In-Person CPTED Training
In-Person Training
Online CPTED Training
Online Training
On-Site CPTED Training
On-Site Training

CPTED Training

CPTED strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, City Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Architects, Security Consultants, Educators or anyone involved in designing neighborhoods, schools, downtowns, buildings, or revitalization efforts. It is an effective way of fighting crime and promoting business. The NICP Specializes in CPTED Training and offers the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD).

Our mission is to provide you with the best and most current training possible. With a hands on approach we will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need in order for you to implement CPTED in your city, neighborhood, park, downtown, school, or building.

The NICP, Inc. holds several Basic and Advanced CPTED Training courses during the year in many locations throughout the United States.To view our upcoming CPTED training conferences, please visit the Conferences page. For further information contact the NICP, Inc at or 864-608-4894.

“The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life.”

CPTED Courses

The NICP offers in-person, on-site, and online CPTED training courses.  Listed below is more information about our courses including topic lists, agendas, and links to the in-person training calendar and online training.

In-Person Training vs. Online Training - What is best for you?

Advantages of In- Person Training

  • Sociability – Networking with other CPTED Practitioners during the course
  • Immediacy – Ability to get immediate answers to questions and feedback on classwork from the NICP’s knowledgeable CPTED instructors
  • Cooperative Learning – Hands-on activities are more dynamic and allow a more fluid exchange of ideas in an in-person setting
  • Diversity – The opportunity to work with various professionals that will be part of your CPTED team
  • Customizable – The NICP instructors can adjust the curriculum to the needs of the participants
  • Satisfaction – In-person training courses typically have higher satisfaction ratings
  • Dedicated Timeframe – The in-person training requires participants to complete the course in a dedicated period of time

Advantages of Online Training

  • Flexibility – The NICP’s Online CPTED training courses can be taken anytime, anywhere. This ensures flexibility in terms of time and effort.
  • Mobility – The NICP’s Online CPTED training courses can be taken anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • Cost Effective & Efficient – There are no travel expenses for the online training courses, and material can be studied at your own pace to meet your schedule and needs.
  • Online Support – The NICP provides support via online discussions, email, and scheduled meetings to support our students.
  • Easy Accessibility – The NICP’s CPTED course material is easily accessible through the online platform and can be reviewed even after the course is completed.
  • Curriculum and Learning Support – Module quizzes offers students the ability to understand where they stand in terms of knowledge. Students can review material and make corrections before moving on to new material. This helps better prepare students for the final exam.

Basic CPTED Training

CPTED Professional Designation
(CPD) Qualifying Course

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Strategies and Concepts
  • Human Behavior and CPTED
  • Barriers – Real vs. Symbolic/Fencing, Landscaping, & Interior Walls
  • Lighting For Safety
  • Planning, Zoning, and CPTED
  • Writing a CPTED Ordinance/Overlay Districts
  • Neighborhood Review – Applying CPTED Strategies (practical exercise)
  • CPTED Report Writing
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Group Site Plan Reviews (practical exercise)
  • Traffic Calming and CPTED
  • CPTED Around the Globe
  • CPTED Field Assessments (field exercise)
  • CPTED Field Assessment Group Presentations (practical exercise)
  • Graded Exam

Advanced CPTED Training

CPTED Professional Designation
(CPD) Qualifying Course

  • The Effect of Color on Human Behavior
  • Schools & CPTED (practical exercise)
  • Security for Schools
  • Public Art and CPTED
  • Terrorism and CPTED
  • Public Transportation & CPTED (practical exercise)
  • Parks and CPTED
  • Parks Site Plan Review (practical exercise)
  • Comfort Station Design & CPTED
  • Graded Exam

Specialized Topics Course

CPTED Professional Designation
(CPD) Renewal Course

  • Specialized Topics Courses allow you to expand your CPTED knowledge in specific areas
  • The 2 Day (16 Hour) Specialized Topics courses can be used to renew the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation
  • The Specialized Topics Course currently available:
    • CPTED and Placemaking
    • CPTED and Parks
    • CPTED and Houses of Worship
    • CPTED and Physical Security (Conducting a CPTED Security Survey)
    • CPTED and Schools
    • CPTED Communities
    • CPTED and Healthcare Facilities
    • CPTED and Cannabis Facilities

Benefits of Attending

Cities and Counties throughout the country are adopting CPTED ordinances requiring site plan reviews with crime prevention in mind. Law enforcement officers who are specially trained in CPTED are now working closely with Planners, Architects, City Officials, and Educators to ensure the proper design of structures, schools, and neighborhoods. Participants will learn how the design and use of the environment can control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime. They will learn crime prevention through natural means. How natural access control and natural surveillance decrease the opportunity for crime. Participants will learn the different aspects of lighting and its effects on human behavior. Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results using CPTED strategies. They will learn the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present one to lawmakers.

Who Should Attend

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Crime Prevention Personnel
  • School Resource Officers
  • Community Service Officers
  • Security Consultants
  • City Planners
  • Urban Planners
  • Park Planners
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Engineers
  • Public Health Personnel
  • City Administrators
  • Educators
  • Neighborhood Redevelopment
  • Economic Redevelopment
  • Homeland Security
  • Code Enforcement
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Public Art Personnel
  • Lighting & Utility Personnel
  • Crime Free Personnel
  • Non Profit Organizations


Art Hushen is the President of NICP, Inc.

Art Hushen is the President/Owner of the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP, Inc.), a global training and consulting company specializing in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. (CPTED) The NICP maintains the nationally recognized CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program.

Prior to the creation of NICP, Inc., Art was assigned to the Tampa Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau / CPTED Section where he was instrumental in the creation of the Department’s CPTED Unit and Tampa’s first CPTED Ordinance for the Westshore Business District, which is the largest Business District in Florida. He implemented the CPTED review process for the Tampa Parks Department Greenways and Trails Master Plan. He worked with the Tampa Housing Authority on their Hope VI program and was part of the task force implementing design guidelines. He completed the CPTED review process for the West Tampa Overlay District, East Tampa Overlay District, and the Tampa Lighting Initiative. Art also completed the City of Tampa’s Downtown Security Guideline requirements under the Mayor of Tampa’s Downtown Initiative. He implemented CPTED strategies into security and design reviews of commercial buildings, schools, multi family housing, and residential communities. Art implemented similar strategies in zoning ordinances, land use development, public transportation, and roadway design through traffic calming. He has conducted numerous CPTED site reviews and security surveys for the City ofTampa as well as for the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

As President of NICP, Inc. he continues a similar process of implementing CPTED concepts and strategies at a national level through training programs and consulting with various government, private sector, and nonprofit groups. Through the implementation of the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program the NICP has set a standard for professional recognition for those earning the CPD.

Art received his Crime Prevention Practitioner Certification and CPTED Designation through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute where he assisted in the creation of the Advanced CPTED program, the State standards for the CPTED Designation, Critical Infrastructure and CPTED, Making Schools Safe by Design program, CPTED for Hospitals, and Lighting for Safety He is the lead CPTED instructor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office specializing in Basic & Advanced CPTED, and Advanced CPTED Topics. Art is also an instructor for D-PREP, LLC specializing in Basic and Advanced CPTED. Art holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.

Art is the past Chairman of the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA), Past Board Member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), Past Board Member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and is a member of ASIS International and previously served on the ASIS Physical Security Council. Art has conducted seminars and training through the United States and has been a guest speaker / trainer in Canada, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Art is a recipient of the Florida Design Out Crime Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joelle Hushen is the Executive Director of the NICP, Inc.

Joelle Hushen, as the Executive Director of the NICP, Inc., is responsible for course curriculum, standards, and evaluation. This includes the development and maintenance of the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) program, which has become the recognized standard for CPTED professionals. As part of the CPD program Joelle designed the CPTED Review, Exam, & Assessment Course and is the lead instructor.

Joelle has a background in education and research with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida. She has completed the Basic, Advanced, and Specialized CPTED topics, and holds the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation. Joelle is a member of the University of South Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA).

Jay Toth

Jay Toth is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Jay supervised the crime prevention and school resource deputy program and was part of the school security assessment team providing security surveys, reviews, law enforcement services and training to the school district. He regularly provided community education programs to neighborhood watch groups, home-owners associations, students, parents, citizen groups, clubs and associations on topics such as cyber-crime, internet safety, neighborhood watch, frauds, scams, school security, and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). He completed numerous security and CPTED surveys, inspections and reviews for commercial, residential and educational facilities during his career.

Jay is a member of the Florida Design Out Crime Association and the Florida Crime Prevention Association. He holds his Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner, Florida School Resource Officer Practitioner, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner designations through the Office of the Attorney General of Florida’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute.

He has been instructing law enforcement topics on a state-wide basis for over 20 years, including crime prevention and school resource officer topics for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida.  Jay currently instructs topics on the state, national and international level such as Basic CPTED, Advanced CPTED, CPTED for Schools and CPTED for Houses of Worship for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

Kory Sneed
Kory Sneed

Kory Sneed is an Emergency Management Specialist for one of the largest hospital networks in Arizona.  The Emergency Management Department is responsible for the prevention of, preparation for and response to internal and external disasters.  This includes disaster preparedness training for staff, the coordination of the Incident Command System and patient decontamination.  Once the disaster is mitigated, his department assists in the recovery to resume daily operations.  Kory retired in 2018 from the Scottsdale Police Department after a 24 year career.  His early assignments included Gang Liaison Officer, Bike Unit Officer, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer and School Resource Officer (SRO) where he received his Detective status investigating all crimes related to his students, staff and school.  He served as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor and was a member of the Peer Support – Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Kory received his Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

The last 14 years of his law enforcement career, he held the position of Crime Prevention Officer.  Kory was responsible for reviewing crime statistics, partnering with other city departments, residents and local businesses to develop strategies to reduce current crime trends.  As part of his duties, he conducted security assessments utilizing CPTED strategies for hospitals, schools, parks, hotels and resorts, multi-family housing, residential and commercial properties. Kory worked closely with other city departments such as Code Enforcement, Design and Review, and Parks and Recreation to implement CPTED standards and conduct site plan reviews.

For almost a decade, he served as the Training Coordinator and Vice President of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. In 2008, he began teaching crime prevention and CPTED for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC).  Over the last six years, Kory has instructed the Basic and Advanced CPTED for NICP both nationally and internationally.  In 2019, Kory received his Professional Development Series in Emergency Management from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA and his Advanced Professional Series in Disaster Operations from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

Bill Wann

Bill Wann has been with the Sacramento Police Department for over 17 years and is currently assigned as the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Sergeant. His prior assignments include patrol, bicycle patrol and professional standards. Bill has also been a field training officer, a police academy instructor, a member of peer support, supervised a crime suppression team, and worked temporarily in crime analysis and sexual assault/child abuse.

As the CPTED Sergeant, Bill is responsible for implementing CPTED principles through site plan reviews of public and private development projects. In this role, Bill works closely with other City departments as well as advocacy groups.

Bill also coordinates and consults on CPTED assessments throughout the City. Additionally, Bill has created partnerships with other agencies to provide CPTED training to local public officials and private citizens. Bill concurrently supervises the Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit, the Tow Unit, and the military surplus program.

As an instructor, Bill has developed and implemented standards-based curriculum content in the topics of CPTED, the management of public demonstrations, custody, property crimes, handling disputes, and information systems. Bill has presented at police and dispatch academies, in-service training, and to neighborhood and corporate groups.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Chapman University and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Bill is a graduate of the California POST Management Course and is also a graduate of Class 323 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Bill holds a CPTED Professional Designation from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Bill is an active member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association where he currently serves as Region II Vice Chair.

Tom Wyatt

Tom Wyatt is a native of Flint, Michigan, and has been working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, neighborhood revitalization, and capacity building for over ten years. Currently, Tom is Project Manager for ‘Renew the Avenue: A Public Safety Project in the University Avenue Corridor”. In this role, Tom manages a $1M Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant for Kettering University; a $150K Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) grant from the Centers for Disease Control for projects in University Avenue Corridor; and other grants that are targeted towards placemaking and economic development. Additionally, Tom co-chairs the University Avenue Corridor Coalition, a group of over 100 organizations, businesses, institutions, and neighborhoods. The University Avenue Corridor is a 3 square mile area adjacent to downtown Flint that includes four neighborhoods, two hospitals, two universities, the Flint River, a number of parks and Flint’s only stadium.

Additional components of Tom’s work include urban planning, parks planning, placemaking, GIS mapping, vacant land adaptive re-use, resource development, and building capacity in residents and neighborhoods. Tom has earned the NICP CPTED Designation and has trained over 200 individuals in CPTED in 2016. He is certified by the National Charrette Institute in Charrette Management and Facilitation. He is also authorized to teach Placemaking As An Economic Development Tool, a curriculum created by the State of Michigan. Tom is a member of the American Planning Association and the Congress for New Urbanism.

Mark Screiber

Mark Schreiber is a Security Engineer and Technical Consultant who has been in the security industry for almost 20 years. For the majority of this time, he has directly been responsible for the complete design of large enterprise physical security systems from conception to design completion and oversight. Mark Schreiber has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Mark has acted as the lead design engineer for multiple industrial/commercial projects across the globe. He has supported power generation facilities, chemical/process plants, manufacturing plants, micro-electronics production, pharmaceutical plants, and multiple commercial facilities.

Mark is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioner and has been fully trained by the NICP, Inc. and holds the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). In addition, Mark is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has designed physical security into facilities across the globe, including the implementation of CPTED principles in partnership with Architectural and Engineering design firms. In addition to his practice, Mark also contributes to the industry as an ASIS Council Vice President, ASIS Chapter Chairperson and other leadership roles. He is a regular speaker on CPTED and other design subjects for multiple conferences, including ASIS, ISC/SIA, NCMS, NACSA, and IAHSS.

Brian Kornegay

Brian Kornegay, a native of Phoenix Arizona, began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1988 and is currently assigned as the Coordinator of three programs: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Criminal Nuisance Abatement and Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol. His prior assignments include; patrol, Field Training Officer, Community Action Officer, Crime Free Multi-Housing Officer & Abatement Detective. Prior to working for the police department Brian worked in private security and retail businesses, he also worked briefly in the construction field.

Brian is a lifetime member and a past president of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (ACPA). He has been a member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) where he earned his Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) designation. Brian is a CPTED Practitioner having received his early CPTED training from the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. He continued his CPTED education with the NICP and has earned the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD).

Brian is a regular instructor in the state of Arizona on topics such as, CPTED, Crime Abatement, Crime Prevention, Physical Security Measures, Personal Safety and Community Policing. Brian has taught; at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy, post academy and in-service classes for Phoenix PD, as a guest instructor for community colleges and Arizona State University, for AZPOST (Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board) as well as at local, regional and international conferences.

Brian’s CPTED Coordinator duties have him working with; developers, builders and business owners, preforming security assessments, speaking to planning committees, assisting with neighborhood charrettes, and presenting at many community meetings.

Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D. 

Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.  She provides unbiased and relevant information to community practitioners, leaders, and citizens. Most of her work focuses on providing educational sessions, hands on trainings, and technical assistance for communities needing to conduct citizen input sessions, systematic survey and counting methodologies, and effective planning and prioritization processes for parks and related open spaces. Jamie Rae also provides information on park and programming trends that address relevant issues.  She has presented over 200 educational sessions for agents, practitioners, communities, national conferences, state association conferences, and key note speeches. She has also facilitated over 150 citizen input and strategic planning sessions.

Jamie Rae has worked directly on funded projects with over thirty communities/groups to implement evidence planning processes (e.g., citizen input, systematic program and land use analysis, readiness, asset mapping, feasibility studies, etc.) to improve programming and infrastructure. Collectively, this has resulted in the development and installation of school and community trails; park enhancement projects such as lighting, park cleanup efforts, improved maintenance, and increased safety patrol; pop-up-play & placemaking/park activation; community built playgrounds; wayfinding, gateway, and trail signage enhancements; park master plan updates; and one assessment for park department national accreditation. These accomplishments have increased community economies, addressed resident retention and attraction issues, increased access to physical activity opportunities, and improved community health. They have been due in part to the over $3.5 million dollars acquired in funding with approximately $2.5 million going directly to urban and municipal park programs and applied research and planning efforts. In turn, Dr. Walker has authored or co-authored 6 peer-reviewed papers, 11 extension publications, and 37 technical reports from this work.

Jamie Rae is currently the PI for the Texas A&M Extension Working on Wellness Environments program funded by the CDC to support locally driven policy, system, and environmental change. She has previously contributed to CDC programs for seven years as a co-investigator and to USDA regional development programs as a co-PI for four years. She was a member of the USDA Stronger Economies Together curriculum development team. Jamie Rae is a Walk Audit trainer, Strategic Doing Facilitator, and is designated in CPTED. Her award highlights include: the 2018 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Excellence in Community Development programming award (regionally and nationally) for her work on CPTED and parks and open spaces, the 2015 Superior Service Team Award from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for Working on Wellness Starr County, the 2015 NIFA Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts “Stronger Economies Together Team”, the 2012 Texas Recreation and Park Society Educator Outstanding Service Award, the 2008 Texas A&M University System Vice Chancellor Excellence Award in Graduate Student Teaching, and the 2006 National Recreation and Park Association Graduate Student of the Year.

Jamie Rae loves the opportunities she has been provided to link local experts and advocates to the educational resources and tools they need to empower change in their community spaces.

Tom Hushen

Tom Hushen currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator and is Chief of the County Fire Marshals division for Cameron County, Texas. He reports to the county’s highest elected official. Tom has worked to improve the security of county buildings and develop a countywide, public safety communications system. He has led efforts to include small cities and rural communities in regional emergency plans, and has overseen the formation of hazardous response teams at each end of the county. He also oversees the communications for Cameron County.

Tom has served on two State boards appointed by the Governor’s office for the State of Texas. Tom also served as the Administrator for the Regional Advisory Council on Trauma. He was in charge of administering federal grants to all hospitals from Brownsville to Laredo, Texas. He also worked with the Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, State and Federal agencies on evacuation protocols and radio communications.

During his twenty seven-year career in law enforcement Tom served as Chief of Police for Los Indios, Texas and worked with the City of Harlingen, Texas Police Department, Tom was responsible for a number of programs and initiatives, including work as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer and development of security plans for the local school district. He served as an instructor at the Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Police Academy, teaching cadets Community Oriented Police strategies.

Tom retired from the Harlingen Police Department as a Commander, having attained recognition as a Master Peace Officer. He continues to serve as an instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and served as a City Commissioner for the City of Harlingen.