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The National Institute of Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Through Environmental design, also known as CPTED, is a strategy that brings together community members to examine how an area’s physical design can influence human behavior, reduce crime, fear of crime, and improve quality of life. CPTED uses various tools to evaluate environmental conditions and utilize intervention methods to improve space and how it is used. Whether it is new construction, existing construction, green space, schools, businesses, or neighborhoods, CPTED strategies have proven to be successful.

The NICP Is Now An AIA Continuing Education Training Provider

3 Ways to Earn Your Credential

Attend an in-person event, take our online course, or let us come to you!

In-Person Training

Attend in-person training

Online Training

Earn your credential through our online course

Custom Solutions

Our Instructor’s come to you

In-Person Training

Cities and Counties throughout the country are adopting CPTED ordinances requiring site plan reviews with crime prevention in mind. Law enforcement officers who are specially trained in CPTED are now working closely with Planners, Architects, City Officials, and Educators to ensure the proper design of structures, schools, and neighborhoods.

  • Earn your CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) certificate
  • Network with other CPTED Practitioners during the course
  • Engage in Hands-on activities are more dynamic and allow a more fluid exchange of ideas in an in-person setting
  • Work with various professionals in your field
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Online Training

We created an online educational platform to convert our hands on in-person training into online courses
  • Both the Basic CPTED and Advanced CPTED courses are available
  • Earn your CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential
  • Work at your own pace
  • Open to participants World Wide
  • No deadlines for completion
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Custom Solutions

At NICP, Inc. we understand the difficulty many organizations have in sending their personnel to distant locations for training. Many organizations cannot spare the personnel, needed travel time, and cost. That is why we provide CPTED training at your location. Our Instructors will travel to your location to conduct your CPTED training class.

  • Eliminate travel time and cost
  • Allows for a greater number of participants from your organization to attend
  • Create a standard of CPTED training for your organization
  • Match organizational needs to course materials
  • Build your CPTED team by including participants from multiple departments in one class
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