trained by the best, you will become one of the best.

This course meets and exceeds the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (VA DCJS) 032E requirement to become a VA DCJS Registered Personal Protection Specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What protection skills and techniques are taught during the 7-Day Program?

  • Perform a protective assignment with a principal in a real-world environment.
  • Engage in unarmed Defensive Tactics for Executive Protection (DT4EP) for close-in protection problems, embarrassments and attacks.
  • Operate a provided motor vehicle, employing original defensive, offensive, motorcade and escort driving techniques.
  • Practice movements, signals, positioning, arrivals, and departures in scenarios with principals, featuring one-on-one, two-on-one and team protective scenarios.
  • Conduct house, office, vehicle and building searches employing state of the art techniques.
  • Acquire the skills of orienteering, map reading and movements in emergency situations.

What preventive strategies, countermeasures, and operational guidelines are taught during the 7-Day Program?

  • Prepare for an overnight estate or hotel protection mission.
  • Take part in the design and plan of risk management and threat assessment procedures for principal protection.
  • Receive information on new protection technology with wireless alarm systems, and physical security concerns.
  • Work on advance surveys and escort missions protecting principals in crowds and during actual vehicle movements throughout the area.

What counter-terrorism training is taught during the 7-Day Program?

  • Participate in presentations on clandestine explosive devices and learn to locate and identify them on vehicles and in buildings.
  • Gain knowledge of surveillance, surveillance detection and practice counter surveillance techniques.
  • Train and become familiar with ballistics, chemical agents, protective vests, and useful equipment.

What kind of medical/injury training is taught?

  • Learn emergency medical techniques for attacks or accidents and proper injured party movement methods.
  • Achieve a CPR/AED Certification or renewal.

What critical “soft skills” are taught during the 7-Day Program?

  • Obtain contemporary knowledge about dress, protocol, placement, personal appearance, manners, conduct, dining, etiquette, and relationships with others.
  • Be taught how to handle paparazzi, media and friendly or aggressive approaches from fans.
  • Be aware of specialized protective methods for children family members, visitors, and household staff and in offices, on estates and during recreational activities.
  • Consider legal issues with respect to carrying and use of weapons, deadly force, and defensive measures.
  • Gain knowledge of surveillance, surveillance detection and practice counter surveillance techniques.

Who are the faculty for this Program?

  • The faculty for this program offers a multi-dimensional approach to teaching hands-on, one-on-one, and small protection details; they bring proven expertise into training sessions.
  • Many have contributed to our textbooks on Providing Executive Protection, which are acknowledged as the leading books in the field.

What career opportunities and credentials can be obtained after this training?

  • This course meets and exceeds the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (VA DCJS) 032E requirement to become a VA DCJS Registered Personal Protection Specialist.
  • Our program is the first of its kind to revolutionize the traditional "bodyguard" position to one of PERSONAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST (PPS).
  • The successful completion of this course is now included within many job descriptions for protective positions. EPI graduates are continually requested internationally and by high-level domestic personnel.
  • Career field and business operations in personal protection will be reviewed. What to include and how to prepare and present a professional personal resume.

Is there a screening process to be accepted into this Program?

  • Yes. All program participants are screened prior to the acceptance and must be mature, team-minded, and able to handle a moderate degree of fatigue.
  • Age and physical condition have not been a hindrance to students from ages 18 through 72. Individual initiative, self-reliance, and discretionary judgment are continuously emphasized under challenging conditions.
  • During the training, participants will receive feedback about their particular strengths and weaknesses in a variety of skill and knowledge dimensions.

What this Program is NOT?

  • ...a run, jump, shoot, scream program. Our focus is on providing top professional security with advance planning, style and class. It does not emphasize high-risk tactical training.
  • The Executive Protection Institute's Providing Executive Protection Program is the only program that emphasizes personal/executive training. The Institute students are taught the skills and know-how to perform protective missions with high-profile CEOs, dignitaries, diplomats, celebrities, and religious leaders.

How much is the Program and what is included?

Tuition for Providing Executive Protection is $3,990.00. This includes your lodging (double room hotel accommodations), two social/banquets; refreshments; course materials; and initial registration fees with Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. There is a $355 additional fee if you choose to upgrade your lodging to a single room hotel accommmodation.

Can I speak with an Institute representative before I decide?

  • We sincerely encourage you to contact us to discuss your interest in attending our program, and to tell us what your personal concerns are.

Give us a call at: 212-268-4555

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**Discounts Available for Current NLA Members and Groups of 3 or more.

*** Discount of $250 is Available for Current and Former US Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and First Responders (Verification Required)


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Event Id:  604
Course Date(s): Sunday, October 19, 2025  Through:    Saturday, October 25, 2025
Time: ;    
Tuition: $3990.00
  Martinsburg   WV.