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Frequently Asked

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We take pride in providing outstanding training experiences to help you land the job of your dreams. Through our courses, you will learn powerful, second to none conflict avoidance skills and combat techniques directly from the source, employing “Shin Bet” (Israeli Secret Service) best practice techniques.


Train not just to stay in shape and develop new skills, but also to spend time with like minded students that are employed in the industry and could join you on your next project.

Our special “train again” discount encourages students to join our community of elite operators and continue training after the course, with affordable refresher programs offered. We believe you are only as good as the last course you took.

“Always a student” - Tomer Israeli.

If you would like additional information, don't hesitate to call or email us!

Contact Tomer Israeli (Head of School) a  tomer@israelitactical.com

Tomer Israeli - always a student.

Founder & leadership

Former Special Agent in the Israeli Secret Service " Shin-Bet"

 

Tomer Israeli | Israeli Tactical School | Executive Protection training

TOMER ISRAELI

FAQ

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Many of our students are enrolled in Employment Development Department (EDD) Centers and qualify for either training through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or funding through the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), which will cover some or all course costs.

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Any textbook costs, equipment fees, application fees, cost of ammunition, facility use, meals, lodging certifications, etc. affiliated with the course curriculum are included with the listed rate for the course.

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We work to provide our students with not just the tools to find any job, but to find gainful employment. 99% of our faculty and staff are veterans,and our completion rate and employment rate in 2022 were 100 percent. The reason is simple: our employers know that graduated students from our school are well qualified for the job like no other school.

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No training provider can guarantee employment - there are simply too many variables to do so. However, we will provide you with all of the key necessary skills to find a job in the industry.

Are they GI Bill approved? 

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As we teach courses in many different states, there are no direct funding methods available. However, veterans can utilize GI Bill or other Veterans Administration funding for almost any course, including ours.

You can seek reimbursement for professional training and related expenses through your state's approving agency, or contact a vocational rehabilitation counselor from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss sponsorship for pursuing your career goals by attending one of our courses. For more information, visit the link below (“Pursue Your Best Opportunity’ tab): https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/

We have also made every effort to make our courses short and affordable enough to fund on your own. Unlike so many other courses that put emphasis on classroom time and PowerPoints (which is cheap, but ineffective), our courses are exactly the opposite - they function more like a boot camp, focusing on hands-on exercises such as room clearing, vehicle live fire, tactical training, 360 shoot house live fire, and counter surveillance street exercises in a realistic environment. 

 

We will provide you with prevention and combat skills training that is as close as possible to the real deal, just as the Israeli Secret Service does. Hands-on skills practice, as well as soft arts training including risk assessment, schedule analysis and mission planning, is the basis for every close protection mission. These skills signify real value for your future employer. We invite you to consider the return on your investment, and recognize that continuous training is much more beneficial than a ‘one and done’ method.

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The majority of our courses are spent practicing hands-on exercises, either in live fire shoot houses or on a flat range with vehicles, so you should dress accordingly. There is no need to buy highly expensive tactical gear, but comfortable tactical clothing, comfortable shoes and sunscreen is key. Be prepared for all weather conditions, as we will continue to train regardless of this.

 

Water, energy bars, and snacks will be provided throughout the training. We highly recommend bringing your own weapons (pistol/rifle), as well as a concealed carry button down shirt, etc. We only provide 9mm and .223 ammunition - if your weapon requires different ammo, you will need to bring it with you.

Training days typically run from 6am until sunset, unless we are doing a low light night shooting exercise (room clearing CQB with a mounted flashlight) in which case we will finish around 22:00 and provide dinner at the range.

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You should arrive at the hotel the evening before the first training day, and let us know when you have arrived.

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Yes, we offer two different ways of training – you can either register online for one of our scheduled courses that take place across the country, or you can contact us with proposed dates and location for a group of 6 or more students, and we can facilitate a custom or private course at no extra cost.

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An electronic certificate of completion will be awarded to every course graduate, which may be used alongside your resume and possibly for insurance purposes. Our diplomas are recognized by the states of Florida (G & D license), Texas (Levels 1-4), and Georgia (Blue Card), meaning you may use your course completion certificate to apply for formal certification processes in these states and begin working as an Executive Protection agent right away.

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Our Executive Protection program is considered to be one of the most advanced and high quality in the world. The course is rooted in Israeli Secret Service (Shin-Bet/Shabak) practices and their individual combatant principles, to successfully and aggressively fight terror.

Our continuous focus on excellence means we offer all course graduates a discounted rate of 50% off any future course, for as many as they wish to attend. Currently, the Israeli Tactical School is the only training academy in the world with such a program, providing affordable training on a regular basis. This way, students can maintain their skills, stay in-shape, and meet other students and graduates (some already working as bodyguards in the industry) for a fraction of the fee. 

 

Our school motto is “you are only as good as the last training you took part in”. We are proud of our "always a student” benefit, and believe that personal protection is a way of life!

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In order to gain a course completion certificate, every one of our students will be evaluated and required to demonstrate their capability for each exercise. Certificates therefore indicate that you have met our standards and will serve as a testament to your capabilities as a protection professional.

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Yes, we run an Alumni group of former and current students on social media. We allow any community member to publish jobs posts, so our graduates can apply. We also offer resumé writing recommendations and job application guidance to our graduates.

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Put simply, yes. Your attitude is what makes the difference between getting any old job and landing your dream job. Career development is all about maintaining and developing your skills and perspectives. Making sure your training is realistic and relevant is critical to landing a job and advancing your career in the protection industry.

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Our courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to start a career as an Executive Protection specialist or bodyguard - this includes returning overseas security contractors, former military personnel, police and law enforcement officers, or regular civilians. Our training is also perfectly suited for executive or personal assistants, personal drivers or pilots who wish to further their knowledge and skills to increase their client’s safety.

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From our experience, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and Austin all offer great job opportunities. That’s why Israeli Tactical School offers certification in 3 of these key states: Florida, Texas and Georgia.

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  1. Attend and graduate from one of the top executive protection schools.

  2. Gain one of these certifications: Texas Level 4, Florida D and G license, or Georgia "Blue card".

  3. Sign up to Israeli Krav Maga courses and get into great physical shape.

  4. Maintain your skills with Tactical Firearms Training - use our 50% graduates discount for affordable training.

  5. Get your Concealed Firearms Permit

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An Executive Protection Specialist, Special Agent or any other commonly used name is someone who provides security for corporate executives, VIPs, celebrities, and other people who need safeguarding against public threats. These individuals may be exposed to personal risk because of their employment, celebrity status, wealth, associations or geographical location.

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Executive protection (EP), also known as close protection, dignitary protection and bodyguarding, refers to security measures taken to ensure the safety of VIPs. celebrities, executives or other at-risk individuals.

 

The main objective of our Executive Protection program is to avoid conflict altogether, following the teachings of the great philosopher, Sun Tzu: "Don't go to battle if you are about to lose " (Art of War). This means the primary objective of planning any mission is to ensure that there is not even any potential for the VIP to be at risk.

In order to plan a mission, we have to assume that the enemy is currently collecting info about us, watching our every move, with access to inside information, listening to our radio and telephone, with access to our Internet, emails, social media, surveillance devices, etc. Therefore, the only way to avoid conflict (prevention) is to create a plan that breaks all routine, making our movements unpredictable, to become an impossible target, so the enemy cannot plan an attack.

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we may still be predictable to an extent, meaning the enemy can plan an attack. In this case, and as the very last line of defense, a bodyguard must be lethal and highly effective in combat to be able to win any fight.

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The most important role of a Protective Agent is to believe that an attack will happen, that the enemy is already collecting the necessary data for an attack, and to be prepared. Therefore, an Agent must try to detect and deter suspicious and criminal activities within the premises or when moving from one location to another, act promptly during emergencies, and report unlawful incidents, accidents and medical emergencies immediately to management. They must ensure doors, windows and gates are always secured properly and, as a last line of defense, eliminate any threats if prevention tactics to avoid conflict are unsuccessful.

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You must:

  • Have a good level of fitness.

  • Graduate from a top training academy - investing in training will help you land the job of your dreams. In any bodyguard course, you should master firearms, EP/PSD techniques, hand to hand combat and prevention tactics.

  • Be over 18 years of age.

  • Have a Security Industry Authority license.

  • Have a full driving license.

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Level 4 security officers are guards who are allowed to work as top-level Personal Protection Officers in Texas (e.g. at events as VIP bodyguards and backstage security). Our courses are recognized as Level 4 by the state of Texas.

During a typical day of work as a bodyguard, you may need to run, jump, kneel, or carry out other physical activity, for the purpose of safety. Despite popular belief, this does not mean you are required to be overly large or tall.

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