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How long is an AVERT certification good for and how often should we train our staff?2023-07-11T05:08:14+00:00

AVERT certification is valid for two years. We recommend training staff annually or every two years and maintaining a workplace safety program to protect against harm or violence as required by OSHA [section 32.0.2(1)]. Clear policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated annually.

How long does the AVERT certification training course take?2023-07-11T04:59:05+00:00

The AVERT course is delivered in a “blended” training format. This means students will first receive online training introducing them to the subject and preparing them for the instructor-led session.

The instructor-led session lasts approximately three hours and includes hands-on training, realistic drills, and education with encouraging tips and feedback. Class sizes are limited to 15 people or less per instructor. All participants have an opportunity to practice and gain the confidence to respond appropriately if an active violence or life-threatening situation arises.

What makes AVERT different from other active shooter training programs?2023-07-11T04:58:43+00:00

Once taught only to industry professionals, the content in AVERT has been specifically adapted for the general public by medical and law enforcement experts. Unlike other training programs that focus solely on Run, Hide, Fight techniques, AVERT uses a dynamic method to teach situational awareness, how to react during a violent situation, and how to protect yourself and others. AVERT also emphasizes how to respond to stop the bleed of severe injuries that are often a result of these occurrences.

Are the AVERT trainings only in-person?2023-07-12T16:45:08+00:00

Our trainings are available in-person, on-site, and online and blended.  We are happy to offer you the training environment that will work best for your organization.

Does AVERT use weapons in the training?2023-07-11T04:55:13+00:00

Authorized AVERT instructors use orange replica weapons to discuss the types of weapons most commonly used in violent situations. The replicas are also used to demonstrate how to disarm an attacker if other alternatives, such as evading and escaping, are not possible.

What medical components are taught in AVERT?2023-07-11T04:54:43+00:00

AVERT teaches topics from both active shooter response and emergency bleeding control training. By combining these topics into one dynamic hands-on course, AVERT covers a wide range of what you need to know to react during a life-threatening situation.

What is the standard AVERT class size?2023-07-11T04:54:25+00:00

The AVERT certification course is an active program that integrates hands-on skills and techniques, making it necessary to require a maximum class size of 15 students per authorized AVERT Instructor..

Who should be trained in AVERT?2023-07-11T04:54:03+00:00

All employees should participate in AVERT training to help ensure they know how to prevent incidents and respond appropriately during an active violence situation.

Is AVERT training designed for a specific type of industry?2023-07-11T04:53:47+00:00

AVERT training supports anyone who could be involved in an active violence situation, and it’s appropriate for all industries and types of venues such as: Government, Healthcare, Places of Worship, Schools, Sporting Venues, Manufacturing, Office Settings, Retail Environments, Grocery Stores, and more.

What does AVERT stand for?2023-07-11T04:53:16+00:00

AVERT stands for Active Violence Emergency Response Training. AVERT goes beyond active shooter response training by including emergency bleeding control basics. AVERT helps participants understand how to respond appropriately during a violent incident and helps individuals who may be injured before medical responders arrive on scene.

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