FIJIAN SOLUTIONS GROUP Intl. - PSD Course Syllabus & Lesson Plan
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PERSONAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST (PPS)
Training Course Syllabus and Lesson Plan
Fijian Solutions Group International®, (FSGI), offers comprehensive security industry
education and training to persons interested in gaining Personal Protection Specialist
(PPS) Guard certification.
Personal Protection Specialist - Defined
A personal protection specialist refers to any individual who engages in the work
of providing close protection (i.e. bodyguard, executive protection) services for
compensation with the goal of ensuring the client’s personal safety from the risk
or threat of physical harm, kidnap, assassination, or public embarrassment.
Personal Protection Specialist training offered by FSGI is structured and delivered
in a manner to thoroughly inform, educate and train course attendees in how to
successfully perform common tasks associated with protecting high profile
persons from security threats or risks during vehicle transport, inside of a building,
residence, or during foot movement when deployed in a low-to-medium threat
*Hostile environment personal protective services instruction is reserved
exclusively for qualified and cleared government contractors pending overseas
This PPS course is six (6) consecutive days in length, offering a total of sixty-four
(64) training hours. Actual training starts promptly at 8:30am each morning,
concluding between 6:30pm to 8:30pm daily. Some training modules may last
well into the evening hours.
This course allows a maximum class capacity of twenty-four (24) attendees with
a student-to-instructor ratio of 4-to-1.
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Course Participation Eligibility Requirements
Be a minimum of 18 years of age,
Good physical, psychological and medical health.
Prior military or law enforcement, OR;
At least two (2) years of uniformed commercial security work experience
having specifically performed roving patrol/sentry guard duties.
No felony criminal history, ho history of domestic violence, no history of
alcohol or chemical abuse.
Must sign a Risk of Injury Liability Waiver prior to actual participation.
Non-Fijian citizens desiring to attend training must go through the formal
application process to secure work Visa issued by the Government of Fiji.
Environment and Conditions
50% indoor classroom consisting of instructor lecture, workbook study, video
presentation, PowerPoint, and interactive dialogue.
50% outdoor field exercises consisting of hotel/motel urban environment
training, shopping mall foot escort training, motorcade operations training on
public roadways, and red team/blue team role play in an open field (rugby
grounds or similar).
Curriculum presented in this sixty-four (64) hour course is based on official United States
Army Protective Services (PS) doctrine.
FSGI has included valuable techniques, strategies and operational principles derived
from in the U.S. Department of State Worldwide Protective Services/High Threat
Operations Diplomatic Security Services (DS) training program.
This Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) course meets and exceeds all
compensatory training requirements established by appropriate state and
county government security regulatory agencies in the United States.
Furthermore, all persons earning a Certificate of Competency for High Threat
Operations are deemed fit, trained and qualified for overseas deployment in
accordance with US Department of Defense Instruction 3020.41, FAR 52.225-19,
and DFAR 252.225-7040.
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Assessment & Evaluation
Student assessment and grading is based on the following criteria:
70% minimum score on written examinations
70% minimum score on oral quizzes
Peer review and feedback
FSGI Instructor final grade and consensus
The final day of training requires participation in a ‘full scale PPS/EP mission’ in which the
student must plan, organize and conduct a PPS operation from start to finish. During this
assessment period students will challenged by red team/aggressor forces, potential
threats and a series of instructor created obstacles to the success of the mission.
Students who pass academic assessment but fail to demonstrate tactical proficiency in
the field will fail the course.
Tools and Equipment
Classroom sufficient to accommodate up-to-24 students.
Chalkboard or marker board
Notebooks and ink pens
Copier, stapler and paper clips
A yellow pages telephone directory
30 detailed city/town street maps
30 hands-free operable 2-way radios
15 martial arts heavy kicking pads (hand held)
15 martial arts Muay Thai punching pads
30 airsoft training pistols (w/bb’s and compressed air)
30 airsoft training carbines (w/bb’s and compressed air)
30 airsoft face protection shields (anti-fog)
30 airsoft pistol and carbine electric wall-mount chargers
30 tactical vests
30 first aid kits (for training purposes)
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Training Waiver and Licensing
In the United States, security guard education and licensing is regulated by a
city, county or state security regulatory body. For example, in the State of
California, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) is responsible
for oversight of guard licensing and security training services providers. In the
State of Virginia, it is the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
A training waiver or exemption is often granted to qualified persons who submit
proof of sufficient work experience and training that satisfies guard licensing or
instructor/trainer requirements. If approved by a state agency, such persons are
deemed qualified to perform said duties and issued an appropriate guard
license or credential.
FSGI recommends that course alumni contact the security guard licensing
agency in their area to explore the possibility of gaining a training waiver
exemption and license to work in your area.
1) All FSGI Tactical Instructors are certified to teach Protective Services
training curriculum having completed a US government approved high
threat course of the same.
2) All FSGI Tactical Instructors are drawn from the ranks of active duty,
reserve or veteran military forces of the USA, UK, Royal Fiji Military Forces,
Australia, or the French Foreign Legion and have minimum of six (6) years’
3) All FSGI Tactical Instructors bring a wealth of real world experience gained
through multiple deployments into Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and/or
various regions of Africa. This synergistic blend of multi-cultural wisdom and
expertise is unique to FSGI.
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Technical Reference Sources
1. "Best Practices for Hiring PMCS Personnel", Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
2. US Army FM 3-19.12, "Protective Services" (August 2004)
3. Joint Contracting Command Iraq (JCC-I), Multinational Forces/PARC Forces: (FAR 52.212-5), 252.225-7040.
"Contractor Personnel Supporting a Force Deployed Outside the United States" (June 2005).
4. US CENTCOM and VBC Base Defense Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) DoDI 2030.41.
5. US Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume One, 1FAM-260. (09-28-2005) –
6. Emergency Planning Handbook (12-FAH-1)
7. Protection Handbook (12-FAH-1)
8. Physical Security Handbook (12-FAH-5) and 12 FAM Diplomatic Security; DS-112 (06-15-2005) 230 Personnel
9. DS-108 (02-01-2005) Subchapter 210, "Protection of Secretary of State, Foreign Dignitaries, and Foreign Missions
in United States".
10.US Department of Defense FM 3-100.21, "Contractors On the Battlefield", (January 2003). (a). US Department of
State Publication 10212, "Security Guidelines for American Enterprises Abroad".
11. US DoD Directive 5210.84, "Security of DoD Personel at U.S. Missions abroad," enclosure 1, "Memorandum of
Understanding between DoD and DOS on Overseas Security Support," January 22, 1992 7.
12. US DoD Directive 2000.12, "Combating Terrorism Program", September, 1996.
13. US Army FM 9-20 "Technical Escort Operations". November 1997.
14. FM 3.19.30, Department of the Army - "Physical Security; Chapter 7, 9".
15. US Army FM 3-23.35, Combat Training with Pistols, M9 AND M11 (INCL C-1).
16. US Army FM 3-24.119, "Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat”. (September 2005)
17. FAR 52.225-19, “Contractor personnel in a designated operational area or supporting a diplomatic or consular
mission outside the United States.”
18. DFAR 252.225-7002, 'Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors'. April 2003.
19. DFAR 252.225-7040, 'Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the
United States'. April 2003.
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