Knight Training Institute (KTI) founder Ed Troiano is a highly sought after security expert who has been specializing in celebrity and executive protection(Protection Training Course in NYC) throughout his more than 20-year career. He created the Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course to teach security professionals the best practices and skills needed to transition into the entertainment industry.

Good course on the basics of EP work. Recommend for anyone considering a career in the EP field.

Angelo F.

Edward was very knowledgable of the material. Info was helpful, as well as pertinent. Would recommend to anyone interested in EP work.

Joe S.

Great course. I have been doing executive protection for years, but this course highlighted and emphasized the most important aspects of the job.

Michael D.

Upcoming Executive Protection Courses

Celebrity & Executive Protection

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course

Based on Ed’s experience providing security for A-list celebrities, executives and clients such as Netflix, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, MTV, and Warner Brothers, this course covers close protection security practices, planning, and logistics needed for celebrities and executives.

During this 2-day class, students will engage in threat assessment programs and protocols essential to entertainment security. Participants will analyze real-world scenarios and situations from the field, and evaluate security techniques and protocols by critiquing actual case studies. By the end of the class, participants will have learned the basic skills and competencies essential to celebrity and executive security.

Topics covered in the Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course include:

  • Advance procedures, reports and breakdowns of daily itineraries
  • Integrated protection plans for locations, sets, press tours and more
  • Logistics and how to advance, adopt and adjust in real settings
  • Threat assessment and risk analysis
  • Predicting and preventing unforeseen risk
  • Intelligent reports
  • Paparazzi, the media and fans
  • Designing & planning risk and threat assessment models for principal protection
  • Core competencies of executive protection
  • Professional standards in the celebrity security industry

Students who attend both days of this 16-hour class will receive a certificate of completion. KTI also offers the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards, which New York State requires all security guards to take annually.

If you’re interested in becoming a security guard, KTI also offers the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards and the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards which are required by New York State.