Course: ACT Instructor Certification Course

Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
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Do you have a passion for protecting others and making your community safer? Put your experience to good use and take your skills to the next level. Become an ACT Certified Instructor.

Click here to learn more about the requirements, benefits and features of becoming an ACT Certified Instructor.

Having an ACT Certified Instructor™ on staff can help organizations improve security and reduce liability. The program is designed to enhance, complete or complement existing programs.

The instructor course has two components: Web Based Learning and Hands-On Training.

The course is comprised of six learning modules, a test, a certification, and a three days hands-on training.

The course can be purchased by clicking the button to the right with the date and location you're interested in.

Course Registration & Certification
We only accept law abiding people that are serious about training and will be a credit to their community. All course participants will be required to get a passing grade to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Progression
Course participants must successfully complete the online course prior to attending the Hands-On-Training. An application for the course will be sent to you after you successfully complete the online course.

Course Materials
Access to the online learning program is provided to course participants prior to the Hands-On Training. A complete instructor package and support materials will be provided to all course graduates. All of the Hands On Training equipment and props are included.

Course Location
The program is designed to accommodate time constrictions and make use of readily available facilities.

We can deliver this training at any location (class room with access to corridors and stairwell).

Hosting entities are entitled to one complimentary course attendance for every ten participants.

Group rate discounts are available. Please contact us for more information at:

There is no doubt that all victims of violence share a common desire of staying alive. What they lack is the knowledge necessary to act in self-preservation.

As an ACT Certified Instructor™, you will be able to empower others with knowledge that can help save lives.

The ACT Certified Instructor™ course curriculum is focused on two components: Prevention & Response.

As an ACT Certified Instructor™, you will be able to teach the essential functions of the “First Preventers” in recognizing and reporting signs of danger and help reducing vulnerabilities. You will also be able to train others how to act as “On-Location Responders” during the initial moments of an attack and minimize casualties.

The ACT Instructor Certification™ course is personally taught by the program developer and founder.

In the 3 days Hands On Instructor Training you will learn:

DAY ONE – Prevention & Preparedness

  • Trends & Potentials and Indicators & Warnings of violence
  • Preventive security and early warning systems
  • Emergency response planning and practice
  • Weapon defense and gun disarmament
  • Use of cover and improvised weapons
  • Safe escape and evacuation
  • Crisis communication

DAY TWO – Response & Survival

  • Survival Fighting
  • Defense of a third party
  • Critical decisions making
  • Interaction with First Responders
  • Hiding and barricading (Lockdown)
  • Leadership and crisis communication
  • Collective resistance and teamwork response
  • Last Resort Active Shooter Survival Measures

DAY THREE – Instructorship Skills

  • Training standards & rules
  • Instructor support materials
  • Classroom setting and props
  • Principles of survival learning
  • Presentation and delivery skills
  • Effective teaching methodology
  • Instructor administrative support
  • Live drills coordination and safety
  • Instructor final exam and certification

Course Lessons (6)

Trends and Potentials

Active Shooter and terrorist attacks have a profound effect on educational institutions, businesses and local communities. To understand the risks we need to be familiar with the latest trends...

Indicators and Warnings

Acts of violence and Active Shooter attacks are not random or unpredictable. They are often the outcome of a long process and provide warning signs that are often ignored or misunderstood.


Schools, hospitals and businesses must take pro-active measures to anticipate dangerous circumstances and mitigate security risks before they occur. Being prepared and using preventive measure...


To protect employees and students from internal or external threats organizations need to have All Hazards Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) that addresses all phases of the violence cycle. Imple...


In order to survive Active Shooter or terrorist attacks, people at the scene must be able to work together and take immediate actions. In life threatening circumstances, we automatically resort ...

Last Resort Survival

What do you do to save yourself and others when you cannot escape and an Active Shooter is forcing his way through the door of your classroom or office intent on killing you (not to take you ...

Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.
Related Certifications:
  • Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival: Instructor

Lead Instructor

Alon Stivi

Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention and survival.

He is the founder of ACT Cert® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.