Our Academy

PWA Mission Statement

Pacific West Academy’s mission is to educate and graduate tactically proficient individuals, as Executive Protection professionals, while instilling the social responsibilities required to work in the security field.

Van Nuys - Pacific West Academy Headquarters

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, Specialized Training, and personal and estate security. In addition, 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. With offices in the US, Bulgaria, Peru and Israel and a 114 acre Tactical Training Center in Tennessee, Advanced Security Concepts and its satellites employ security professionals and provide services on 4 continents.

ASC’s management team and directors are comprised of seasoned security and business professionals with over 80 years of cumulative experience. ASC specializes in Risk Assessment and in the planning, design, implementation and management of complex security operations. With our world class experience, training and customer service we custom tailor the best security solutions for our clientele around the globe.

Pacific West Academy,is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training) school institution code 1562
1722 N St NW Washington DC, 20036
Phone: (202) 955-1113

ACCET Website

Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Pacific West Academy school code 25-448535 is a private institution and has approval to operate as an institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959

BPPE Website

Approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)

California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) school institution code 25-1902-05
1227 O Street, Suite 314, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 503-8317

CalVet Website

Approved by the State of California State as an Eligible Training Provider (ETPL)

CalJobs State Provider ID: 3129

CalJobs Website

Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Permits:

Private Patrol Operator - 14157
Private Patrol Operator Branch – San Diego - 6254
Los Angeles - Firearms Training Facility TFF 1305
Los Angeles - Baton Training Facility TFB 1250
San Diego - Firearms Training Facility TFF 1498
San Diego - Baton Training Facility TFB 1315

BSIS Website

Tennessee Private Protective Services:

Security License - 00012360 Tennessee
State Certified Handgun Training School- Tenn. Dept. of Safety

Tennessee Private Protective Services Website