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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Certification Course

March 19-22, 2018
Daily schedule: 8:00am – 5:00pm

One Harbor Street, Suite 301
Boston, MA
Public parking is available next to the Securitas building.
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Cost / Registration:
Early bird prior to February 9: $325
After February 9: $350
We have reached registration capacity for this course.

Class size is limited to 40.  Therefore, payment is required at time of registration. Pay at the door is not being offered. If payment must be made by check, contact Craig McQuate at craig.mcquate@takeda.com

Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Cancellation Policy

Course Description

The Basic CPTED Certification Seminar focuses upon basic CPTED skills and knowledge required by law enforcement personnel, security professionals, architects and community planners. The seminar will be of significant benefit to crime prevention and community resource specialists with limited CPTED training and experience. Individuals who successfully complete this four-day seminar, will be certified by the American Crime Prevention Institute as “Certified CPTED Specialists.”


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED (pronounced “sep-ted”) is a series of design strategies based upon the principle that “…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.” 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. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence criminal decisions that precede
criminal acts. Research into criminal behavior indicates the decision whether to commit
a criminal offense is more influenced by cues to the personal risk of being caught than by
cues to reward or ease of entry.

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