Situational Awareness Specialist Certification Course

Preparing People for Everyday Threats

The Situation Awareness Specialist® (SAS) professional certificate training program was designed to educate an individual in the craft of situational awareness - to help build and enhance the capacity to better understand and deal with the dynamics of random and potentially threatening events.  

Course Syllabus

MODULE 1: INTRO TO SITUATIONAL AWARENESS CRAFT

(1 Hour) • Definition - Situational Awareness • Mindset Change • Vulnerable vs Capable • Psychology of Being Aware • Observation (Awareness) • Behavioral Analysis • Improving Observation (Awareness) Skills • Practical Travel Planning

MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING THREATS

(1 Hour) • Definition • Common Threats • Emergency Action Planning • The Human Threat: Human Violence • Understanding the Criminal Threat • Street Crime • Criminal Characteristics • Criminal Behavior • Pre-Incident Indicators (PII)

MODULE 3: CRIMINAL CHARACTERISTICS

(1 Hour) • Victim Selection and Characteristics • The Grayson/Stein Study • Avoiding Victim Selection • Physiological and Psychological Responses to Sudden Perceived Threat • Maintaining Control • Strategic Thinking • Tactical Contingency Planning

MODULE 4: BECOMING A PRACTITIONER

(.5 Hour) • Gray Man Theory • Tactical Concepts • Tactical Considerations in the Environment • Tactical Reaction • Applying the Strategies

MODULE 5: REACTING TO A TERRORIST THREAT

(.5 Hour) • Understanding Basic Terrorist Threat Characteristics • Terrorist Specifics • Reaction Summary

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