ABA Level 4 Certificate in Close Protection in a Hostile Environment – Firearms and Tactics


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10 Days




USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Italy, Thailand and Spain


Welcome to the American Bodyguard Academy Hostile Environment Close Protection Operative Program. (HECPO)

We have five world-class globally recognised HECPO’s in our range of programs and below is the Level 4 HEFAT (Hostile Environment Firearms and Tactics)

Tailored for security professionals specializing in close protection in high-risk regions of the world and/or Diplomatic security protection duties, this program is your passport to a world of advanced tactics and firearms training, setting you apart in the field.

Program Highlights:

Holistic Skill Development:

Our comprehensive approach goes beyond traditional training. We focus on nurturing a diverse skill set, techniques, and personal qualities essential for thriving in challenging environments.

Armed Competency:

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills required for employment in hostile environments. Our emphasis on the safe operation of weapon systems ensures you’re prepared for real-world scenarios.

Entry requirements:

Age Requirement:

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Language Proficiency:

Participants must be 18 years or older.

ABA Elite Instructors:

Learn from a cadre of seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds in close protection, each committed to honing your skills.

Global Presence:

With training academies strategically located internationally, including locations in Middle East – Lebanon, UK, Southeast Asia – Thailand and USA – California and more, we bring world-class training to your doorstep.

Cutting-Edge Facilities:

Our academies are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, simulating real-world scenarios to enhance your learning experience.
Embark on your journey to becoming a Level 4 Hostile Environment Operator with the American Bodyguard Academy. Elevate your skills, enhance your readiness, and position yourself as a competent and equipped professional in the security sector. Your next level awaits.
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ABA Level 4 Certificate in Close Protection in a Hostile Environment – Firearms and Tactics


  • Completion of the ABA Level 3 Hostile Environment Awareness course or equivalent, subject to instructor approval, ensures participants have a solid foundation before advancing to Level 4.

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Total Qualification Time

100 hours


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Topics Covered:

Foot Tactics: Master strategic and effective foot tactics tailored for hostile environments.

Vehicle Tactics: Develop proficiency in navigating and completing missions with the knowledge of the use of vehicles in high-risk situations.

Weapon Tactics: Hone your skills in handling and employing various weapons with precision.

Carbine Tactics: Gain specialized knowledge and techniques for operating carbines in hostile environments.