Course Requirements

  • All course curriculum must be completed and section quizzes passed with a minimum score of 80%.

  • This CPTED Specialized Topics course includes 2 graded hands-on activities

  • This CPTED Specialized Topics course concludes with a final exam - a minimum score of 80% is required to pass the course.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the NICP's Specialized Topics - CPTED for Schools Course

    • How to Navigate This Course

    • Welcome to the NICP's Specialized Topics CPTED for Schools Course

    • Overview of Topics

    • CPTED Specialized Topics Course Survey

    • Important Technical Information About the Online Courses

    • Assignment Information

    • CPTED Library

    • NICP CPTED Network

    • Module Quizzes & Final Exam Review Study Guide (Downloadable for Printing)

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to CPTED for Schools

    • Introduction to CPTED for Schools

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: Introduction to CPTED for Schools

    • Project 1: Concerns Expressed Regarding Crime in Schools in Survey

    • CPTED Concepts for Schools - Part 1

    • Hardened Corners Video

    • CPTED Concepts for Schools - Part 2

    • CPTED Concepts for Schools - Part 3

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: CPTED Concepts for Schools

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 2: Dangers and Threats Faced by Schools - Past and Present

    • Lessons Learned from History - Resources for Module 2

    • A Historical Overview of Violent Crimes in Schools

    • School Offender Profile and Safe School Initiative

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: School Offender Profile

    • Ohio School Shooting Suspect History

    • U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence

    • Evan (Sandy Hook Promise PSA)

    • Averted Violence in Schools

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: Averted School Violence

    • Social Management for Schools - Layering Security Strategies

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: Social Management for Schools

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3: Lessons Learned from Previous Mass Casualty Incidents in Schools

    • Mass Casualty Incidents in Schools: An Overview of Recent Events in the News, Case Studies and Evaluating Environmental Design Factors in Previous School Crimes - Part 1

    • Mass Casualty Incidents in Schools: An Overview of Recent Events in the News, Case Studies and Evaluating Environmental Design Factors in Previous School Crimes - Part 2

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: Mass Casualty Incidents in Schools

    • The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

    • Presentation of CPTED Concepts to the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission

    • Lawmaker Backs CPTED for Schools

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Module 4: Conducting a School CPTED Survey

    • Assessment Tools for Schools

    • Jersey Creek Trails and Parks

    • Conducting a School CPTED Survey

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 4: Conducting a Virtual School CPTED Survey Charrette

    • A Virtual School CPTED Survey Presentation

    • Project 2: Virtual School CPTED Survey Charette

  • 7

    Module 5: Evaluating New Design Trends in Schools

    • Designing to Prevent Minor Crimes vs. Mitigating Active Shooter Threats - Striking the Right Balance

    • Batten Shield

    • Security Enhancements in Schools Following Sandy Hook

    • Fruitport High School

    • Sandy Hook Elementary School

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 8

    Module 6: Conducting A School Blueprint Site Review

    • Applying CPTED Strategies to School Blueprints

    • Optional PowerPoint Presentation for Reference: Applying CPTED Strategies to School Blueprints

    • Module 6 Quiz

    • Holy Family Catholic School

    • Holy Family Catholic School Blueprints

    • Project 3: Blueprint Review

  • 9

    Bluebrint Project Exercise Results

    • Blueprint Project Built Environment Results

  • 10

    More Resources

    • More Resources for You

  • 11

    CPTED Specialized Topics - Schools Final Exam

    • Certificate Information

    • CPTED Specialized Topics - Schools Final Exam

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Great course

Paul Looker

Packed full of great information well presented and well laid out

Packed full of great information well presented and well laid out

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5 star rating

Great Course

Susan Costa

This was a great course and full of lots of good information.

This was a great course and full of lots of good information.

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5 star rating

Excellent course!

Mark Flores

5 star rating

Amazing informative course

Jared Krieger

Instructor

CPTED Instructor

Jay Toth

Jay Toth is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Jay supervised the crime prevention and school resource deputy program and was part of the school security assessment team providing security surveys, reviews, law enforcement services and training to the school district. He regularly provided community education programs to neighborhood watch groups, home-owners associations, students, parents, citizen groups, clubs and associations on topics such as cyber-crime, internet safety, neighborhood watch, frauds, scams, school security, and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). He completed numerous security and CPTED surveys, inspections and reviews for commercial, residential and educational facilities during his career. Jay is a member of the Florida Design Out Crime Association and the Florida Crime Prevention Association. He holds his Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner, Florida School Resource Officer Practitioner, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner designations through the Office of the Attorney General of Florida’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute. He has been instructing law enforcement topics on a state-wide basis for over 20 years, including crime prevention and school resource officer topics for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. Jay currently instructs topics on the state, national and international level such as Basic CPTED, Advanced CPTED, CPTED for Schools and CPTED for Houses of Worship for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

FAQ

  • How is the course material presented?

    The course information is presented as either a video or presentation with audio to provide greater detail. At the end of most modules there will be a short quiz that must be passed to move to the next module. There are two graded projects included in the course. At the conclusion of the course there is a 25 question timed final exam.

  • Can this CPTED Specialized Topics Course be used to renew the NICP's CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential?

    Yes, this 16 hour course qualifies as a renewal course for the CPD. Completion of this course will renew the CPD for four years.

  • Is completetion of either the Basic CPTED and/or Advanced CPTED courses required to take the CPTED Specialized Topics course?

    No, students are not required to complete the any other CPTED course(s) to take the CPTED Specialized Topics course.