Hostage Negotiations Certification

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INITIAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Training: Attend PATC Hostage Negotiation Phase I, II and III

Testing: Complete written testing and practical at the conclusion of Phase III

(Conducted at class)

CERTIFICATION VALIDITY

Certification will be valid for two (2) years. The successful candidate will receive special recognition for this achievement.

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

To recertify, you must complete any of the following training:

  • Retake Hostage Negotiation Phase III course

                                 OR

  • Attend a PATC Hostage Conference

                                 OR

  • Complete the Hostage Negotiator Certification Online Renewal Exam

                                 OR

  • Attend Hostage Negotiations with the Empathy Impaired and Psychopaths

                                 OR

  • Attend all four of the following webinar replays:

  1. Introduction to Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation

  2. Negotiating with Suicidal Individuals

  3. Responding to Armed Suicidal Subjects

  4. Critical Incident Stress Management and Officer Wellness

*No other hostage training qualifies for recertification