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Completion of this course will prepare you to advocate for security upgrades to your facility by providing you with the standards and resources you need to successfully plan and implement your upgrades. Moreover, the course will help you prepare for vulnerability assessments by showing you the various elements of a comprehensive security system thus allowing you to focus on finding and correcting vulnerabilities to your facility security. We will also show why identifying risks is the key to developing a robust security program. This course uses Unified Facility Criteria standards as the basis for the curriculum.


Course Highlights

  • Terrorist Tactics & Ideologies
  • Security Design Basics
  • Benefits of Risk Analysis
  • Security Planning
  • Benefits of Security Exercises & Drills
  • Vehicle Barrier Technologies
  • Secure Entry Control Points
  • Land & Waterside Perimeter Security Applications
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Understanding & Applying the DOD Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards
  • Blast Fundamentals (Blast Effects 101)
  • Protective Glazing Systems
  • Explosive Resistant Building Wall Systems
  • Blast Walls
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Cost-Effective Solutions
  • Integrating ATFP into Construction


Course Description

The course is presented by recognized experts in Physical Security, Anti-terrorism, and Terrorist Tactics with well over 50 years combined experience in the field of security and anti-terrorism.

With the increase in terrorist activities targeting US citizens and other US assets, security and engineering professionals must provide effective security protection against criminal and terrorist threats. Those involved in the design, engineering, and operation of critical facilities, be it government or private facilities, must have a fundamental understanding of the tactics deployed by criminal and terrorist threats and how to apply physical security, security operations, anti-terrorism into the design or upgrade of a facility.

The course uses the most current best practices and applies design criteria found in the UFC Security Engineering Series with emphasis on the latest version of UFC 01-010-01 “Minimum Anti-terrorism Standards for Buildings.” Students will understand the functions and limitations of physical security hardware and more importantly, how to apply the UFCs.

Each student will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of security design and the pre-design process where functional requirements are established and vulnerabilities identified. The course allows benchmarking with colleagues that have similar challenges and discusses possible solutions to general as well as specific issues. Each student should walk away with an increased level of knowledge about the UFC and proven best practices and how to apply this knowledge to their respective applications.

On the last day of the course, students will be broken out into teams that will perform a detailed case study that will challenge each student ensuring they understand what was presented in the course.


Target Audience

Government and Private Security Professionals, Engineers, Designers, Planners, and Architects responsible for the design, engineering, and protection of DOD and Federal facilities and personnel. State, local and tribal governments that wish to implement these security standards for critical infrastructure will find this course an outstanding learning opportunity.


Why Take the Course

Learn Physical Security and anti-terrorism best practices from recognized experts; be able to recognize what works and more importantly, what does not work; understand how criminals and terrorists operate, the tactics they deploy, and their ideologies; and learn how to apply the design standards and criterion found in the Security Engineering Series of the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).

This newly revised course emphasizes the interdisciplinary relationship between architects, engineers, facility managers, planners, and security personnel as they apply protective measures to mitigate criminal and terrorist threats to facilities in their plans for renovating old buildings or designing new ones.



Registration Deadlines

Online Registration Deadline: 72 hours prior to class start date

Late Registrations: We welcome late registrations including walk-ups, but cannot guarantee seat availability. To register within 72 hours of the class date, please call (425) 743-1282.

On-Site Training: This course is also available for on-site training for 5 or more employees. Please contact us for rates and availability.


Rates (3 Day Course)

Rate Early Bird Rate
Government $1480.00 $1350 if booked 30 days in advance
Corporate $1580.00 $1450 if booked 30 days in advance


Group Discounts: Group discounts (2 or more from same company). Please contact us for rates.

On-Site Training: Contact us at for rates and availability.

Payments: Full payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Payment Types Accepted: Credit Card, PO or Check: Payment information will be provided upon registration.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation: Refunds less a $50.00 cancellation fee will be given for requests received in writing more than 30 days in advance of the class start date. Cancellation requests received after this deadline are non-refundable.

Refunds: Applicable credit will be issued in the original payment method if requested within 60 days of payment received. Outside of 60 days, refunds will be provided by check.

Transfers: Transfers to another course are permitted if the request is received in writing to more than 30 days in advance of the class start date.

Substitutions: A substitute may attend the course in your place at no additional charge. Please submit updated registrant information at least 48 hours before the course begins.

NOTE: All classes are conditional on enrollment of a minimum of 10 registrants. Full refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation.