(14 days)
Private Security Contractor (PMC)


New HECPO qualification for our 14 training course (Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators) : The upsurge of terrorism, violent extremism and organized crimes have produced an increased need for highly skilled private security contractors worldwide. Operating in high threat, conflict-affected, austere, and limited-infrastructure environments requires a specialist skillset and use of special operational procedures. Your assignment starts as soon as you put your feet on the ground and cross a border, leaving you with no time to train with foreign weapon systems or to practice tactics with your team in the country or to adapt to a new environment. Therefore, it's paramount to pull yourself together as soon as possible and hit the ground running since day one. In this regard, PRAETORIAN BODYGUARD USA completely understands these operational shortcomings, and we have created the Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators (HECPO) training course as a response.


The course is designed for candidates who work or plan to work in high-risk terrain worldwide.

International Bodyguard License :

Training is delivered by extensively experienced instructors in real-world conditions, and they will ensure that all candidates are properly trained. Our company has adopted a training philosophy – train as you will operate – underpinning our training principles to provide the candidates with the realistic, intensive, and dynamic course.


There are no all-day sitting in the classroom nor firing rounds into a static paper-target nor practicing outdated, never-tested techniques.


You will be challenged, both physically and mentally, to step out of your comfort zone and develop a problem-solving mindset – improvise, adapt, and overcome. 

German G.

Chief instructor


This course is a 14 days (2 weeks) intensive training program designed to prepare military / law enforcement individuals and security personnel for protective operations in a hostile environment or high risk zones (Africa, Central/Southern America, Caucasus and Middle East).


This training starts all the way from the very basics of Close Protection and ends up with a  military-like training with maximum of realistic scenarios. This course will enable its participants to get familiar with different types of weapons or equipment indispensable in high risk countries. The course combines theoretical part and practical assignments.

Recognized internationally as the security industry’s benchmark for training in Close Protection, the HECPO is available candidates having successfully completed the training  and having passed  practical and theoretical testing. 


Close Protection / CQB / Tactical shooting / HECPO License :

  • Role and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative

  • Threats assessment and Risk Analysis

  • Surveillance Awareness

  • Operational Planning

  • Law and Legislation

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing

  • Conduct of Reconnaissance

  • Foot formations

  • Itinerary planning

  • Convoy procedures

  • Search Procedures

  • Incident Management

  • Venue Security

  • Communication and Conflict Management

  • Tactical shooting 

  • Security in high risk area

  • High risk urban movement (SWAT Tactics)

  • Case studies

  • HECPO (Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators)


Tactical Medical Care MHRLT :

  • The pre-hospital environment

  • Patient assessment

  • Respiration and airway management

  • Basic life support

  • Circulation and shock

  • Medical related emergencies

  • Trauma related emergencies

  • Scene management

Diplomas :

  • International HECPO License

  • Tactical Shooting (FIREARMS)

Price :

  • $ 3540

(lodging, meals, training equipment included)

Dates in 2021 :

  • 02/08 - 02/21/2021 (4 spots left)

  • 05/03 - 05/16/2021 

Location :

  • Houston (Texas)

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Office open 7 days a week:

Monday-Friday  8am-5pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Sundays  9am-4pm


Our office is located at

501 County Road 1096



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