Code Official Safety Specialist

(COSS) Certification

Registration now open

https://www.codeofficersafety.org/certification

Dedicated Threat Solutions, LLC has partnered with the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation to offer an officer safety certification program for code enforcement professionals to include Code Enforcement Officers, Building Inspectors, Fire Inspectors, Health Inspectors, and Housing Inspectors. This program is an international Safety Specialist certification program. The Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation is the national leader on Code Official officer safety and recognized by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Supporting Organization and Preferred Education Provider.

The Code Official Safety Specialist certification program is a progressive 5-part series on officer survival principles, concepts, and practices. Each course in this training series provides a foundation for the next course. This certification program provides code professionals foundational survival skills and information that allow you to be safer in the performance of your job duties. The Code Official Safety Specialist Certification sets the standard on officer safety in the code enforcement profession.

Upon successful completion of each course, which includes a quiz, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Participants who successfully complete the required 5 courses will receive an official certified Code Official Safety Specialist certificate and is then granted authorization by the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation to use the acronym “COSS” after their name on business cards and correspondence. All required classes for the COSS certification must be completed within a 12-month period.

Code Official Safety Specialist (COSS) Certification Courses

  1. Tactical Mindset
  2. Fear Management 
  3. Verbal De-escalation
  4. 3 Phases of a Contact
  5. Surviving a Violent Encounter

Each course is 3 hours and provides 0.3 ICC CEU’s.

Benefits

  • Code Official Safety Specialist certification upon successful completion of program requirements.
  • Authorization from the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation to use the “COSS” acronym for those who become certified.
  • Official Certificate upon successful completion of the certification program.
  • Certificate of Completion for each individual course completed.
  • ICC continuing education credit for each course completed.
  • State Association CEU’s depending on state.
  • Each course is facilitated by a trainer with decades of experience in officer safety and survival.
  • Comprehensive participant workbook with activities.
  • Professional growth and development.
  • Certification shows a demonstrated commitment to officer safety.

Cost

  • Register for all 5 classes at discounted rate of only $250.00 for the complete certification.

Registration

REGISTER TODAY: https://www.codeofficersafety.org/certification

Officer Survival for Code Enforcement Officers

The instructor for this certification, Scott Kirshner, is also the author of the popular book Officer Survival for Code Enforcement Officers which is a resource used by numerous state associations, code departments, and code enforcement professionals.

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Why this certification program is right for you

Killed in the Line of Duty

93% of Code Enforcement Officers were killed with a firearm.

80% of Code Enforcement Officers were killed in the field.

Code professionals have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. These were your peers and they did a job very similar to what you do on a daily basis. As a code professional, regardless of your job title or the name of your department, now is the time to commit to your safety. Now is the time to acquire training so you have a better understanding of what to do in the worst-case scenario where avoidance and de-escalation were not options to prevent or mitigate violence.

The reality is that situational awareness, avoidance tactics,

and de-escalations skills are NEVER 100% effective.

Yes, you must absolutely learn, practice, and develop these skills but you also must be prepared for situations when these skills do not work. It has been proven time and time again in a variety of violent encounters that the failed mantra of “just walk away” is not a safety plan. It is “best-case scenario” wishful thinking.

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The Code Official Safety Specialist certification program provides foundational officer safety and survival skills. Violence doesn’t care about your job title which is why you need this certification. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran of code enforcement these courses will provide you with applicable information and skills that you can implement as a code professional. Scott Kirshner of Dedicated Threat Solutions has developed this curriculum which is presented in a very logical and precise manner based on years of experience training in officer safety and survival. Each course comes with a participant workbook with activities that will help you solidify your knowledge and understanding of the presented material.

Why Dedicated Threat Solutions and the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation Partnered

Passion and Commitment

Dedicated Threat Solutions and the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation are in alignment in our passion and commitment to officer safety for all code professionals regardless of job title, department name, or the jurisdiction being served. Dedicated Threat Solutions is proud and honored to partner with the Foundation, a nonprofit, that is driven to serve code professionals by making positive change and contributions to the profession so that all code professionals are safer in the performance of their job duties.

IN MEMORY

Still not convinced the Code Official Safety Specialist certification program is right for you. Remember this truth written well over 2,000 years ago from Archilochus:

Archilochus Ἀρχίλοχος c. 680–645 BC

REGISTER TODAY: https://www.codeofficersafety.org/certification