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The NICP CPTED Professional Designation Certification

Recognition, Credibility, Opportunity

Earning the NICP CPTED Professional Designation Certification is confirmation that you have developed expertise in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles, skills, and applications essential for creating safer, healthier, and more sustainable human environments.  It demonstrates your commitment to professional development,  better design, and participating in a network of professionals that include community engagement and safety as part of their vision.

How to Earn Your CPD Certification?

The NICP’s Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designation (CPD) certification is available to those who successfully complete 64 hours of Basic and Advanced CPTED training within 2 consecutive years through the NICP. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and provide the skills necessary to deliver comprehensive CPTED design recommendation, create corporate and community CPTED programs, and conduct assessments and make recommendations to governments and private sector groups. To earn you CPD follow these steps!

STEP 1

Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course

(40 Hour Course) teaches the student how the proper design and effective use of the built and social environment can create a more productive use of space and a reduction of crime. The course incorporates plan review, report writing, presentation skills, lighting, planning & zoning, and behavioral management. Students will complete three graded hands-on application activities including conducting a CPTED field assessment and creating a presentation of findings and recommendations. This course concludes with the first of two exams needed to earn the CPD certification.

STEP 2

Advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course

(24 Hour Course) focuses on specialized topics such as parks, public art, schools, terror mitigation, site plan reviews, and color & human behavior – all utilizing CPTED concepts and strategies. Students will complete three graded hands-on application activities including a comprehensive CPTED design review and creating a presentation with design recommendations. This course concludes with the second of two exams needed to earn the CPD certification.

STEP 3

Renew every 4 years 

To maintain your CPD, complete any NICP 2 Day (16 Hour) CPTED specialized topics course every 4 years to renew your certification. This step is crucial in keeping your skills razor-sharp and staying abreast of the latest advancements in CPTED and maintaining your certification.

The initial NICP CPTED Professional Designation is valid for a period of four years and can be renewed by completing 16 Hours of NICP CPTED CEUs.  The NICP will maintain a national database for those participants that earn the CPD. Those participants that are interested can be included in a searchable database for organizations, agencies, or companies searching for CPTED professionals.

The Personal Value of the NICP CPD Certification

  • Professional Achievement & Person Growth
  • Validating your CPTED expertise
  • Elevating your status in the CPTED community
  • Gaining a competitive edge in your field
  • Learning the language of other design and security professionals

Value of the NICP CPD Certification to your Employer

  • Separate your company from others in the design and security industry
  • Elevate your organization’s reputation, credibility, and skills
  • Demonstrates your company’s adherence to best practices
  • Promote professional development of critical knowledge, skills, and applications of CPTED
  • Build a dedicated CPTED team committed to creating safer, healthier, and more sustainable human environments

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

CPTED stands for the NICP’s Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Why should I earn the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential?

Earning the CPTED Professional Designation credential allows you to develop an advanced skill sets in the area of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and professional recognition from your peers and other professionals. The CPD demonstrates your knowledge and competence and brings notable credentials to your resume.

Why should I earn the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential?

Earning the CPTED Professional Designation credential allows you to develop an advanced skill sets in the area of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and professional recognition from your peers and other professionals. The CPD demonstrates your knowledge and competence and brings notable credentials to your resume.

Where is the NICP CPD 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!