The most comprehensive, realistic and up-to-date training for personnel who are responsible for threats within the workplace. We prepare you for real-life scenarios and success!
For the first time in history The McAfee Institute brings together the industries best to form the only board certification focused on preventing, investigating and responding to crisis and threats in the workplace.
Active shooter scenarios and workplace violence situations unfold quickly leaving the employees vulnerable with little time to respond and mitigate the event. More Americans are murdered at work than die at work from any other cause. OSHA reports 1,000 workplace homicides per year and when adjusted for estimated incidents not reported to OSHA exceeds 1,500 per year. OSHA estimates assaults in the workplace at 2 million per year with other estimates as high as 10 million per year. OSHA estimates sexual assaults in the workplace at 51,000 per year with other estimates as high as 500,000 per year.
Estimates of the economic impact of workplace violence range from $70 million to $200 million annually. Workplace violence results in 1,175,100 lost workdays annually; $55 million in lost wages annually, lost productivity, legal expenses, property damage, diminished public image, and increased security costs.
The skills that you will learn by studying for the WVTS will help you to become the resident expert in dealing with potential work place violence situations, threats in the workplace, active shooter situations and more. You will learn everything from Threat Assessment, Prevention, Implementation, Investigation, Prosecution, Root Cause Analysis, and Response.
What are the requirements for Board Certification?
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 certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than 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
Welcome to WVTS Board Certification
Overview of WPV
Prevention Program - Design and Implementation
Threat Assessment Program
Management and Response
Employment, Legal & Reporting
Audit & Analysis