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Certified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist (WVTS) - Residential

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Original price $10,679.00
Current price $2,797.00

  • Lifetime Access & Updates: ($1797 Value)
  • Resident Live Training Program: ($2797 Value)
  • Online Exam License - 1 Year Access: ($997 Value)
  • Prep Review Quizzes: ($497 Value)
  • Digital Study Guide: ($497 Value)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: ($997 Value)
  • Graduation Packet: ($997 Value)
  • Delivery Method: Live Instructor
  • Exam Format: Instructor Proctored
  • Duration: 50 Hours
  • Credits Awarded: 50 CPE
  • Credential Earned: Board Certification


For the first time in history, The McAfee Institute brings together the industry's best, to form the only board certification focused on preventing, investigating and responding to crisis and threats in the workplace & school systems.

Active shooter scenarios and workplace violence situations unfold quickly leaving the employees vulnerable with little time to respond and mitigate the event.

The skills that you will learn by studying for the WVTS will help you to become the resident expert in dealing with potential workplace violence situations, threats in the workplace and school system, active shooter situations and more.

You will learn everything from Threat Assessment, Prevention, Implementation, Investigation, Prosecution, Root Cause Analysis, and Response.

• Welcome to WVTS Board Certification
• Overview of Workplace Violence
• Workplace Violence Prevention Program
• Active Shooter Planning
• Threat Assessment Program
• School Violence – Enhanced School Safety Planning
• Investigating Workplace Violence
• Investigative Interviews
• Behavioral Analysis
• Interpersonal Deception Theory
• Organizational Recovery After Incident
• The Legal Obligations of Employers
• Partnerships
• Employer and Law Enforcement Guidelines
• Audit & Analysis
• Legal Fundamentals
• Emergency Actions
• Final Board Exam

  • Exam Pass Guarantee - We do offer an exam pass guarantee which states if you take and complete the entire course and get 90% or better on all of the quizzes, and then sit for the exam and fail you will get another single attempt on us.
  • Exam Details Program - is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The exam is taken online at the convenience of your home or office. It is a closed book exam and is 200 questions. The questions are in a true/false, multiple-choice & scenario-based format. It is a timed exam, you get 3 hours to complete the exam and you must do so in one sitting. Once you start the exam you must complete it. You get one attempt to pass the exam. If you fail the exam you must purchase a new exam license to sit for the exam.
Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in workplace violence, active shooter scenarios, fraud investigations or prevention, workplace investigations, criminal investigations, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, human resources, and/or loss prevention or other similar fields
Associates degree plus two years of experience
High school diploma or equivalency plus four years of experience or A minimum two years’ experience as a full-time faculty member at an accredited educational institution. 

In addition, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a WVTS®. 

Applicant must provide a copy of the certified transcript of education ONLY if using a college degree rather than an experience to qualify. Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist.

What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above that's OK! We offer a qualified program where you can get the same great training and earn a "Qualified" credential. Then when you meet the eligibility all you need to do is return and purchase the Certified Exam License to sit for the exam and earn your "Certified" credential. (Click image below for more information)

How often do our certifications need to be renewed?

The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 18 CPE credits. 

Want to learn more about the WVTS? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in workplace violence and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert after the completion of this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

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