• Get Certified
    Become a security specialist for free
    Train with seasoned military veteran instructors and get certified in multiple fields
    of security training to become well equipped for executive protection.
  • We help you get employed
    Free Training
    Our comprehensive courses includes resume writing and formatting
    as well as staff dedicated to job placement assistance.
  • Veterans
    Free training for those who served
    Pacific West Academy helps veterans with course enrollment and
    employment assistance in private security and law enforcement.

Welcome To Pacific west Academy

The most respected and experienced security service in Southern California, Pacific West Academy, provides the training you need to be effective in any position in the security and protection fields.

Pacific West Academy is an Advanced Security Concepts, Inc. (ASC) Company. ASC is an international leader and innovator in the fields of Executive Protection training, Specialized Training, and personal and estate security.

ASC provides training and support to government, military and law enforcement agencies, as well as Canine Services to include explosive and drug detection and combat tracking worldwide.

About us

Our Security Training Programs

Executive Protection Training programs at Pacific West Academy provides students with the skills to be effective in any position in the security and executive protection career fields.


33 Day - Certified Executive Security Specialist Housing Included!

The Certified Executive Security Specialist (CESS) Course is a 33-day security course. The CESS program is designed for individuals wishing to break into the private security industry. Our extensive training by the leading experts in the industry will prepare you for wide ranging opportunities and a meaningful career!

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12 day- Comprehensive Security Training

This 12 day program focuses on providing the most realistic and practical fundamental base for entry-level candidates in the security. All of our training is designed to be an attainable step-by-step process to develop a confident understanding of each topic through classroom and practical exercises.

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Why Choose Us?

State of the Art Facilities

Not only do we have designated classrooms, shooting ranges, and training facilities but we also offer virtual reality simulation equipment.

Qualified Instructors

Only the most experienced and certified instructors are employed to insure the best possible learning experience for the students.


Pacific West Academy is supported by the GI Bill and Veterans Employment and Training Services. We also let you choose your own classes to maximize your budget. Our programs are the most affordable compared to any other program available on the market.

Our Courses

Choose from a multitude of available classes
not only limited to security work. Full Course List avaialable here.






Training Facilities



Our Instructors

Our instructors incorporate years of military and executive
protection experience into the course curriculum.