The Situation Awareness Specialist® (SAS) professional certificate program

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 The Situation Awareness Specialist® (SAS) professional certificate program is designed to educate an individual in the discipline of situational awareness, thereby creating a   security awareness practitioner capable of understanding and dealing with the dynamics of random and potentially threatening events. 

 SAS certification programs are not just for the security industry. Situational awareness is a craft that can be effectively utilized by individuals in     business,government, and community organizations.

    The Situation Awareness Specialist® Professional Certificate Programs consist of:
    • Situation Awareness Specialist® - General Practitioner (SAS) 
    • Situation Awareness Specialist® - Advanced Practitioner (SAS-AP) 

 Our program is a well-rounded introduction to the craft of situational awareness.  The course looks at situational awareness from both an internal and external perspective. 
 The goals of the program are many and speak to many competencies including but not limited to:  decision making and judgement, social competence, adaptability, emotional   regulation and stress tolerance, as well as conscientiousness.  
 We define judgement as the ability to make careful decisions and the capacity to come to practical conclusions.  Decision making involves drawing on all the information   sources available and choosing a sensible course of action – decisions can be made through an intuitive or reasoned process (or a combination of the two).   The SAS course   provides an actionable framework and set of tools that provide the student with critical information to assess a variety of fluid situations and make appropriate and sensible   decisions based on sound judgment.   
 With regard to social competence, our SAS course teaches the student the importance of possessing the ability to take another's perspective concerning a given situation, learn   from past experiences, and apply that learning to changes in social interactions (cultural competence).   
 The most basic definition of situational awareness is “being mindful” of your environment. Situational awareness is all about adaptability and the capacity to make appropriate
 responses to changed or changing situations as well as the ability to modify and/or adjust behavior in different circumstances or when engaging different people.  
 Emotional regulation and stress tolerance are very important to ensure enhanced longterm wellbeing, improved performance at work, strong personal relationships, and to
 ensure good judgement and healthy decision making.  This situational awareness course courses stresses the importance of mindset - a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that
 determines one’s behavior, outlook and mental attitude. 
 This mindset allows the student to effectively focus on and react to potentially life-threatening events.  Students are better able to make peace with their decisions and the   possible consequences of their actions. In essence, mindset determines how we see the world, what we are willing to do, and how we will live with our actions.  This mindset is   very conducive to improving emotional regulation and stress tolerance. 
 A fundamental tenant of situational awareness is conscientiousness – we define it as the ability to be careful, diligent and to take our obligations to others seriously. 
 This course teaches students to approach all societal interactions in an efficient and organized fashion. This course is intended to give the student confidence in their ability to reach their goals and be   successful.  

 Situation Awareness Specialist® Program Outline 

• Definition - Situational Awareness
• Mindset Change
• Vulnerable vs Capable
• Psychology of Being Aware
• Observation (Awareness) 
• Behavioral Analysis
• Improving Observation (Awareness) Skills
• Practical Travel Planning 

• Definition
• Common Threats
• Emergency Action Planning
• The Human Threat: Human Violence
• Understanding the Criminal Threat
• Street Crime
• Criminal Characteristics
• Criminal Behavior
• Pre-Incident Indicators (PII)  

• Victim Selection and Characteristics
• The Grayson/Stein Study
• Avoiding Victim Selection
• Physiological and Psychological Responses to Sudden Perceived Threat
• Maintaining Control
• Strategic Thinking
• Tactical Contingency Planning 

• Gray Man Theory
• Tactical Concepts
• Tactical Considerations in the Environment
• Tactical Reaction
• Applying the Strategies 

• Understanding Basic Terrorist Threat Characteristics
• Terrorist Specifics
• Reaction Summary 

Areas where a Situation Awareness Specialist® can be effective:

  BUSINESS SECTOR: Business Owners and Staff Members , Entertainment and Shopping Business Operators , Hotel Operators, Theme Park Managers, and Staff ,   Security Managers and   Practitioners

  INDUSTRIAL: Factory Managers and Security Leaders  , Industrial Production Yard Managers  , ​Large Construction Site Managers , Railroad Yard Leadership / Security Managers

   GOVERNMENT SECTOR: Facility Managers and Staff , ​Security Officials , School Administrators , Public Domain Officials

   TRANSPORTATION SECTOR (Specialized Certificate SAS-T): Airport Managers and Officials, Aviation Security Professionals, Airline and AVSEC Staff , Rail Station Managers and Officials

     Cruise Port Officials, Port Security, Ship Personnel

    COMMUNITY & SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS: Event Planners and Organizers , Venue and Arena Management , Non-Profit Location Leaders and Staff

    HEALTHCARE:Hospital Management and Department Heads  , Hospital Security Managers and Officers  , Nursing Home Operators, Management and Staff

 • Private Investigators
 • Surveillance Operatives
 • Protection Agents
 • Security Officers 
 • Law Enforcement 

                                                                                                Student Learning Outcomes.
  Program Objectives / Learning Outcomes 
 • Provide students an initiation into the craft known as situational awareness, covering topics , necessary to prepare for and carry out the discipline independently. 
 • Terminal Objectives
  •   Learn and describe the definitions and basic concepts of situational awareness, including mindset, human aggression, observation, alertness, practical planning, and be able to implement a personal operations plan. 
  • Learn and describe the definitions and basic concepts of situation dynamics, including travel,active anomalies, and maintaining control and be able to operate in the field with added alertness. 
  • Learn and describe the definitions and basic concepts of becoming a situational awareness practitioner, including vulnerability and formidability, gray-man theory, day-to-day preparation, the human senses, behavioral anomalies, and using angles enabling student to conduct day to day business and operations with elevated alertness. 
  •  Learn and describe the definitions and basic concepts of terrorism, including motivation,targets, methodology, and mitigation. 
 • Practical Objectives
  • Enable a mindset change.
  •  Become a practitioner of the craft able to perform with elevated situational awareness.
  • Become an asset to self and those around us by being able to implement service with emotional regulation and stress tolerance.


  • Course Requirements (Live Classroom Version)

  - Classroom, or similar facility, with capacity to seat up to 30 students including tables and chairs. Internet connection with computer. Video screen with speakers.Break area and toilet/washroom facilities.

  • Course Requirements (Live Online Version) 

  - Internet connection with computer and sound capability

  •   Course Structure

   This course consists of 4 hours of in-classroom lecture, interactive discussion, and a written test. 

  •   Method of Delivery:

  The professional delivery of this curriculum will include the following delivery methods: 
 • Students will receive live instruction provided by an Arcuri Group LLC expert instructor, and accompanied by Power Point Presentation, visual aids, practical demonstrations, and
   interactive group discussion.  

  • Students will participate in discussions that underscore the program objectives and demonstrate situational awareness component foundations. 
  • Students will complete a final exam from a bank of questions derived from the curriculum material. 

  Program Schedule: 
  4.5 hours classroom instruction in lecture form blended with individual and group participation activities and discussion. Integrated breaks and a final exam are included.
  Course Assessment 
              Percentage                       Description 
                   15                               Participation 
                   85                               Multiple Choice Final Exam (75% or Higher Score Requirement) 
                  100                              Total Points Possible 

  Course Policies:
  Attend Class  : All Students are expected to attend all blocks of instruction.
  Participate and Communicate : This course requires active participation by all members through interactive discussion, classroom activities and through course examination and feedback.
  Incomplete Policy : Students must complete the entire training course and successfully complete the final exam. if the student cannot, certification will not occur.
  Commit to Professionalism : As a student in this course, you are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, ethics, and commitment to active learning and participation. 



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