The School Security Personnel Basic Training Course is a non-degree certificate program offered through the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center. This program is specifically designed to satisfy the requirements for the PA Act 67 of 2019. Successful completion
of this program will certify the graduate to work in Pennsylvania schools only, in the following roles: School Police Officer, School Resource Officer, and School Security Officer. School Safety and Security certification extends for two years, followed
by refreshers to stay current.
The School Security Personnel (SSP) Basic Training Course is a 40-hour block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment with school administrators. The course provides tools
for officers to build positive relationships with both students and staff. The course is also beneficial for educational professionals dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and functions
of the SSP.
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Admission is contingent on approval of the director of the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center and on various clearances.
The 40-hour (pass/fail) program may be offered in-person throughout the year. Successful completion requires students to pass unit quizzes and deliver a culminating presentation. Students will receive a certificate upon passing the program. A course representing
the SSP program will appear on the student’s IUP clock hour transcript, which will serve as official confirmation of completion.
Listing of Course Topics
During completion of your application, when asked on the admissions form for Student Type, answer “School Security Personnel Basic Training Program.”
You will also see a requirement on the admission form for high school/GED documentation. This is not necessary. You can still apply without supplying this documentation.
There is a $30 application fee for each student. The $30 fee must be paid at time of application.
The cost of tuition is $395—both application fee and tuition can be paid online on the IUP Marketplace.
Before applying for the SSP Basic Training Course, please contact Director Marsili for information on course scheduling.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Director Marsili.
Access the online admission form for this course.
After you apply, send an email to Director Dennis Marsili (email@example.com) indicating your preferred training location. He will need to know in order to keep your registration information
IUP reserves the right to cancel any scheduled training course for lack of enrollment or other unforeseen emergency circumstances. A full refund of your course fee, or rescheduling of training, will be processed. The $30 registration fee is nonrefundable.
The IUP SSP Basic online course is pending PCCD approval. Please contact Director Dennis Marsili for more information on the online version of the SSP Basic Training Course.