The Homeland Security-Executive Protection Firearms Training Program is designed specifically for the protection professional. This course is not an entry level program and students should have a solid foundation in safe weapons handling and basic marksmanship fundamentals. Emphasis will be placed on early detection and threat mitigation and the use of firearms as a last resort to protect the principal. Students must demonstrate proficiency by passing a handgun skills assessment on day one. Students unable to maintain and demonstrate safe handling will be released from the training program. The Continuing & Professional Education Certificate in the Homeland Security-Executive Protection Firearms Training Program (HS-EPFTP) requires that the applicant be at least eighteen (18) years of age; be a high school graduate (or obtained a General Education Development (GED) diploma) and be of good moral character by having neither a conviction, a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere, probation or the payment of any fine for a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. If applicable, students must have been discharged from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions. A certificate of Good Conduct is also needed from the applicant’s local police department. During the screening process, CSU Continuing & Professional Education staff may contact the prospective applicant(s) for further vetting. A medical and physical condition report may be needed. Applicants should contact CSU Continuing & Professional Education for details.