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Ready to gain the knowledge and confidence you need in order for you to implement CPTED in your area? The National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP) is here to support you in creating safer communities and earning your CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) certificate!

If you’ve booked an in-person CPTED training with us, or you’re preparing to book an upcoming session, here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your session:

How long is the CPTED training course?

The length of course depends on the type of training you book: Basic or Advanced course.


What can I expect to learn in the Basic CPTED course?

The Basic CPTED course is specifically designed for Crime Prevention Officers, Community Oriented Policing Officers or any other personnel charged with Crime Prevention duties.

This course covers fundamental knowledge regarding the theory, history and basic concepts of CPTED. Crime Prevention Design Strategies will be discussed for parks, schools, high-rise buildings and various kinds of residential developments.

We’ll highlight the developing influence of law enforcement agencies in the architecture and design of various facilities with a goal of preventing crime and reducing law enforcement calls for service.


What can I expect to learn in the Advanced CPTED course?

The Advanced CPTED course is ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, Architects, City/Urban/Park Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Landscape Architects, Security Consultants, Educators, and anyone involved in designing neighborhoods, schools, downtowns, buildings, or revitalization efforts.

Featuring engaging and hands-on Advanced CPTED ideas and applications, this course will teach you to create safe, sustainable, and healthy human spaces.

Explore all of our CPTED courses!

What do I wear?

With any CPTED training course, we recommend wearing business casual attire.

What do I bring?

Come prepared with the essentials to make the most of your training. Bring your laptop and digital camera/phone for the CPTED field assessment on Thursday and Friday.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you need assistance prior to the event or have questions about a CPTED training course in 2023 or 2024, please feel free to reach out to us!

You can reach Joelle Hushen through phone (864-608-4894) or email (

What can I expect when I arrive?

Your CPTED training class will begin daily at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm. Follow any instructions provided in your registration confirmation, and be ready to receive any materials or badges that may be required for access to training sessions and activities.

Take advantage of networking opportunities!

In-person training with the NICP provides a unique chance to connect with like-minded professionals in the field of crime prevention! We encourage you to network with other CPTED Practitioners during the course and exchange ideas during hands-on activities.

Haven’t signed up for a CPTED training course yet?

Our course finder makes it easy to review all of our course listings, curriculum, and select and purchase the courses that best suit your needs. See our upcoming in-person events, and learn more about how to earn the CPD certification.

As the leading organization dedicated to reducing crime and promoting safer communities, NICP provides our members with the most up-to-date tools and resources to help achieve our mission.

See some of the clients we work with, read through our FAQs if you still have questions, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Joelle Hushen

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