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CPTED Specialized Topics – CPTED Communities

$325

This CPTED Specialized Topics course demonstrates how placemaking, tactical urbanism, and CPTED design guidelines can create great communities. This Specialized Topics course can be used to renew the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD).

  • All course curriculum must be completed and section quizzes passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • This CPTED Specialized Topics course includes 1 graded hands-on activity.
  • This CPTED Specialized Topics course concludes with a final exam – a minimum score of 80% is required to pass the course.

Training On Your Schedule

The online Basic CPTED Course is on demand, go at your own pace, & there is no deadline for completion.

Internationally Recognized

All of the NICP’s CPTED courses are open to participants worldwide and provides the opportunity to earn our CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). The CPD is recognized internationally and currently there are CPTED Professional Designation holders on six continents. Looking forward to adding Antarctica to the list!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format for the online CPTED courses?

The courses are on-demand, self-paced, and access to the course material never expires.

The course information is presented in a presentation format with audio to provide greater detail. There are some short videos that illustrate the material presented in each module. Throughout the modules there will be short 5 questions quizzes after each topic is completed. There are three graded projects included in the course. At the conclusion of the course there is a 50 question final exam.

How is the graded field assessment assignment managed from a distance?

You will locate a site within your community and have it approved by the NICP. Once the site has been approved, you will visit the site and conduct a CPTED Field Assessment.  You are provided with a CPTED Field Assessment form for conducting the CPTED site assessment. Next, you will put together a presentation of your findings and recommendations following the presentation rubric provided. While visiting the site you will need to take pictures, conduct user interviews, and talk with a property stakeholder about issues being experienced at the site. You will also be required to collect demographics and crime data for the site.

What is the difference between the online and in-person courses?

The online courses are based on the NICP in-person 5 Day (40 Hour) Basic CPTED course and 3 Day (24 Hour) Advanced CPTED course.  The online courses follow the same agenda, curriculum, include three graded assignments/course and a final exam just like the in-person courses.

Online courses in a group vs. individually?

The online courses are designed to be done individually, the assignments are to be done independently, and the work submitted should be unique for each student.

What to expect once you submit an online assignment?

Assignments are graded by NICP instructors, M-F, during regular business hours. We have instructors based on the East and West Coasts.  Depending on which instructors are grading assignments each day and their location, the grading windows can vary.  When a student submits an assignment on the online platform it is put in the grading queue and the assignments are graded in order of submission.  Depending what time of day, the assignment is submitted it will either be graded that day or the next day.

Why can’t I move forward in the online course after submitting an assignment?

Once a student submits an assignment they can’t proceed to the next lesson until the assignment is graded and approved. If the assignment is approved, the student will receive a notification from the instructor which will include feedback on their submission.  If the assignment is rejected, the student will receive a personalized email from the instructor letting them know what needs to be corrected before the assignment is resubmitted.

Why can’t I move forward in the online course after submitting an assignment?

Once a student submits an assignment they can’t proceed to the next lesson until the assignment is graded and approved. If the assignment is approved, the student will receive a notification from the instructor which will include feedback on their submission.  If the assignment is rejected, the student will receive a personalized email from the instructor letting them know what needs to be corrected before the assignment is resubmitted.

Can the online Basic or Advanced CPTED courses be completed in the same 5- or 3-day time as the in-person classes?

In the online format it would not be possible for a student to complete the courses in the same 5 day and 3-day time periods done in the in-person classes.  The advantage of the online courses is the flexibility to go at your own pace, while one of the advantages for in-person classes is the dedicated time for completing the courses.

How are certificates issued?

All NICP CPTED course certificates are issued through the digital certificate platform, Accredible. Once you have completed an NICP CPTED course you will receive an email with a link to your certificate dashboard.  The NICP uses the email provided to register for your online courses or provided when you registered in person using the QR code.  If the email isn’t in your inbox, please check your spam folder.  If you still can’t locate the email, it may have been blocked by your organization’s firewall.  In this case, we will need to send the email link to your personal email address.

Course Instructor

Art Hushen

President & Head Instructor

Art Hushen is the President/Owner of the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP, Inc.), a global training and consulting company specializing in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. (CPTED) The NICP maintains the nationally recognized CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program.

Prior to the creation of NICP, Inc., Art was assigned to the Tampa Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau / CPTED Section where he was instrumental in the creation of the Department’s CPTED Unit and Tampa’s first CPTED Ordinance for the Westshore Business District, which is the largest Business District in Florida. He implemented the CPTED review process for the Tampa Parks Department Greenways and Trails Master Plan. He worked with the Tampa Housing Authority on their Hope VI program and was part of the task force implementing design guidelines.

 

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Course Curriculum

Welcome to CPTED Specialized Topics Course - CPTED Communities

  • Welcome to the NICP’s CPTED Specialized Topics – CPTED Communities

  • CPTED Communities Course Agenda

  • How to Navigate This Course

  • CPTED Specialized Topics Course Survey

  • Important Technical Information About the Online Courses

  • Assignment Information

  • CPTED Library

  • CPTED Specialized Topics Course – CPTED Communities Manual

  • CPTED Communities Module Quiz & Final Exam Review – PDF Version

  • CPTED Communities Module Quiz & Final Exam Review – Word Version

Module 1 CPTED Communities and Placemaking

  • Introduction to CPTED, Placemaking, Tactical Urbanism, and Design Guidelines

  • “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” William Whyte

  • Creating Community Places

  • Principles of Placemaking

  • Module 1 CPTED Communities and Placemaking Quiz

Module 2 CPTED Communities and Tactical Urbanism

  • What is Tactical Urbanism?

  • Transform Your City With Tactical Urbanism

  • Tactical Urbanism Examples

  • The Renaissance of Seattle’s Alleys

  • Module 2 CPTED Communities and Tactical Urbanism Quiz

Module 3 CPTED Applications and Examples

  • Applying CPTED Concepts

  • CPTED Communities Project

Module 4 CPTED, Design Guidelines, and Urban Design.

  • What are Design Guidelines and Urban Design?

  • What is Urban Design?

  • CPTED and Design Guidelines – Examples

  • Module 4 CPTED, Design Guidelines, and Urban Design Quiz

CPTED Communities Final Exam

  • Certificate Information

  • The US CPTED Association

  • Specialized Topic – CPTED Communities Final Exam