Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

A detailed series of design strategies that emphasize passive, unobtrusive methods to reduce risk, crime and cost for communities, new facility construction and renovations
April 18-21, 2023 | 11am - 3pm ET each day

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Certification Seminar

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, (pronounced "sep-ted") is a series of building design strategies based upon the principle that "...the proper design and effective use of the built environments can lead to a reduction of fear and incidences of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life".  CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach aimed at deterring criminal behavior through environmental design.  It is based upon the belief that crime can be directly related to the physical environment.

Law enforcement professionals, community planners and architects should be well versed in the principles and strategies associate with CPTED. They should subsequently work collaboratively to implement CPTED strategies for new building and facilities as well as major renovation projects in order to minimize the occurrence of crime and provide for a safer environment.

Seminar Details

The CPTED Certification Seminar will be presented live online on April 18-21, 2023,  This four-day (16 hour) seminar will be presented from 11:00am - 3:00pm EST daily. Online video conference instructions will be provided.

2 for 1 Bonus Offer

For the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Certification Seminar being held live virtually on April 18-21, 2023, ACPI is offering two seminar reservations for the price of one. Dual participation enhances the potential for the effective implementation of CPTED strategies and measures. Enter code CPTEDAPRIL2023.


Participants who successfully complete the program and open-book online exam will achieve lifetime recognition as a Certified CPTED Specialist by the American Crime Prevention Institute.
In the preview below Dan Keller provides an
overview of key CPTED concepts.
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Seminar Curriculum

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Strategies, Principles and Concepts
  • History and Development of CPTED
  • Straight Talk About CPTED
  • CPTED Landscaping Guidelines
  • Fences and Barriers
  • Wayfinding and Signs
  • CPTED and Security Lighting
  • CAP Index and CPTED
  • CPTED Ordinances
  • CPTED Strategies for Building Architects
  • Understanding the Six Phases of Building Design
  • CPTEd for Higher Education Facilities
  • CPTEd for School Security
  • CPTED for Single Family and Multi-Family Residences
  • CPTED and Premises Liability
  • Understanding the Use of Glazing Materials
  • Designing Building Lobbies for Good Security
  • Planning, Zoning and CPTED
  • CPTED Site Reviews and Surveys
  • CPTED and Neighborhood Revitalization
  • CPTED and Traffic Calming
  • CPTED for Surface Parking and Parking Structures
  • Security Mistakes Architects Make
  • Interior Design CPTED Strategies
  • How to Make CPTED Work

What's Included?

  • Presentation Slides
  • 41 Topic Areas
  • Reference Materials
  • Online Community Forum
  • Certification Exam
  • Who Should Attend?

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Business Leaders
  • Architects
  • Community Planners
  • School and Campus Administrators
  • Security and Loss Prevention Professionals
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Solutions Providers

Dan Keller

Dan brings more than 50 years of law enforcement and security experience. He has trained thousands of law enforcement personnel, architects and community planners from throughout the world in CPTED. Dan founded ACPI in 1998 after retiring as the Director of Public Safety at the University of Louisville, where he served for 26 years. Previously he served as the Assistant Director of Security at Southern Illinois University and founder and CEO of Aegis Protection Group and Aegis Security Design, a security consulting and engineering firm. He holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute.

Simple Process. Extraordinary Value.

Programs of this nature typically cost thousands of dollars to attend, but we have worked to reduce the cost and disruption typically encountered when attending multi-day training as much as possible. We provide highly flexible registration options. Register for multiple courses or register a group for an additional discount (price will be updated automatically). If you are not able to pay by credit card, select 'Invoice' during checkout to request an invoice to pay offline (enrollment will be completed once final payment is received). 


Single Course: $550
We understand if only one person can attend from your organization.


Multiple Courses: $500
Receive an additional $50 discount if you register for multiple courses at once.


$500 / person 
Register multiple people from the same organization for the greatest value. 

The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction of fear and incidences of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life.

Tim Crowe, Director
National Crime Prevention Institute

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