Executive Protection Training

The Close Protection Training Course is a 28 day intensive training program for the person who is seeking a career as an executive protection operative 

Close Protection Training

TSU has a reputation for delivering a close protection security training service of the highest standard.

Purpose of the Program:

Since March 2006, it has been mandatory to have a license in order to work in Close Protection operations. This can be obtained by successfully passing an approved course which meets the requirements of SASSETA and PSiRA. The TSU Executive Protection Course carries an International Qualification. Thus meeting the requirements established and recognized by SASSETA. TSU Executive Protection adhere to all minimum requirements and go way above and beyond to provide arguably the most advanced Close Protection course available today.  The 28 Day Course (Excluding Sundays) consists of the following:

Program Details:

The following outcomes are covered during this intensive physical and mentally demanding course:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Use of close protection vehicle techniques
  • Venue based security
  • Close protection teamwork
  • Managing threats and risk assessment
  • Operational planning
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Conflict management skills
  • The role and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Law and legislation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Medical emergency and trauma training
  • Foot techniques associated with close protection
  • Route selection
  • Searching of vehicle and venues
  • Incidents and dilemmas
  • Anti and counter surveillance
  • Close quarter combat
  • Weapon disarming

 SASSETA Unit Standards Associated With The Cpo Qualification:

Provide Static Protection to Designated Persons U/S 244317;

  • Provide Close Protection to Designated Persons whilst in Transit U/S 244319;
  • Provide Pedestrian Escort to Designated Persons within a Close Protection Environment U/S 244327;
  • Compile a Threat and Risk Assessment for a Close Protection Operation U/S 244330;
  • Provide Close Protection to a Designated Person whilst Embus and Debus U/S 244334;
  • Explain the requirements of becoming a security service provider U/S 246694;
  • Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques U/S 120486.

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  • Apply Advanced Driving Skills
  • Defensive Driving
  • Offensive Driving
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Maintenance of Vehicles


  • Provide first aid as an Advance First Responder Unit Standard (U/S 376480) SASSETA
  • Level 3 Medical (Dept. Of Labour)

Firearms Competency (Unit Standards):

  • Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000 (U/S 117705)
  • Handle and Use of a Handgun (U/S 119649)
  • Handle and Use of a Handgun for Business Purposes (U/S 123515)
  • Apply tactical Knowledge in the use of a firearm (U/S 123510)

Physical Fitness and Unarmed Combat:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Edged weapon defence
  • Movement and Punches
  • Restraining Techniques
  • Unarmed combat defensive techniques
  • Striking techniques
  • Clinch work, locks and take downs
  • Multiple attacker skills
  • Cuffing and restraining application

Entry Requirements:

  • Driver’s License
  • Preferable tactical experience
  • Exceptional weapon handling skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of medical terminologies

Assessment Method:

  • Written formative and summative assessments
  • The completion of assignments
  • Evaluation of theoretical planned CPO operations
  • Practical execution of a planned CPO operation
  • Demonstrate immediate action drills associated with CPO operations
  • Medical and practical exams
  • Practical driving evaluations

Course Duration:

28 Days (excluding Sundays & Public Holidays)