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L.I.A. is closed all major holidays, however, if a student/prospective student needs to contact us they can call the toll free number and leave a message. Someone will return your call the next business day. Students can also email the academy at


Lion Investigation Academy maintains permanent student academic records. The contents of these records are confidential and will not be divulged except upon the written request of the student.


Other transcripts of academic records will be made available to the student or to a designated person at the student’s request.  The first transcript is available at no charge.  A fee of $5.00 will be required for each additional transcript request.

Refund Policy

  Lion Investigation Academy accepts refund requests in any manner.(example: email, written, verbal or in person)

  The application fee is non-refundable.             

  For a student canceling after the fifth calendar day following the date of the enrollment, but prior to receipt of course material all monies will be refunded less the application fee.

  If a student withdrawals after the submission of the first lesson refunds will be calculated as follows:

         Up to and including completion of 10% of the program, LIA will refund 90% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 10% and up to and including 25% completion, LIA will refund 75% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 25% and up to and including 50% completion, LIA will refund 50% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 50% completion of the program, students are not entitled to a refund.


        In support of its philosophy, Lion Investigation Academy seeks:

  To provide a program that will improve the knowledge and skills of an individual currently engaged in this field of endeavor.

  To provide a program covering all of the basics an individual currently must know before entering this field of endeavor.

  To provide through field assignment situations and experiences that an individual, as an investigator, will encounter.

  To develop the skills necessary to write clear and concise reports.

  To develop self-discipline, individual initiative, the ability to accept responsibilities, and a positive attitude toward self-improvement.

Admission Procedure

The completed application for admission must be sent to the Academy with official evidence of high school completion.  A (non-refundable) registration fee must accompany the application.  If the applicant is academically qualified and fully aware of his/her financial obligation, the applicant will be accepted and promptly notified by the Academy.  Instructional materials will be mailed to the student after the student has submitted payment outlined in the payment schedule under STUDENT SERVICES.


  All applicants are required to submit a $50.00 non refundable registration fee with their application.

  Please refer to our various payment options on the application for enrollment.

  The student will be responsible for all postage on tests and assignments returned to the Academy.  The Academy will be responsible to pay for all postage on lessons, tests, and field assignments.

  Payments to the Academy can be made by personal check, money order, and credit card (Master Card, Visa, and Discover). If a personal check is sent materials will not be sent to the student until the bank clears the check.

  A calculated one time fee will be required for Overseas Air Mail for students residing in Africa, The near and far East, Europe, South America, Central America, and the West Indies who do not have access to the US Postal Service.  The fee is required after a student is accepted into the Academy and is to be sent with the first payment, you will be notified of such payment.

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The curriculum is designed with the proper balance of general and specific subjects, which provide the students with a broad background in both theory and practical application. The program is supplemented by a broad acquaintance with related subjects.


Objective of this course: To teach men and women the art of close protection in a manner for beginners or for those who only wish to gain basic knowledge.

Student Policy: The student is permitted to study the course at his/her own pace.  Although the student has two years to complete the course, he or she should endeavor to submit one (1) test per month or every other month.  The student should strive to complete every field assignment.

Lesson Information: The Diploma program in Close Protection of the Lion Investigation Academy consists of 21 lessons.  After each lesson, there is a test.  The student must earn a passing grade of 75% on this test.  In the event the student fails the test, he/she will be allowed to take the test again, up to three times.  The course requires completion of a final exam, and the student must attain a passing grade of 75%.  The final exam consists of three essay questions.

Special Note: If a student should fail a test after 3 attempts, he/she will not be allowed to retake the test.  However, he/she may still graduate as long as he or she attains a 75% average grade upon completion of the course.



Lesson 1          CP Officers Duties  

Lesson 2          Residential Security   

Lesson 3          Hotel Security                 

Lesson 4          Route Selection  

Lesson 5          S.O.P         

Lesson 6          Advance Reconnaissance      

Lesson 7          OODA       


Lesson 8          Weapons     

Lesson 9          Optical Devices   

Lesson 10        Baton Techniques  

Lesson 11        Arrest & Cuffing Techniques    

Lesson 12        Unarmed Combat   

Lesson 13        Terrorists    

Lesson 14        Vehicle Search    


Lesson 15        Explosives    

Lesson 16        Ballistic Armour   

Lesson 17        First Aid    

Lesson 18        Team Positions & Cover Techniques    

Lesson 19        Vehicle Tactics   

Lesson 20        CP Team Counter Surveillance  

Lesson 21        Countermeasures   

FINAL EXAM       1 Final Examination: Three essay questions

Course Description


This lesson will give an understanding of the duties of a CP (close protection) officer including proper protocol in client dealings, threat assessments, creating client profiles, threat profiles, and security dealings.


This lesson give an understanding of the proper procedures for determining the level of security needed for the specific areas of a client’s residence as well as maintaining and continuing that security.


This lesson will give an understanding of proper security procedures for the client while the client is traveling.


This lesson will give an understanding on the planning of different routes, the route selection, and advising client of the basic safety rules for the travels the client makes.

Lesson 5 - S.O.P

This lesson will give an understanding of the proper guidelines for the established procedures for the SOP for different scenarios from everyday routines to emergency situations.


This lesson will give an understanding on how to properly gather information, evaluate and analyze the information, and proceed with a final security plan of a site that will be visited by the client in the near future.

Lesson 7  - OODA

This lesson will give an understanding on how to observe and act in a split second time frame in hostile situations.

Lesson 8  - WEAPONS

This lesson will give a basic knowledge on the familiarization of weapons used by both operatives and the opposition, an explanation of advanced gun techniques, safety regulations, unconventional firearms, as well as, what can really happen in a weapons fight.  This lesson is not a replacement for proper weapons training.


This lesson will give an understanding on the various optical devices available and the purpose of each.


This lesson will give a basic understanding of the use of the baton for offensive and defensive protection, and the different kinds of batons.  This lesson is not a replacement for proper baton training.


This lesson will give a basic understanding of how to properly handle a suspect that must be detained, and the rules to follow.  This lesson is not a replacement for proper arrest and cuffing training.


This lesson will give a basic understanding for the CP officer, working an unarmed assignment, on how to protect a client.  This lesson will brief the student on how protect the client in a situation when weapons are not feasible.  This lesson does not replace the proper training required for a CP officer.

Lesson 13 - TERRORISTS

This lesson will give an understanding on the different terrorist groups, terrorist motives, common terrorist activities, and negotiating techniques.


This lesson will give an understanding on how to properly conduct a vehicle search, what to look for to effectively prevent the opposition from planting any device under, on, or inside the vehicle, and where to locate these items.

Lesson 15 - EXPLOSIVES

This lesson will give an understanding on how to handle bomb scare situations and evacuate the client, as well as the different types of explosives, how to prepare bomb incidents, bomb constructions, and description of what some concealed bombs may look like, and search equipment and techniques.  This lesson is not a replacement for proper explosives training.


This lesson will give an understanding in the various types of ballistic armour, and a list of items that will penetrate the armour.

Lesson 17 - FIRST AID

This lesson gives a basic understanding in first aid in order to take care of and help themselves, client and fellow operatives if they are wounded.  The do’s and don’ts when administering first aid for various injures and response to same.  This lesson does not replace proper first aid training.


This lesson gives an understanding of the different team positions and techniques utilized in order to protect clients, different protection positions to follow depending on the situation and the threat.


This lesson will give an understanding on the purpose of vehicle positions and tactics in the protection of the client when traveling.


This lesson will give an understanding of simple bur effective surveillance techniques and how covert surveillance can be used against the operative.


Various devices, description of everyday non-de script electronic spy equipment, electronic sweeps/ searches, where to look for passive devices, where to search for electronics eavesdropping equipment.  This lesson is brief and the student will be instructed to keep abreast of all updated devices as they are presented via industry publication...


FINAL EXAM      1 Final Examination: Three essay questions




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