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Training Partners

Columbia Southern University

Columbia South UniversityBecause CSU cares about giving people the tools they need to build a better life, a 10% tuition discount is offered to National Sheriffs' Association members, their spouses and children. Click here for more info.


Online Certificate Programs & Courses

Certification in Court Security Operations
Jail Operations Classes
Free Homeland Security Training
Associates, Bachelors and Master Degree Programs


U.S. Marshals Training Opportunities

Court Security Seminar Training Program

The USMS has developed the Court Security Seminar (CSS), a comprehensive program for non-Federal law enforcement officials.  The program is five days in length, which includes approximately forty hours of academic instruction and demonstrations.

Fugitive Investigators Training Program

This program is designed for the warrant supervisor, fugitive investigator, task force officer and instructor. The purpose of the program is to provide instruction, which will enable them to identify and implement elements necessary for conducting safe and effective fugitive apprehension operations.


National Domestic Preparedness Coalition

National Domestic Preparedness CoalitionNSA is proud to be a training partner with the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition. In recognition of our partnership, the Coalition is offering their Membership at  "NO COST" to All National Sheriffs' Association Members.To become a member and take advantage of a wide variety of resources, please visit their website, WWW.NDPCI.US. Be sure to indicate NSA in the referred by section.

The National Domestic Preparedness Coalition is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, established to help our Nation's Emergency Responders, from both the public and private sector, to prevent, prepare for and protect their communities from all hazards, including natural disasters and terrorism, by providing the highest quality training and programs. 

The Coalition strives to leverage partnerships and participation by those on the frontlines who know best how to address their local homeland security needs. 

The Coalition was conceived by Sheriffs and Deputies and is honored to work with the National Sheriff's Association (NSA) , the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) and more than 600 State, County, Local and Tribal Agencies, as well as private sector security since 2003. 

As proud members of the Law Enforcement community,  we strive to provide professional services to responders that exceed your expectations. We utilize current and retired law enforcement and emergency responders to develop and provide our training programs and conduct assessments to ensure the integrity of our programs.


NDPCI Training

Operational Value of Threat, Risk, & Vulnerability Assessment Course (OpValTRVA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security MGT-336

OpValTRVA training will assist homeland security professionals, from all emergency response disciplines, and the private sector, to understand and use operationally, information gathered in various threat, risk, and vulnerability assessment methodologies. 

There is NO COST for this Training, seating is limited. 

For course dates, locations, and additional information, please visit: WWW.NDPCI.US and click on OpVALTRVA Courses 

Participants Receive: 

  • Participant Manual
  • Web based Post Course Resource Site
  • Resource CD
  • 2.4 CEU Credits from George Mason University


Comprehensive Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assesment Course

Homeland Security Comprehensive Assesment Model® (HLS-CAM™)

Featured in the DHS Commercial Equpiment Direct Assistance Catalog (CEDAP)

The HLS-CAM™ is a comprehensive threat, risk, and vulnerability assessment methodology that defines a community, evaluates its strengths and weaknesses, identifies critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR), identifies the threats to the community, prioritizes (CI/KR) and provides a comprehensive vulnerability assessment to assess facilities, infrastructure and events. The HLS-CAM™ was the first methodology of its kind, integrating assessments and prioritizing the order in which critical facilities and infrastructure were assessed.

To Attend, Please Contact: Mark Starring at or call 401-294-2300

To Reserve Your Seat, or for HLS-CAM dates, locations, and additional information, please visit:  WWW.NDPCI.US.


American Military University

NSA has partnered with AMU to provide online educational options at the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels to help you better respond to today’s challenges.