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Certified Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist (CCIPS)

The Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIPS) is the perfect vehicle for law enforcement and security professionals looking to expand their expertise and understanding of the broad range of threats to the security of the United States in our new century. The Certificate draws on experts in law enforcement and intelligence communities, government, international relations, and the military to provide the tools to analyze threats that challenge U.S. security, both in the realm of Homeland Security and to American interests worldwide.


(8 Courses )
700 Series Certification
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Certification Exam: Required
Minimum Requirement: 24 units

*Core Courses:
- Four C4SEM-SEC Courses 
*Elective Courses:
- Two C4SEM-CT Courses 
- Two C4SEM-EM Courses


 General Cross-Sector Courses and Materials

  • IS-860.b: Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan

  • IS-821.a: Introduction to the Critical Infrastructure Support Annex 

  • IS-913.a: Achieving Results through Critical Infrastructure Partnership and Collaboration

  • IS-921.a: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience


Security Awareness Training Courses

  • IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness

  • IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

  • IS-912: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards

  • IS-914: Surveillance Awareness:  What You Can Do

  • IS-915: Protecting Critical Infrastructure against Insider Threat 

  • IS-916: Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do 


Sector-Specific Training

  • Chemical Sector Training

  • Commercial Facilities Sector Training

  • Dams Sector Training

  • Emergency Services Sector Training


* (Doesn’t apply to applicants who meet the certification exam requirements and are accepted candidates under VA LACAS and Military COOL programs)

Center for Security and Emergency Management (C4SEM). Homeland Security Training and Certification Academy
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