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 and license/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, or Military Service looking to transition into private sector security/protective services, individuals seeking entry level opportunities, and students looking to enhance a Bachelors or Master’s degree with a highly focused Certificate Program.
Value for the money;
Practically and professionally oriented;
Providing commitment to lifelong learning;
Flexible and customizable;
Providing both global and local learning;
Providing networking opportunities;
Providing positive return on investment; and
Helping career advancement at a low cost.
Tuition covers your course cost, classroom supplies, school uniforms, ammunition in 9mm & .40 caliber 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
Post 911 GI Bill Covers 100% of tuition and will pay you BAH for the days you are in class. This will be paid at the end of the course. ** We have no control over when the VA pays your BAH so plan accordingly**
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 pit falls
to avoid. We also do resume reviews in the office where we can assist you in formatting you 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 the video for more.
We do not offer payment plans for our Residency programs. We do work with Sallie Mae for student loans, you
can apply on their site at https://www.salliemae.com
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.
You must be at least 18 year old with a high school diploma or GED to attend the Residency training.
There is no maximum age limit.
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.
If you have further questions about our programs,
feel free to give our office a call and speak to one of our experts.