ATAB Credentialing Programs

ATAB currently offers credentials as a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) and Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS), as well as advanced, specialized credentials as a CAS Physical Security Manager (CAS-PSM), CAS-Maritime Security Manager (CAS-MSM), CAS-OpSec Intelligence Specialist (CAS-OIS), CAS-Crime Scene Investigator (CAS-CSI),   CAS- Certified Executive Protection Specialist (CAS-CEPS) CAS-Cyber Terrorism Responder (CAS-CTR), CAS-Information Technology Manager (CAS-ITM) Certified HeathCare Emergency Prepardness Specialist  (CHEPS).  Regardless of your anti-terrorism career path, ATAB offers training and certification programs to meet your needs.

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein. The role of a CAS is unique, requiring a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through education, training and experience. The focus of the CAS certification program is to set the standard for personnel that meet the requisite level of knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to understand and combat the threat of global terrorism, as set forth by ATAB and the International Society of Anti-terrorism Professionals. If you desire recognition as an elite professional with skills and expertise to plan, prepare, and react to the terrorist threat, then the Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS) program may be right for you. The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination. Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80 or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS credential.  Email keithflannigan@atabonline.org for an application and detailed information.

Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein. CMAS candidates typically possess 7years of experience in the terrorism response field and have a proven track record of conducting security and response operations. As a subject matter expert, a CMAS typically holds a leadership, management, or advisory position of trust and confidence within a response organization or unit. In addition, they often serve as primarily trainers and instructors that ensure first responders are adequately prepared for handling threat situations and incidents.  ATAB recommends individuals holding the CMAS credential as our first choice when companies contact us in search of instructors to conduct in-house training, and/or experts to conduct vulnerability assessments, security audits, or provide consulting services for their firms.  The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library (CMAS Expanded Edition) is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.  Candidates must demonstrate their subject matter expertise obtaining a score of 80% on the Online Examination or by submitting a written, comprehensive white paper, a MS-PowerPoint presentation, a policy and procedure manual, standard operating procedures, book, etc., authored by the candidate. If the candidate is deployed or in an area that limits access to resources, ATAB will assist the candidate in meeting this requirement. Please contact ATAB via email at atab@att.net or by telephone at 703-880-5212 for more details.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CMAS credential.

CAS-Physical Security Manager (CAS-PSM)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein.  Physical Security Managers are typically educated and experienced in many areas of security practice, and must understand how to plan, prepare and execute viable strategies to protect personnel, property, facilities, equipment, and other assets.  The CAS-PSM demonstrates a highly trained professional with hands-on experience, as well as knowledge of physical security techniques and theory.  Candidates must be knowledgeable in both physical security, as well as the new technical security methods being utilized in today’s technological world. The certification examination is designed to indicate your level of knowledge in designing integrated security systems, as well as your ability to conduct security risk assessments and physical security surveys, and reveal your knowledge of the best use of security assets from your personnel and hardware to procedures and applications on installing and operating an integrated system.  The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-PSM credential.

CAS-Maritime Security Manager (CAS-MSM)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein.  This credentialing program is designed for qualified individuals who want to move beyond the ISPS Code and who need to look at anti-terrorism within the maritime environment. The written certification examination covers a variety of maritime security topics selected by leaders, responders, and consultants from security, customs, transportation, commerce, and other related industries having interest in the protection of international shipping and our strategic seaports according to the highest industry standards, including ISO-17024.The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-MSM credential.

CAS-Operational Security Intelligence/Counter Intelligence Specialist (CAS-OIS)

OPSEC and Counter Intelligence and Intelligence Specialist  OIS Certification is designed to provide HUMINT, CI (Counter Intelligence) and Intelligence Operators with advanced knowledge of Surveillance, HUMINT and Intelligence gathering techniques.  This program provides information on HUMINT, Military Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence and Operation Security.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-OIS credential.

CAS-Crime Scene Investigator  (CAS-CSI)

ATAB Crime Scene Investigator program was developed to provide individuals with responsibilities for processing, securing or managing a potential crime scene in their duties as well as procedures in protecting, processing, documenting and securing a crime scene for the preservation of evidence. 

This block of instruction is critical to anyone in security management to inform them of the procedures required to process a scene to prevent the loss of evidence.  While extremely important for Crime Scene Investigators to further their knowledge base, the program provides management with the information that they need to insure a successful conclusion to an investigation.  The CSI program provides you with knowledge needed to respond to a crime scene and preserve, process and secure evidence.  You will be provided a comprehensive block of training materials that you may use to advance your skill set and knowledge base as well as prepare you for your certification.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-CSI credential.

CAS-Certified Executive Protection Specialist (CAS-CEPS)

The CEPS course addresses 19 areas of concentration covering 92 topics.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course candidates are required to complete a classroom module of training covering areas such as Protective Movements, Tactical Training, Motorcade, Cross Deck, Ambush/Counter Ambush,  Tactical Medical, IED, Room Searches, Vehicle Searches, Defensive Tactics and Formations. Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 90% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-CEPS credential.

Certified Master Executive Protection Specialist (CMEPS)

The CMEPS course is an advancement of the CEPS program with much more in depth concentration on Surveillance Counter Measures, Behavioral Awareness, HUMINT, TSCM, EOD, Tactical and non-Tactical de-escalation of violence, Advanced Hostage Survival, Motorcade, Cross Deck,  Threat/Target Engagement and Crisis Management. Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 90% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-CMEPS credential.

CAS-Cyber Terrorism Responder (CAS-CTR)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein.  This credentialing program is designed for responders supervising cyber incident response units and others having a strong understanding of the current threats to systems and networks, along with proven and effective responses and countermeasures.  The certification examination measures the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully manage a cyber incident or attack, including common attack methods, and the techniques, tools, and procedures used in response to a cyber attack.  The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-CTR credential.

CAS-Information Technology Manager (ITM)

This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein.  Typical candidates for this credential include information technology (IT) professionals who are familiar with ISO, NIST, and other information security standards and procedures, as well as information security (INFOSEC) managers and personnel who participate in information assurance and IT security programs.  In addition, candidates are usually responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring, and improving IT security programs, and demonstrate the concepts of IT security as well as understanding the threats and risks to IT systems and/or networks. The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library, containing information designed to assist you in learning how to write and implement policies, procedures, disaster recovery and/or business continuity plans, and other useful information, is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.  Applicants must hold the CMAS and the CTR credential to be eligible for this certification program.  Qualified candidates successfully achieving a score of 80% or higher on the certification examination are awarded the CAS-ITM credential.


ANNOUNCING A NEW ATAB CERTIFCIATION PROGRAM

CAS-Certified Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Specialist (CHEPS)  CMS-3178
Natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other unexpected incidents require trained professionals to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans for the health care industry.

On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule CMS-3178 Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation goes into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017.

The purpose of the final rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.  Requirements apply to the following Medicare and Medicaid provider and supplier types:

Hospitals
Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs)
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Hospices
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)
All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Transplant Centers
Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
Home Health Agencies (HHAs)
Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities


Each provider and supplier will have its own set of Emergency Preparedness regulations incorporated into its set of conditions or requirements for government certification, and each must be in compliance with Emergency Preparedness regulations to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program.
The CEPS credential will prepare you to understand the CMS final rule requirements, and assist you in the development, training, implementation, and testing of an Emergency Preparedness Plan to ensure readiness and compliance.
 


Qualifications for Certification

Candidates seeking credentials as either a CAS or CMAS must meet the minimum qualifying point requirement to be considered for CAS or CMAS certification.  A minimum of one hundred (100) qualifying points awarded by ATAB for experience, education, and other professional designations is required for CAS certification.  A minimum of one hundred fifty (150) qualifying points awarded by ATAB for experience, education, and other professional designations is required for CMAS certification.  Qualifying points are granted by ATAB, subject to primary source verification and validation, as follows:



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Advanced Training modules in:

Active Shooter

Prisoner Transport


Crimes Against Children


Fraud Against the Elderly

High Risk Traffic Stops

Responding to a Burglary

Sexually Violent Offenders

Internet Security

Celebrity Protection Finding and keeping the assignment

Celebrity Protection Myths and Fallacies

Ebola Safety and Security Measures


Establishing a Security Risk Assessment Protocol


Conducting an All Hazards Risk Assessment

Regardless of your anti-terrorism career path, ATAB offers training and certification programs to meet your needs. For an application and additional information contact ATAB at atab@att.net  .