Frequently Asked Questions
Certificates differ from other kinds of market credentials. Certificates are often misunderstood and confused with certifications or licensing, which are usually regulated by a third-party governing body or government agency. The essential difference between a certificate and a license/certification is that the certificates are earned in a classroom. Licenses/certifications are awarded based on performance on a test, licensing fees, and other regulatory considerations. Certificates more closely resemble condensed highly focused degrees. They are awarded mainly by public schools or private, non-degree-granting institutions like ESI, basically technical trade schools.
ESI Certificates are sought by several groups:
- Lifelong learners enhancing mid-career skill sets or reinventing themselves.
- Private sector government employees with a background in Law Enforcement.
- Military Service looking to transition into private sector security/protective services.
- Individuals seeking entry-level opportunities.
- Students looking to enhance a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a highly focused Certificate Program.
Value for the money;
Practically and professionally oriented;
Providing a commitment to lifelong learning;
Flexible and customizable;
Providing both global and local learning;
Providing networking opportunities;
Providing a positive return on investment; and
Helping career advancement at a low cost.
Tuition covers your course cost, classroom supplies, school uniforms, ammunition in 9mm for
pistols, carbines in .223 and rifle ammunition in .308 ** Ammunition supplied depends on what course or courses
you are enrolled in.**
Training is located in Grand Junction, Colorado.
No, we do not do job placement. However, we do support you in your search for a job, and that starts in the classroom. We teach blocks of instruction on how to market yourself, resume writing, as well as common pitfalls to avoid.
We also do resume reviews in the office where we can assist you in formatting your resume. As a graduate, you will have access to our private job posting board where we post about 100 jobs a month. You will also have networking opportunities in the course as well as at our annual conference. Check out this video for more.
No, we do not do physical fitness testing. As a guideline, if you are able to stand, walk, run for short distances, and move or lift 50 lbs you will be good to go.
On average our students spend about $150.00 per week on food. You know your meal preferences best so plan a realistic budget that you will be comfortable with during training.
ESI vehicles will be provided for training exercises and transportation to and from the shooting range. ESI vehicles will not be available for personal use.
ESI has negotiated rates at the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. Grand Junction, CO 81506. You are welcome to stay wherever you like, but please be aware that if you choose not to stay at the Grand Vista you will be responsible for your own daily transportation to the classroom.
You must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED to attend the Residency training.
There is no maximum age limit.
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