Advanced Close Protection Training Course

Advanced Close Protection Course

This extensive 8-week training program will equip you with versatile skills to operate as a highly competent protection specialist in commercial close protection and private military industries within all-threat environments globally.

Advanced Close Protection Course


Above and Beyond

The Industry Benchmark

The most superior training

The syllabus is comprehensive to prepare you to work as an Executive Protection and PSD/PPD Protection Specialist. 

Skilled Instructors

Learning from the finest

The course is taught by extremely experienced instructors who are ex-special forces of military and police and with extensive first-hand experience in the private industry.

Scenario-Based Learning

No time wasting

You will undergo an extensive 56-day training program that covers a range of specialist subjects—including advanced shooting, advanced driving techniques, counter-surveillance, and hand-to-hand-combat; the training culminates in an extended exercise in which the participants must protect a Principal/VIP over 14 days.

Advanced Close Protection Course

Why Taking The Advanced Close Protection Course

Our 56-day training is beneficial for individuals and organizations who have a remit to protect people, assets, and an organization’s operations.

If you are looking for a first-rate training program for a protection specialist, our unrivaled 8-week Advanced Close Protection Training Program is designed to meet your needs and train you up to the highest standards in the present-day industry.

Constantly growing insecurity and instability in today's world impact people, governments, and businesses, causing constant demand for highly qualified bodyguards. Emerging trends and new technologies facilitate crime and nontraditional threats like terrorism and cybercrime, affecting the contemporary close protection industry. It has become more challenging protecting high-ranking individuals and their assets nowadays; it requires a novel approach and all-around skill set that can be achieved only by undergoing a specialist training program. As for the private sector, there is a lack of adequate training for personal security specialists. The vast majority of commercial training courses merely scratch the surface and are unfit for actual operations (i.e., they are focussed on traditional and old-fashioned bodyguarding). A good call would be attending one of the government training programs specialized in close protection; however, this option is out of reach for civilians and is not aligned with the corporate sector. Thus, Nemesis Protection Global LLC fills a need by offering the next best thing: the 8-week Advanced Close Protection Course based on government-level training adapted to operation procedures in the modern close protection industry.

Our company has adopted a training philosophy: train as you will operate, underpinning our training principles to provide a realistic, intensive, and efficient course for every one of you. You won't sit the entire day in the classroom or fire rounds into a static paper-target or practice outdated and never-tested techniques; you will be challenged in different ways—physically and mentally—to step out of your comfort zone and develop a problem-solving mindset: improvise, adapt, and overcome. 

The training course is available to corporations, governments, and private individuals. The syllabus can be tailored to your organization's requirements and delivered to your personnel at your location worldwide. The pricing of the bespoke training program depends on curriculum, duration, and location. Get in touch at for more info.



The course consists of the following core modules:

  1. Tactical Medicine;

  2. Surveillance, Investigations, and Intelligence in Close Protection;

  3. Executive Protection;

  4. Celebrity Protection (VIP Protection);

  5. Covert Protection/Protective Surveillance;

  6. Protective Driving/Tactical Driving;

  7. Hostile Environment Close Protection Ops (HECPO);

  8. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT);

  9. Vehicle Close Quarters Combat (CQC);

  10. Buildings Close Quarters Combat (CQC);

  11. Protective Security Detail (PSD) Leader;

  12. Tactical Knife Combat;

  13. Hand-2-Hand Combat;

  14. Advanced Force Protection in Hostile Environments (AFPHE);

  15. The final exercise: the 14-day Close Protection Operation.


By the end of this course, you will have been able to:

Training is demanding, focusing on unobtrusive protection and small teams: 3-person up to 4-person teams; there is a strong accent on fitness and armed/unarmed combat during training. You will practice a wide range of tactical procedures, including small-team tactics and lone-operator techniques. You'll be cross-trained to assume multiple roles—acting as a solo bodyguard (PPO), team leader, member of personal escort section (PES), security advance party (SAP), residential security team (RST), and counter assault team (CAT); you'll be able to maintain the safety of a Principal/VIP and his/her assets in diverse environments ranging from conflict zones to day-to-day operations.

  • Understand the modern close protection industry (job hunting, CV writing, job interviews, task planning, and dos & don'ts); develop business-like mindset (communicate with employers/clients, and administration/invoicing, etc.);  

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in all-threat environments;

  • Assign security measures correlating with a Principal's threat profile;

  • Plan, prepare, support, and lead all aspects of close protection;

  • Maintain the Principal's safety while on foot/mobile, at venues/events;

  • Provide close protection solo and in a team;

  • Deal with potential conflicts (internal/external) while providing close protection;

  • Liaise and communicate with the Principal and others;

  • Plan and organize international travel; conduct pre-trip threat assessments to reduce travel-specific risks;

  • Apply advanced close protection techniques and clandestine tactics such as covert protection/protective surveillance and protective intelligence to blend into any operational environment and protect the Principal inconspicuously and effectively;

  • Detect hostile surveillance and employ surveillance countermeasures (counter-surveillance, anti-surveillance, and technical surveillance counter-measures) and counter-intelligence to enhance personal and operational security, to preserve privacy, and to prevent espionage and information loss;

  • Perform vehicle, people, and site search for any bomb/IED/VBIED/eavesdropping devices;

  • Conduct route/venue reconnaissance to analyze and select the route to prevent road ambushes; 

  • Gather valuable information on threat actors, using all-source intelligence: OSINT, HUMINT, threat intelligence, and investigations—enabling collecting real-time intel on existing/emerging threats;

  • Understand, recognize, and decrease cybersecurity risks: threats on Social Media and the Internet, financial scams, reputation damage, privacy breach, and data leak;

  • Provide immediate emergency lifesaving first aid on the scene: in remote areas, under an attack, in a high-risk zone, while injured, and with scarce equipment/improvising;

  • Perform the emergency evacuation of an injured person from danger; transport the injured;

  • Maneuver vehicles in critical moments, and apply protective driving techniques (defensive, evasive, and anti-ambush driving) and advanced tactical driving drills: ramming, blocking left/right, high-speed pursuit, and hard-reverse turns;

  • Understand common methods of attacks; determine and respond to attacks;

  • Realize physiological aspects that occur under extreme stress;

  • Handle firearms safely, tactically, and concealed: pistols and rifles;

  • Grasp the fundamentals of marksmanship; use tactical weapon transition drills: primary and secondary weapons;

  • Fire weapons from various shooting positions (orthodox/unorthodox, standing, kneeling, prone, and strong/weak hand drills) under different conditions: against the time, limited-visibility/night, confined spaces, and stress drills;

  • Employ counter-ambush tactics and close-quarters combat techniques (vehicles and buildings) in immediate response to attacks: applying controlled violent actions;

  • Extract the Principal safely and rapidly;

  • Apply advanced CQC techniques: room-by-room clearing in a careful-hurry mode and combat speed shooting;

  • Rehearse tactical/fast magazine reloading techniques (primary/secondary weapons);

  • Operate coherently in small teams (two-man/three-man/four-man) and as a solo operator;

  • Shoot on the move and engage multiple targets;

  • Learn the principles and fundamentals of precision long-rifle/sniper marksmanship;

  • Form, use, and conceal improvised weapons;

  • Use unarmed combat techniques: hand-2-hand combat and tactical knife combat to protect the Principal;

  • Address conventional/unconventional threats;

  • Employ counter-explosive ambush and counter-sniper measures;

  • Apply anti-kidnapping and anti-hijacking techniques;

  • Plan captivity evasion and effective escape; survive in the wilderness, rural, and urban environments with scarce equipment;

  • Understand the principles of asymmetric warfare;

  • Apply anti-terrorism measures; address threats in a 360-degree environment.


What certificates are awarded?

  1. 560-hour Close Protection specialization: Executive Protection Specialist and PSD/PPD Protection Specialist (in-house certifications)

  2. Lifetime Access to our N-Protect forum

Q & A

How much does the course cost?

The 8-week Advanced CP training course costs €9.999; the price is all-inclusive—covering accommodation, food, training facilities, learning material, equipment, airport pick-up/drop-off, and in-house course certificates.

What are the entry requirements?

The course is open to everyone who meets the following prerequisites.

  • Have a good level of fitness and grasp of English;

  • Are minimum 18 years old;

  • Have a clean criminal record and driver's license;

  • Are in good medical, physical, and mental condition.

How to book the course?

If you are interested in attending the course, click on the Register Now; it will redirect you to the event page; fill in your details and pay a non-refundable deposit of €1000 required to secure your place.

Is there a guaranteed job placement after the course?

In short, no, there is not; it is not ethical nor professional to guarantee you a job after the course because of many reasons; for example, whether a candidate is fit for a position, it's impossible to know in advance. Besides, market demand and client preferences are constantly changing and are hard to predict; however, we are an operational company, and when an opportunity arises, we prefer our graduates above all others. We can only promise a high level of training and ongoing post-course support.

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Registered Offices:

Nemesis Protection Global LLC

8 The Green


Delaware 19901



Nemesis Protection Global LTD
20-22 Wenlock Road


N1 7GU

United Kingdom


Nemesis Protection

National Capital District

Port Moresby

Po Box 7165

Papua New Guinea


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