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


Crime can be directly influenced by the design of the physical environment

Reduce fear and the incidence of crime and improve quality of life
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a series of building design strategies  aimed at deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. 
Law enforcement professionals, community planners and architects should be well versed in CPTED principles and strategies. They should work collaboratively to implement these strategies for new buildings and major renovation projects to minimize the occurrence of crime and provide for a safer environment.
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Executive Director Dan Keller provides an overview of the ACPI CPTED certification program

Course Details

This comprehensive training program provides a set of design strategies that can passively discourage inappropriate behavior and criminal activity. This program is presented online, eliminating the cost and disruption of travel.
Effectively engage in the security design for building and community projects
Establish proactive and unobtrusive crime prevention strategies in your community or organization
Enhance trust in your organization to improve relations with your community and constituents
Develop skills needed to advance your career in security or law enforcement
Obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit towards ASIS certifications

Who Should Attend?

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Business Leaders
  • Crime Prevention Specialists
  • Government Leaders
  • Community Officials
  • School Administrators
  • Security Professionals
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Solutions Providers
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Participants who successfully complete the program will achieve lifetime recognition as a Certified CPTED Specialist  

What's Included?

  • 41 Topic Areas
  • Presentation Slides
  • Reference Materials
  • Online Community Forum
  • Certification Exam
  • Lifetime Access

Course Contents (click + to expand)

Natural Surveillance
Natural Access Control
Territorial Reinforcement
Activity Support

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

Course Schedule and Registration


Complete on your own schedule

September 24-27, 2024

Live online, 11am-3pm ET each day


Contact us for a program tailored to your organization's needs

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 it is not always possible for multiple people to attend.


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. 
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