Close Protection Operative (CPO) Course - Alfa Metal training center

Close Protection Operative (CPO)

Training of Close Protection Operatives is among one of the most enduring, complex and hard on the body and mind courses you can come across, while working in the field of security.

Professional Close Protection Operatives can be described as highly intelligent individuals in possesion of critical qualities. Great attention to detail, superior planinng abilities, skills to analyze and observe, while maintaining constant state of vigilance. Also mandatory qualities are corteous but firm attitude with people; good physical shape; profficient skills with different firearm systems.  

ICSTPS Alfa Metal Close Protection Operative (CPO) course will provide the necessary training for the students, so they are able to complete a vast variety of tasks, inlcuding but not limited to route planning; reconnaissance tactics; observation and surveilance; close distance shooting techniques; physically managing the the VIP during attack and others.

Live scenarios to check students preparedness are also included in the training program.


28 March - 6 April, 2022
21 May - 30 May, 2022
10 August - 19 August, 2022
19 November - 28 November, 2022

Course duration & Methods

10 Days | Theory & Practice drills

Topics covered

  • Legal conditions
  • Concepts of executive protection
  • Roles & responsibilities of the CPO
  • Roles & Responsibilities of the members of the CPO team
  • Mission planning
  • Dress code & Etiquette
  • Mission Risk & Threat assessment
  • Surveillance information
  • Operational planning
  • Motorcade operations
  • Walking protection formations
  • Locating CCTV
  • Protective walking
  • Standard/Non-standard defensive techniques in and around vehicle
  • Standard/Non-standard evacuation techniques
  • Physical management of the VIP
  • Single CPO defense tactics
  • VIP Team defense tactics
  • Shooting tactics for close and long distance targets
  • Team leader – roles & responsibilities
  • Team radio communication procedures
  • Securing the VIP ( in office/hotel/other location)
  • Preventive defense tactics
  • Emergency medical care
  • Tactical scenarios and training
  • Real-life situation scenario – reaction check by simulation attack
  • Discussion and recommendations for improvement
  • Low light / No light shooting
  • Weapon maintenance and cleaning

Training facilities

Weapons used

Ammunition per student

  • According to training program requirements

Group required for course

Min 5 students

Prerequisite skills

Intermediate competency level in tactics and use of weapons required


  • Professional qualification “Security Officer”
  • Vocational training – “ Practical Shooting”
  • Europass Supplement
  • FPOS

Note: Alfa-Metal issued certificates are recognized worldwide by all reputable organisations and professionals in the security sector.

Own equipment

Student to bring:

  • Suitable clothing depending on season
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Tactical belt
  • Holster
  • Safety Goggles
  • Track suit/Sports clothing

Price and terms

  • € 1878.00 per student
  • 30% Deposit required upon enlisting

  • Catering and accomodation is not included
  • Payment method: Bank transfer


28 March - 6 April, 2022
21 May - 30 May, 2022
10 August - 19 August, 2022
19 November - 28 November, 2022

If you require us to conduct training in your country, get in touch with us.

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