A Center for Domestic Preparedness course has been certified by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

The CDP’s three-day Field Force Operations course was awarded the association’s National Certification Program Seal in late July.  The course trains responders how to safely control and regain order of crowds.

In a letter to CDP officials announcing the achievement, the IADLEST said its assessment team noted the CDP’s ‘attention to detail, well-written lesson plans, dynamic slides and videos, testing instruments, and evaluation system (related to the course) to be some of the most sophisticated materials viewed!’

The IADLEST also said the achievement means the seal will accompany the course description on its website, and the CDP will be able to mention the certification in any of its materials related to the course.  

The recognition is yet another ‘feather in the cap’ for courses in the CDP inventory.   

All 51 CDP-developed, instructor-led courses are currently accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training for continuing education units. Select courses are also accredited by Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Nurses Association.