BTP Course Brochure 2023
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ISA Academy’s Close Protection Training Course is designed to ensure that the basic knowledge and skills are developed, that will enable each operative to effectively discharge their complex responsibilities, corresponding to the standards of international Diplomatic Security Services. The “BTP Course” provides an intensive instruction for attendees at the ISA Academy®. We are looking for people with the right attitude.
Our chief instructor, having more than 35 years of personal hands-on experience in executive security, is RSDF trained and served as commissioned officer at several elite regiments. After a career in the army, with honorable discharge, (including five tours of duty at the Royal Castle, as chief of the quick response unit), he has spent the past years as operational EC at International Security Agency. During this time, he has participated in multiple CP, Surveillance and Counter Terrorism Programs around the world.
Our training facilities are administrated by the ISA Academy®. The “BTP Course” was originally designed for International Security Agency trainees only, but to the great demand we decided to open the academy to the public in 1995.
As you can see from our course description, we offer one of the most comprehensive Close Protection Training Courses open to the public today. Our small class size ensures individual attention from instructors so that you can achieve outstanding training results in a reasonable time frame spent on site.
Your training will be spent practicing and studying a wide variety of tactical, protective and security related topics. The ISA Academy® curriculum also includes intensive training in defensive tactics, practical exercises and the use of firearms. Several tests will be administrated in all areas to monitor the progress of each attendee.
The ISA Academy’s “BTP Course” is recognized as one of the finest and most respected training courses in the world today, and is often attended by police officers, law enforcement and UN security personnel from all over the world.
ISA Academy® also offers “Contract Training Programs” (CTP), for government, UN, larger corporate and organizational customers. These tailor-made training courses are uniquely designed for each customer and their specific work environment. “CTP courses” are arranged by appointment only, all year around.
No matter what your reasons may be for attending one of our courses, or what previous experience you may have, you will receive one of the most authentic and up to date Executive Protection Training Programs available on the market today.
All BTP Close Protection Training Courses offered worldwide (EU, USA and Asia) are inclusive of accommodations and all related training equipment. Dates and locations of the annually scheduled BTP courses are available on page 5 in this brochure.
Both male and female applicants are welcome to join the BTP Close Protection Training Course at the ISA Academy®. Applicants must however be of legal age, in good health and have a sufficient ability to speak, read and communicate in English.
Prior experience in the field of close protection or security is recommended yet not required. Applicants should, however, be aware of the BTP Close Protection Training Course is demanding both mentally and physically.
Individuals with conviction of a criminal offence or the use of illegal drugs will not be accepted to the academy.
The BTP Close Protection Training Program is intended to fully qualify operatives for armed and unarmed protection assignments in such countries where it is applicable.
Attendees are evaluated from their practical and theoretical skills during the Training Program. Attendees will also have to pass a written examination at the final day of the course.
Attendees achieving B/4 level or above, will be able to work at the highest levels of security in the field of close protection.
Available BTP training dates for your region are listed on the application form at page 5 of this brochure. The dates listed, refer to the starting date of the practical section of the training in your area. The payment plan for attendance on the BTP Close Protection Training Program is outlined at page 4, under “TUITION”, in this brochure.
Applicants to the BTP Close Protection Training Course should use the enrollment form on page 5 in this brochure and submit the completed form to ISA Academy®
These distinguished government authorities, UN organizations and commercial companies have contracted ISA Academy® as provider of professional training services and know-how to their operational divisions:
NSW Police Service
UN Mission In Congo (MONUC)
UN Close Protection Unit
UN Special Extraction Teams
World Food Programme UNWFP
Envisage Security Agency Inc
Government of Masbate
Singapore Police Force
Gurkha Special Action Group
Special Police (SPEAR)
Singapore Armed Forces Commandos HQ
Singapore Ministry of Defence
MinDef Security Branch
National Police Academy
Security Driving Sweden AB
Int. Security Institute of Studies
Falcon Team Security
US Department of Defense
US Department of Justice – ATF
Camden Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
Camden Co. Park Police
American Detective Agency
Lion Investigation Academy
American Detective Systems
Applicants to the BTP Close Protection Training Course should complete this application form and submit it online. Joining instructions will be issued upon receipt. Training manual, free accommodation, and all other required training equipment are included in the course fee. The tuition of the BTP Close Protection Protection Course is listed at respective course location below. A 10% deposit will be required to confirm the enrollment!