Certificate in Threat Assessment and Management

Learn to identify and manage individuals who may pose a threat to safety.


Threat Assessment and Management Certificate Overview


In this program, students will examine risk factors and behavioral cues to aid in identifying individuals who may pose a threat to personal and organizational safety. Regardless of industry or setting, the program will not only help students recognize a potential threat, but give them a familiarity with proven tactics on effectively managing the threat. 

Designed for professionals interested in personal and organizational safety and security, students will learn to describe evidence-based approaches to identifying and managing threats, employ proven tactics for mitigating violence in a variety of contexts, situations, and environments, and apply evidence-based crisis management interventions to prevent and reduce violence.  

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Certificate Highlights


Entirely Online

The program is offered online.


Evidence-Based Expertise

Throughout the program, you’ll work and study with the field’s top professionals, helping to build your expertise in evidence-based skills in effective threat assessment and management.


Curriculum Plan

Course 1: Fundamentals of Threat Assessment & Management

This course provides an overview of the theories and approaches related to identifying and mitigating potential violent activity in specific contexts. The course examines investigating people who may pose a threat and recognizing and managing immediate threats. Topics include behavioral threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, victim factors and forensic victimology, threatening communications, and managing threats in various contexts. 

Course 2: Threat Assessment & Management in Context: School and Workplace Violence

This course explores school violence and workplace violence, examines their differences and commonalities and respective uniqueness in terms of threat assessment and management, and addresses efforts to evaluate and manage these threats. The factors that contribute to violence in these particular areas, from both internal and external sources, as well as legal issues related to evaluating and managing threats in these areas is also addressed.

Course 3: Threat Assessment & Management in Context: Stalking, Intimate Partners, and Public Figures

This course explores stalking and its relationship to violence from a threat assessment perspective. The course examines the factors that contribute to violence in these particular areas and focuses on methods of identifying dangerous individuals and mitigating violence potential and addresses victim factors associated with risk and safety.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course taught online or on-campus?

    The Certificate in Threat Assessment and Management is offered online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, allowing you to fit your education with your schedule.

  • Are scholarships and financial aid available?

    Yes, there are private and public scholarships to help you meet the cost of your education and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more from our Financial Options Guide.


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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.


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