Complete CPTED Certificate Training – Virtual

May 21, 2024 - May 23, 2024 EST

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024 - 01:00PM


Contact: Linda Nubani

The Complete Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Certificate Training is a three-day course that focuses on understanding the relationship between the physical environment and criminal opportunities. Participants will be introduced to theories on crimes and offender’s decision-making process in relation to the physical environment and principles of CPTED.

Instruction will be a combination of lectures, in-class exercises/assessments, and a field assessment.  Specifically, the training will contain the following:


  • Theories in criminology (Rational Choice Theory, Routine Activity Theory, Situational Crime Prevention).
  • CPTED background/principles (surveillance, access, territoriality, and maintenance).
  • Color Psychology/materials.
  • Traffic calmers.
  • Terror mitigation.
  • Use of art.
  • Public restrooms.
  • Use of charrettes in community engagement to reduce crime.

In-class exercises

Park assessment, school assessment and apartment assessment.

Case Studies

Bank robberies, convenience stores, car theft, residential homes, emergency departments/hospitals, schools, university buildings, parks, and correctional facilities

Class Projects

Two field assessments: Park Field Assessment, and a building assessment.

Final Exam

A final exam is required to complete the training and will be multiple choice.


No prerequisite is required.


10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m (EST) (one hour lunch on your own) ( May 21-23, 2024)


Internal (MSU employees and students), federal, and group rate (four or more): $395.

External Rate: $495.


Via Zoom.


No CEUs are offered at this time.


Linda Nubani

How to Register

Registration is available online via the MSU Cashnet system. Select the Register button. The Zoom meeting ID and passcode will be shared with participants via a confirmation email after registering.

Workshop Cancellation: Michigan State University (MSU) reserves the right to cancel a training unless adequate registrations are received 14 days prior to the event. Do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until notified that the course is confirmed.

Request for Cancellation: If you cancel within seven business days before the training, your refund will be less a 20% processing fee. Cancellations less than three business days prior to the program will result in no refund being given. If a registrant cannot attend, rather than canceling they may send a substitute without accruing a fee or penalty.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: Accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling 517-884-0795 before the registration deadline (14 days prior to the training program). Requests received after that date will be met if possible.

Nondiscrimination: All Michigan State University programs are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation marital status, family status or veteran status.


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