The Only Advanced Safety Education Training Program with an Accredited CEU
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Setting the New Standard
Evidence based and incorporates real world lessons learned from past events
Curriculum mapped to ensure maximum information retention
A fully accredited Continuing Education Unit from North Carolina State University
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Our search for a training partner led us to SSI Guardian, they have set the new standard with their Ph.D.-authored, evidence-based curriculum, professional instruction model and curriculum mapping. The professional qualifications of their instructors clearly make the program stand out from others. Premier credentialed and specialized security experts, paired with academics, ensure educational integrity. The training’s content has been reviewed and approved by the NC State University Police Department.
– Chip Futrell, Director of Continuing and Professional Education
What is a CEU and is it important?
CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A continuing education unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs, particularly those required in a licensed profession, for the professional to maintain the license. Examples of people who need CEUs include teachers, school administrators, architects, emergency management professionals, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, and social workers. Generally, a CEU is defined as ten hours of participation in a recognized continuing education program, with qualified instruction and sponsorship. CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards. The records also provide employers with information on training pertinent to particular occupations. SSI Guardian is the ONLY Advanced Active Shooter Training program offering an accredited CEU.
Are all CEUs equal?
No they are not. Many companies offer “CEU’s” in a variety of courses outside of active shooter upon completion of their program. Unfortunately, their “CEU’s” are either self-issued or from a fee for certification company. In either case, because they have not adhered to national accreditation standards, there is sometimes a distrust of the value of such CEU’s and an employer or other organization must decide on an individual basis whether to honor them. In contrast, SSI Guardian CEU’s are issued via certified transcript by North Carolina State University, a fully accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate levels. This accreditation provides public assurance that SSI Guardian instruction meets the highest academic standards in both curriculum and instruction. SSI Guardian is the ONLY Advanced Active Shooter Training program offering an accredited CEU.