2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Threat Assessment and Management- Advanced Practice Certificate


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School: California School of Forensic Studies

Modality(ies): Online

Calendar(s): 8-week term

CIP Code: 42.2812

Program Description/Overview


The Violence and Safety Institute of the California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to providing PRACTICAL forensic education and training to a broad range of professionals, including law enforcement, security professionals, first responders, human resource professionals, mental health professionals, medical practitioners, and education professionals.

The Institute’s Advanced Practice Certificates cover diverse subject areas, yet share a single objective: To support participants to effectively assess and manage conflict and violence.

Students benefit from the partnerships CSFS has with various national and international agencies and organizations, including Forensic Linguistics Intelligence, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and ASIS International. Some courses and certificates are also eligible for continuing education (CE) credit through the American Psychological Association. 

Certificates are accepted for transfer credit toward concentration courses in CSFS’s Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science  or NA 2223 SUPP - Master of Science in Forensic Leadership and Administration  programs. This certificate provides a solid foundation in being able to examine risk factors and behavioral cues in the context of identifying and investigating an individual who may pose a threat to personal and organizational safety and of managing that threat. Designed for students interested in personal and organizational safety and security. Designed to enhance the knowledge base for students working in any industry or setting.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this certificate program must have successfully graduated from a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes/Goals


  1. Describe evidence-based approaches to identifying and managing threats.
  2. Explain proven tactics for mitigating violence in a variety of contexts, situations, and environments.
  3. Apply evidence-based crisis management interventions to prevent, investigate, and mitigate violence.

Professional Behavior Expectations/Ethical Guidelines


Respectful Speech and Actions: As an institution of higher education, the University has the obligation to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of bias and to provide an equal educational opportunity. Professional codes of ethics and the academic code shall be the guiding principles in dealing with speech or actions that, when considered objectively, are abusive and insulting.

Professional Behavior: This program is a graduate-level professional program, and each member of the program, both students and faculty, are expected to engage in professional behavior and conduct. Students should always display empathy, self-control, friendliness, generosity, cooperation, helpfulness, and respect in all of their interactions with other students, staff, and faculty. Students will strive to exemplify professional behavior in all aspects of their participation in this program, to be on time in all engagements, to thoughtfully and diligently complete activities and assignments, and to treat all other program members with respect and dignity.

Credit Units


Total Credit Units: 9

Total Core Credit Units: 9

Total Elective Credit Units: N/A

Total Concentration Credit Units: N/A

Curriculum Plan


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