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DC Conceal Carry 16-18 Hour Basic Weapon Course

The 16-18-hour DC Conceal Carry training course is designed for citizens that meet the criteria to wear, carry or transport a firearm in the District of Columbia. The class is sixteen (16) hours of classroom instruction on DC specific laws on self-defense and two (2) hours of range practice for an initial application.

Curriculum will consist of state firearm laws, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation.

DC 40 HOUR SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER FIREARMS COURSE

The DC 40 Hour Special Police Officer Firearms course is designed to teach officers firearm safety and proper use.  The class is thirty-two (32) hours of classroom instruction, eight (8) hours of range practice and qualification and the curriculum will consist of safety principals regarding firearms, handling of service weapons, use of force, firearms nomenclature, fundamentals of marksmanship, weapon malfunctions and other related topics.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension.  Students will also be required to pass a firearms qualification and must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a firearm (bring personal or rental available), and a minimum of fifty-two (52) rounds of ammunition.

DC 40 Hour Armed/Unarmed Special Police Officer Certification Course

The DC 40 Hour Armed/Unarmed Special Police Officer course is designed to provide pre-assignment training for both armed and unarmed special police officers. The class is forty (40) hours of classroom instruction and the curriculum will consist of DC Code laws, arrest powers, search and seizure laws, use of force, terrorism awareness, emergency procedures, first aid, and other related topics.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Maryland 16 Hour Wear and Carry Permit Course

The MD 16 Hour Handgun permit course is designed for armed security personnel (security guards, private detectives, and armored car guards/drivers) to meet the requirements by Maryland State Police to carry a firearm in Maryland in connection with their employment.  The class is fourteen (14) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of range practice and qualification for an initial application.  There are six (6) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of range practice and qualification for a renewal application. Curriculum will consist of state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation.

Students will be required to pass a firearms qualification and must meet the minimum of 70% accuracy to pass the course.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a firearm (bring personal or rental available), and a minimum of fifty (50) rounds of ammunition.

NOTE

  • Course fee does not include range fees.

8 Hour Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) Certification Course

This certification is a hands-on course which trains participants in operational use of the Monadnock tactical baton. This course also covers any straight baton to include the ASP baton. The program is simple to learn and easy to understand. The techniques were designed to work effectively for all officers. The program provides carrying and drawing procedures, as well as striking techniques. These tactics are quickly learned, easily practiced and readily maintained long after the program is completed.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

8 Hour Handcuff Certification

Handcuffs are among the most often used tool by officers, yet training is severely lacking. Handcuff studies show that over 67% of resistance by subjects occurs after the first handcuff has been applied.  All too often the result is injury and/or death to either the officer or the subject. This program teaches officers how to safely and successfully apply handcuffs on compliant and non-compliant subjects.

8 Hour OC Spray Certification

The Oleoresin Capiscum (OC) Spray Certification provides officers with information on the physiological effects, the use and the after use of OC. The course will present principals, skills and techniques of understanding and using OC control violent and aggressive behavior; reduce personal injury to officers, subjects, and the general public; increase an officer’s confidence in physically threatening situations; and reduce the exposure of civil liability of the officer and the employer for unnecessary or improper force used to control violent and aggressive subjects.

Handgun and Shotgun Course

This course is designed to teach students the safe, effective, and timely use of their firearm and shotgun. Some of the topics covered during this training course include: mounting the weapon, ammunition selection, stress fire, shotgun-handgun transition, maintenance, responding to a sudden deployment of a handgun against them, weapons retention, reloading, and officer safety skills.

NOTE

  • This course does not include range fees, shotgun, firearm, nor ammunition.  All items can be rented at the range.

H.R. 218 Law Enforcement Officer Safety Re-Qualification Course

President George W. Bush signed H.R. 218, The Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act of 2004, which exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from state laws that prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms. The Metropolitan Police Department Security Officers Management Branch has implemented a re-qualification course for retired Metropolitan Police and Law Enforcement Officers. This is a mandatory course that must be taken in compliance with H.R. 218.

Students will be required to pass a firearms qualification and must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Items needed for the course are as follows: the firearm and holster that you wish to use and carry concealed and ammunition (a minimum of 52 rounds).

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED courses are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation. Whether you are a law enforcement or security professional or someone that works with children, wants training for employees, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency,  ASATS has courses designed to give you the skills that can save a life.    

Adult CPR

Infant and Child CPR

AED Essentials

First Aid and Safety

Comprehensive Red Cross CPR, AED Essentials, First Aid and Safety Course

Private Investigator Training Course

The 28-hour Private Investigator training course is a comprehensive course that covers essential topics such as investigation, surveillance, skip tracing, and more. Whether you are seeking a new career in private investigation, part-time work, or you just have an interest in investigation, our course will teach you what you need to know to excel in your field.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension.

Process Server Training Course

The 18-hour Process Server training course is a comprehensive course that will provide you the skills to be a professional and ethical process server.  Our course will teach you what you need to know to excel in your field.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training Course

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification was designed to recognize mastery of an international standard for information security and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The certification is managed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient information security practitioners. Certification can enhance a professional’s career and provide added credibility. CISSP is an approved certification for certain job classifications identified within DoD Directive 8570.

Our 40-hour CISSP Training course covers the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK relevant to the corresponding professional certification exam:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

We designed our CISSP training course to increase your chances of passing the rigorous CISSP exam.

CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKER (CEH) EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 24 Certified Ethical Hacker CEH preparation course is an immersion into ethical hacking designed to provide professionals with the expertise and insight necessary to prepare for and react to malicious threats. The course teaches you how to use the tools and techniques used by cybercriminals to perform a white-hat, ethical hack on your organization. You’ll learn ethical hacking methodologies and gain hands-on hacking experience in our cloud-hosted cyber range, including reconnaissance, gaining access to systems, exploiting vulnerabilities and exfiltrating data.

Our Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Training course prepares students to sit for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam.  Included in the cost of this course is an exam voucher which can be used to sit for the CEH exam when the student is ready.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

COMPTIA SECURITY+ EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 40-hour CompTIA® Security+® preparation course will teach you what you need to know to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification examination and can be a significant part of your preparation.  In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

CERTIFIED INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER (CISM) EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 40-hour CISM certification preparation course prepares you to pass the CISM certification examination and can be a significant part of your preparation.

ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification demonstrates expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management and risk management.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

Inquire about our Security Training Services!

Civilian Training

DC Conceal Carry 16-18 Hour Basic Weapon Course

The 16-18-hour DC Conceal Carry training course is designed for citizens that meet the criteria to wear, carry or transport a firearm in the District of Columbia. The class is sixteen (16) hours of classroom instruction on DC specific laws on self-defense and two (2) hours of range practice for an initial application.

Curriculum will consist of state firearm laws, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation.

DC 18 Hour Concealed Carry Course

The DC 16-18 Hour Concealed Carry course is designed to provide training for DC residents and non-residents that desire to carry a concealed firearm in the District of Columbia.  The class is sixteen (16) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of range practice and qualification.  Curriculum will consist of firearm safety, DC specific laws on self-defense, fundamentals of marksmanship, situational awareness, and other related topics.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a firearm (bring personal or rental available), conceal holster, and a minimum of fifty-two (52) rounds of ammunition.

Note

  • Course fee does not include range fees

Maryland 16 Hour Wear and Carry Permit Course

The Maryland 16 Hour Handgun permit course is designed for Maryland business owners/private citizens that meet the criteria which includes a good and substantial reason to wear, carry or transport a firearm in Maryland. The class is fourteen (14) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of range practice and qualification for an initial application. There are six (6) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of range practice and qualification for a renewal application. Curriculum will consist of state firearm laws, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation.

Students will be required to pass a firearms qualification and must meet the minimum of 70% accuracy to pass the course.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a firearm (bring personal or rental available), conceal holster, and a minimum of fifty (50) rounds of ammunition.

NOTE

  • Course fee does not include range fees.

MARYLAND 4 HOUR FIREARM SAFETY COURSE (HQL)

A person may not purchase, rent, or receive a handgun after October 1, 2013 unless they possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) issued by the Maryland State Police or qualify for exemption status.

The MD 4 Hour Firearm Safety course is designed for Maryland residents that desire to purchase a firearm for home protection.  The class is four (4) hours of classroom instruction and the curriculum will consist of state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation and handling demonstration.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a firearm (bring personal or rental available), and a minimum of fifty (25) rounds of ammunition.

Note

  • Course fee does not include range fees.

For an additional fee, we offer LiveScan Fingerprinting service (required for the HQL) in our office. Fingerprint services are available each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am – 4pm. Call (301) 645-0275 to schedule an appointment.

40 Hour Beginners Firearm Course

This course is designed for a beginner student looking to familiarize themselves with shotguns. During this course, you will learn the bare essentials of properly handling, firearm safety rules, pump action parts and operation, transporting, storing and shooting a shotgun, how to choose correct ammunition, shooting fundamentals, common mistakes, range specific rules, and other related topics.

At the completion of the course, the student will be evaluated by the instructor on their safe use, handling, and proficiency of the shotgun.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a 12-gauge pump shotgun (must bring personal- rentals are not available) and a minimum of twenty-five (25) birdshot shotgun shells.

Note

  • Course fee does not include range fees.

40 Hour Beginners Shotgun Course

This course is designed for the beginner student looking to familiarize themselves with shotguns. During this course, you will learn the bare essentials of properly handling, firearm safety rules, pump action parts and operation, semiauto parts and operation, transporting, storing and shooting a shotgun, how to choose correct ammunition, shooting fundamentals, common mistakes, range specific rules, etc. Students will fire the following: 12 GA pump and semi-auto shotguns.

At the completion of the course, the student will be evaluated by the instructor on their safe use, handling, and proficiency of the shotgun.

Items needed for the course are as follows: a positive attitude, notepad to take notes, a 12-gauge pump shotgun (must bring personal- rentals are not available) and a minimum of twenty-five (25) birdshot shotgun shells.

NOTE

  • Course fee does not include range fees.

HANDGUN AND SHOTGUN COURSE

This course is designed to teach students the safe, effective, and timely use of their firearm and shotgun. Some of the topics covered during this training course include:  mounting the weapon, ammunition selection, stress fire, shotgun-handgun transition, maintenance, responding to a sudden deployment of a handgun against them, weapons retention, reloading, and officer safety skills.

NOTE

  • This course does not include range fees, shotgun, firearm, nor ammunition.  All items can be rented at the range.

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED courses are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation. Whether you are a law enforcement or security professional or someone that works with children, wants training for employees, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency,  ASATS has courses designed to give you the skills that can save a life.    

Adult CPR

Infant and Child CPR

AED Essentials

First Aid and Safety

Comprehensive Red Cross CPR, AED Essentials, First Aid and Safety Course

Private Investigator Training Course

The 28-hour Private Investigator training course is a comprehensive course that covers essential topics such as investigation, surveillance, skip tracing, and more. Whether you are seeking a new career in private investigation, part-time work, or you just have an interest in investigation, our course will teach you what you need to know to excel in your field.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension.

Process Server Training Course

The 18-hour Process Server training course is a comprehensive course that will provide you the skills to be a professional and ethical process server.  Our course will teach you what you need to know to excel in your field.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training Course

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification was designed to recognize mastery of an international standard for information security and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The certification is managed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient information security practitioners. Certification can enhance a professional’s career and provide added credibility. CISSP is an approved certification for certain job classifications identified within DoD Directive 8570.

Our 40-hour CISSP Training course covers the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK relevant to the corresponding professional certification exam:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

We designed our CISSP training course to increase your chances of passing the rigorous CISSP exam.

CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKER (CEH) EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 24 Certified Ethical Hacker CEH preparation course is an immersion into ethical hacking designed to provide professionals with the expertise and insight necessary to prepare for and react to malicious threats. The course teaches you how to use the tools and techniques used by cybercriminals to perform a white-hat, ethical hack on your organization. You’ll learn ethical hacking methodologies and gain hands-on hacking experience in our cloud-hosted cyber range, including reconnaissance, gaining access to systems, exploiting vulnerabilities and exfiltrating data.

Our Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Training course prepares students to sit for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam.  Included in the cost of this course is an exam voucher which can be used to sit for the CEH exam when the student is ready.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

COMPTIA SECURITY+ EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 40-hour CompTIA® Security+® preparation course will teach you what you need to know to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification examination and can be a significant part of your preparation.  In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

CERTIFIED INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER (CISM) EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

The 40-hour CISM certification preparation course prepares you to pass the CISM certification examination and can be a significant part of your preparation.

ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification demonstrates expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management and risk management.

This course is available days, evenings, and online.

Inquire about our Civilian Training Services!

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 40 Hour Tri-Annual Refresher Training for Protective Service Officers

This is a refresher course required every three years to maintain eligibility as a Protective Security Officer working on a government contract. Officers will receive refresher training and updated information based on the Security Manual and Resource Tool (SMART Book). This course only covers the SMART book portion of training. If contract requirements must be met in other areas, those courses must be taken as well to maintain eligibility.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 64 – 80 Hour Initial Training for Protective Service Officers

This course offers the Security Manual and Resource Tool (SMART Book) and hands-on requirement for Protective Service Officers working on a government contract. Students will learn a range of topics including:  requirements for working on government contracts, ethics and professionalism, communications, federal law, authority to detain, use of force, search/seizure, patrolling, report writing, response procedures, records and report forms, access control, handling special situations like Code ADAM, terrorism, natural disasters, civil disturbances, hostage situations and sabotage/espionage, etc. The student will also receive certified training in defensive tactics, expandable baton, handcuffing, OC spray, and First Aid/CPR/AED.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 8 Hour Supervisory Course

PREREQUISITE

Must be a current supervisor or moving into a supervisor position.

This is required training for all individuals in supervisory positions on government contracts. Supervisors or candidates will learn the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor on a government contract along with the contract requirements. Different methods and theories of supervision and how to be an effective leader will be covered in the course. Additionally, supervisors will learn about scheduling for a government contract, communication, discipline, and motivating their employees.

A written exam will be administered to assess level of classroom comprehension and students must meet the minimum of 80% accuracy to pass the course.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 40 Hour Initial Weapons (A-9) Course

This course is a weapons requirement for Protective Service Officers working on government contracts. Students will learn firearms maintenance, safety and handling, and become familiar with weapons they are to be assigned on contract and the A-9 ICE Qualification Course.

NOTE

  • Students must meet the minimum shooting requirements which is 185 or better half-way through the course and 200 or better on the last day of the course in order to successfully pass and receive an Exhibit for completion of the course.
  • This course does not include the fees for range or purchase of ammunition.
  • A-9 qualification must be done with an assigned weapon from an employer.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 8 Hour Weapons Refresher (A-9) Course

This course is an eight (8) hour weapons refresher course required for Protective Service Officers working on government contracts that fail their semi-annual qualification. This course is a mandatory requirement prior to attempting to re-qualify on the A-9 ICE Qualification Course.  Students will continue to demonstrate firearms safety, basic marksmanship and the step-by-step techniques for shooting the A-9 ICE Qualification Course.

NOTE

  • Student will receive an 8A Exhibit for successful completion of the course
  • This course does not include the fees for range or purchase of ammunition.
  • A-9 qualification must be done with an assigned weapon from an employer.
Inquire about our Department of Homeland Security Training Services!