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University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)

The NCS4 offers courses for multi-disciplined professionals responsible for the safety and security of sporting and special events. Courses are in the areas of risk management, incident management, communications, evacuation, and protective actions. They have expanded their offerings to include a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification for individuals who hold leadership positions in the sports security industry and meet the requisite education and experience requirements. There is also a Certified Sports Venue Staff (CSVS) certification that recognizes front line venue and event staff who have completed standardized, role-specific training intended to provide a baseline understanding of safety and security functions.