Homeland Security Certification (CHPA Level I)

Those who hold level I through IV Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA) designations have demonstrated to future employers that through course work and testing, they are prepared to begin a career and advance their career in the area of Homeland Security.

homeland security certifications - NSA - Global Center for Public SafetyCertified Homeland Protection Associate Level I

General Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or a Citizen of a Country in which the U.S. does not have Sanctions
  • At least 20 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge from the U.S. military (for U.S. Veterans only)
  • Neither a record of disciplinary action from any state, province or territory, or licensing or certification board within the past ten years nor subject under any such investigation
  • Current Student enrolled at an accredited College or University or a Graduate of an accredited College or University  OR current employment or volunteer in Public Safety and/or Security area.


  • No previous experience is required for this level. However, the candidate should be studying or working in any Public Safety and/or Security area (Law enforcement, criminal justice, emergency management, safety, fire/rescue, etc.) or related area (Public health, volunteer management, chaplains, etc.)


  • High school diploma

Training and Examination for CHPA Level I (75 questions) – You must receive an 80% or better.

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Introduction to Terrorism (Domestic and International)
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directives
  • National Preparedness Goal
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Emergency Management Phases


CHPA Level I Application Fee: Global Society Member $165 Non-Member $265
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Applicants must submit a completed application along with supporting documentation including a Driver’s License, resume, degree(s) or transcript(s) (if applicable), military record(s) (if applicable), and a copy of appropriate certifications or designations, and/or a copy of certificates from any completed homeland security related course (including those from DHS, FEMA, NSA and/or NDPCI). In addition, all U.S. Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214 attesting no dishonorable discharge. Applicants can submit the documentation by mail or online.

Download Mail-In Application