Certificate in European Close Protection Officer (E.C.P.O)

The Security Institute of Ireland are pleased to announce a new course now available in partnership with S.M.A.T. Training.

Now available in Italy, Ireland and France, the European Close Protection Officer (ECPO) course offers for the first time, international certification. Delivered by S.M.A.T Training, this course has been developed to meet the needs of those seeking a career in the private security industry.

The CPO is traditionally known as a Bodyguard, working as part of a team or with full autonomy as required. Taking responsibility for ensuring the protection of people during professional or private trips, while remaining compliant with the law. The CPO is capable of securing and intervening the protect the person(s).

The CPO is a privileged interlocutor and a “facilitator” of life for the people to be protected and their entourage, always being discrete.

Successful completion leads to the first European CPO Certificate, awarded by The Security Institute of Ireland. As this is a Europe wide qualification, the programme outcomes are designed to be equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework.

More information can be found on our website and by contacting S.M.A.T. Training at secretariat@smat-training.com