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Enable the Simple, Fast and Affordable
Training of Everyone On Campus

Sign up by January 29th and receive special pre-launch pricing (use promotional code to access 50% discount pricing)

Every campus (K-12 school, college, university, city, hospital, corporate) must prepare for an attack by an active shooter and must know how to respond should an attack occur.

Vistelar, the world-leader in conflict-management training, offers comprehensive live training programs that address both active shooter preparedness and response

Other businesses provide similar training. However, over the years, we’ve identified a huge gap in the training that’s available it’s almost impossible to get everyone trained — either initially or over time with employee turnover.

Although experts now recognize the critical importance of training everyone in active shooter preparedness and response (security team, all employees, volunteers), the time, cost and logistics of doing this via live training sessions is totally impractical.

That’s why we decided to apply our expertise in online training (see to develop an on-demand program that individuals can access via any Internet-connected device and take in a self-paced manner.

This program — Campus Safety: Strategies For Surviving An Active Shooter — has the same life-saving content offered in our live programs (see outline below). But, unlike with live training, students can:

  • Get immediate access to the training
  • Progress at their own pace via short modules
  • Work in increments (and, when they return, know where they left off)
  • Print progress reports
  • Download a training certificate upon completion


Example Certificate


The goal of this online program is to enable everyone on a campus to get this needed training — in an simple, fast and affordable way — to increase the chance of surviving an active shooter attack.

Each course module consists of a short video lasting 5-9 minutes, a PowerPoint notebook and a three-question quiz. Students can’t progress to the next module without passing each quiz.

The program is designed for anyone who spends part of their day within a campus environment.

This program is a two part course with the first part focused on active shooter preparedness and the second part focused on active shooter response. The total program takes less than five hours to complete.

Part 1: Pre-Planning Strategies for Surviving an Active Shooter

This part of the course is focused on active shooter preparedness and contains the following modules:

Active Shooter Course Outline sales

  • Introduction to Strategies for Surviving and Active Shooter Incident
  • Develop Your Own Safety Plan: How to Identify, Log and Report Information 
  • Safety Plan: Initial Questions to Ask
  • Stage 1 – Escapes Routes
  • Stage 2 – Barricading Doors
  • Stage 3 – Breaking Windows
  • Weapons of Opportunity
  • First Aid Kits
  • Tactical Leadership
  • Staff Safety Strategies
  • Conducting Room and Campus Safety Walks
  • Staff Awareness Strategies

Part 2: Tactical Response Strategies for Surviving an Active Shooter

This part of the course is focused on active shooter response and contains the following modules:

  • Introduction
  • Managing the Shooter’s Time Clocks
  • Understanding the Dynamics of an Active Shooter
  • Patterns of Regressive Behavior
  • Types of Attacks
  • Options for Engaging the Active Shooter
  • Strategies for Room and Campus Safety
  • Tactics for Managing Movement
  • Staff Survival Strategies
  • Working with Local Law Enforcement

Dave Young, a Vistelar Director of Training, is the principle subject matter expert for this program. You can learn more about the origins of Vistelar’s tactical training programs here.

In developing this program, Vistelar drew upon Dave’s 25 + years as a professional trainer in the Marine Corp and for law enforcement, as well as the decades of combined experience of Vistelar’s other subject matter experts in conflict management.

Dave developed one of the first active shooter training programs for the Marine Corp in 1990. This course is the first time Dave’s expertise has been shared in other than a non-military program.

The content of this program is based on real-world experience, not academic theory (e.g., flawed strategies like “lock-down” are not discussed). And you’ll never see this training made easily accessible to potential attackers on sites like YouTube.

Special Introductory Pricing

The normal price of this online program is $99.00 per student.

These introductory prices will only be available for a short period of time.

For more than 70, please call us at 877-690-8230

Again, these introductory prices will only be available for a short period of time.

Although this program is designed as a standalone program, it can also be used in conjunction with a live program taught by a Vistelar certified instructor (e.g., used as pre-work/home work; videos from program shown during class). For information about becoming a certified instructor of our active-shooter program, please call us at 877-690-8230

Here is just some of what students will learn in this course:

  • Profiles and common traits of the active shooter
  • How to quickly analyze an active shooter’s actions (spontaneous, preplanned, rehearsed)
  • How to maintain your staff’s focus
  • Understanding the role of the leader in a crisis
  • Hand and arm signals
  • Listening with all your senses
  • How to quickly secure a room and limit noise
  • Identifying possible escape routes
  • How to select a safe hiding place
  • How to move groups of students
  • Conducting a threat assessment

 Beta-Test Bonus

  •  $100 voucher for Verbal Defense & Influence instructor-level training

 Be sure to place your order by January 29th to access the pre-launch pricing! 

On average, it takes law enforcement 26 minutes to respond to and end an active shooter situation. With shooters able to get off 40 rounds per minute, campus personnel need to know the necessary steps to take during the time they are on their own. That’s the goal of this course. 

Have questions about Campus Safety: Strategies for Surviving an Active Shooter? Contact Vistelar

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