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Online Events

Become a Certified Safety Member via monthly live, online training webinars.

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Training Videos

Get full access to our library of in-depth streaming instructional videos, and certification programs.

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Safety Certification

Earn certification from Sheepdog Church Security good for 2 years. A great credential to have.

What's Included

Here's everything you get with your certification.

Online Training Events

As part of your Safety Member Certification you get access to our online training events for the upcoming semester. These live webinars teach each of the courses online. Together we watch training videos, discuss implementation, and answer questions related to your church.
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How Events Help

Attending our online events are a great way to get certified, while sharing ideas and working through challenges we all share.

Earn Your Certification
  • Attend all 7 courses online
  • Take the online certification test
  • Pass each test with 70% or better
  • Earn certification card

Get Trained in Church Security
  • Be proactive about protecting your church
  • Learn what to do when the worst happens

Build a Safety Team
  • Learn how to build a safety ministry
  • Great training prep for safety team instructors

Schedule

  • Sept 19
    Safety Team Fundamentals
  • Oct 3
    Active Shooter
  • Oct 17
    Deescalating Disruptive Persons
  • Nov 7
    Protecting Children from Abuse
  • Nov 21
    Basic Use of Force Laws
  • Dec 5
    Arson and Fire Safety
  • Dec 19
    Storms and Disasters

Streaming Videos

Take control of your church's safety using our streaming instructional videos. An ideal way to learn about the church security anytime, anywhere. With over ten hours of industry leading training materials, these videos are perfect for self-learners looking to get involved or safety team instructors in need of an excellent prep tool.
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How Videos Help

Access to our streaming video library let's you easily train anytime, anywhere. 

Self-Train on Your Own
  • Organize your own training schedule
  • Easy way to make up missed Online Events

Prepare for Team Training
  • Excellent prep for safety instructions
  • Supplement your own training

Another Easy Way to Get Certified
  • Earn certification upon successful completion
  • Same online certification tests as Events

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Bonus Resources



Still not convinced?
Here are more benefits.

  • Free eBook on Church Security

    $14.95 value

    An electronic copy of the book Defending the Flock. A security team guide for church safety directors.



  • The Safety Member Training Record

    Keeping track of your training not only serves as a good record, it shows you the other training you may still need to complete.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tap each question to learn more about our individual certification program.

  • What does certification with Sheepdog Church Security Academy mean?

    Our team certification training guides you through the process of setting up your Safety Ministry, finding the right staff and volunteers, assessing the security needs of your unique church and training your team on the various threats to the safety of church property, assets and people.

  • What topics are covered in the certification course?

    The topics covered in our online events and streaming videos include:

    Security Team Fundamentals
    Intro to safety and security as they relate to Houses of Worship.
    Covers: Ministry Basics | Patrolling | Emergency Response | Radio Procedures | Reporting

    Active Shooter Response
    Develop strategies to mitigate violent intruder attacks.
    Covers: Why Churches Need to Prepare | Civilian Response Plan | Engagement Procedures

    Deescalating Disruptive Persons
    Verbal persuasion techniques to reduce violence and control situations.
    Covers: Engaging the Subject | Maintaining Control | Issuing Commands

    Protecting Children from Abuse
    Best methods for preventing and responding to child abuse.
    Covers: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse | Child Protection Policies | Reporting Abuse

    Use of Force Laws
    Training on the legal limitations and implications of using force.
    Covers: Citizen’s Arrest | Understanding Use of Force | Unarmed Control Techniques

    Arson and Fire Safety
    How to save lives and church property from a fire.
    Covers: Preventing Arson | Fire Science | Response Plans | Safety Inspections | Fire Drills

    Severe Weather and Natural Disasters
    Protecting people and property against dangerous weather.
    Covers: Identifying Risks | Safety Inspections | Disaster Drills | Safety Plans

  • How many hours of training is the certification course?

    Total training time to complete all of the modules is between 12 and 16 hours.

  • How long does it take to complete each of the individual modules?

    Plan for each module to take about two (2) hours.

  • What is your Return Policy?

    We offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.” If for any reason you wish to discontinue using our materials, we will promptly issue a refund.

We're so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee”. If for any reason you wish to opt out, we will promptly issue a full refund.

Ready to Get Certified?

Join our active community of certified safety members in protecting our flocks.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These courses are licensed for one (1) church and cannot be used for monetary gain. Certification with Sheepdog Church Security does not grant any authority or privileges not recognized by law. Sheepdog Church Security disclaims liability for any personal injury, property or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from the acts or omissions of any person who has completed our training.

Contact Sheepdog Church Security with any questions at kris@sheepdogchurchsecurity.net