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Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP) Training in London, England

Friday, May 10th 2024

Get Certified in the CIA's CARVER Method

at a the luxurious and historic Victory Services Club in Central London


One Full Educational Day of Learning and Certification in the CIA's CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Strategy

A Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) is an understanding of the threats, weaknesses, and probability of attack, which could impact a facility, person, system or event.

As such, the CARVER Strategic Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology is a time-tested vulnerability assessment methodology that balances efficiency with reliability.

It is a unique analytical tool because it facilitates both a qualitative and a quantitative assessment of an asset’s vulnerabilities.  Most assessment tools are limited to qualitative assessments.  A quantitative assessment assists in highlighting vulnerabilities, prioritizing assets and remedial efforts.

This is your opportunity to earn your Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP) designation from Security Management International, the University of South Florida's Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education, as well as ASIS-International.  

Learn in a Proud Military Setting...

Founded in 1907, The Victory Services Club (VSC) is a private members club and registered charity in London, England for retired, veteran, serving members and immediate family members of Commonwealth and NATO armed forces, including the UK and US.  NOTE - You do not need to be former or current military to attend this training.  Membership is open to all ranks of Commonwealth and NATO's armies, navies, marines and air forces.  

The training venue at The Victory Services Club matches perfectly with the CARVER Methodology, which was initially created by the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor of the American CIA. 









What is the CARVER Methodology?

Attendees in this one-day proficiency course, which is based on the CIA’s CARVER Methodology, will learn, practice, and integrate skills used in the analysis and examination of the interrelationships between assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures of a specified facility.  CARVER is a unique analytical tool because it facilities both a qualitative and quantitative assessment of a facility’s vulnerabilities.  The course is designed to aid the students in identifying assets most attractive to attack by an adversary, based upon several key factors identified through the CARVER Methodology.  Multiple exercises will be conducted on selected facility(s) as part of the training.  NOTE – Upon completion, students will receive a certificate from the University of South Florida. The course is also good for ASIS-International CEUs.

Assessments should be a living entity... not a snapshot in time!

In addition to being subjective (and overly reliant upon checklists) assessments are only a snapshot in time.  While you may conduct an excellent risk assessment today, your threats may change next week, rendering today's "paper report" obsolete. 

The CARVER process - more specifically the CARVER+ system - allows your threat and vulnerability assessments to become more fluid and relevant.  This increases organizational security awareness, operability, responsibility, mitigation, and budget tracking.  

In short, the CARVER Methodology is a time-tested and common-sense approach to risk management, with modern capabilities and adaptabilities.   

Course Overview

Modules 1-2

Classroom CARVER Training + Morning Target Analysis Exercise 

Located within the beautiful Trafalgar Conference Room, this is a fast-paced morning of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and interactive exercises to immerse you in the world of CARVER.  You will then be broken into teams for a morning target analysis exercise.  Coffee and pastries are provided in the morning, along with an afternoon snack.

Modules 3-4 

Classroom CARVER Training +  Tabletop Exercise

More intensive work, filled with case study discussions about strategy and practicing quantitative measurements of risk, threats, and vulnerabilities.  Students will delve deep into the vulnerability assessment process.  A practical vulnerability assessment tabletop exercise will be discussed.  

Modules 5-6

CARVER+ Intro, Final Exercise, and Graduation

Students will divide into teams and commence with their final vulnerability assessment exercise.  Following some short "field work", students will make a final presentation of their finding for review/critique.  A graduation ceremony will conclude the course.  


Earn Your Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP) Designation

Upon successful completion of SMI's CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Training Course, you will receive your CCAP certificate, which is recognized through the University of South Florida's Office of Continuing Training and Professional Education.  It is also recognized through ASIS-International and carries with it Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  You will also receive CARVER books, a student manual, handouts, and functional spreadsheets. 


Luke Bencie

Your primary instructor for this course will be Luke Bencie.  Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments.  He has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of police, intelligence and military officers in the U.S. and abroad in the fields of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, risk management, and security strategy.  Prior to establishing SMI, Mr. Bencie was a senior security consultant for Raytheon Company in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division.  Mr. Bencie previously served as a CIA representative to the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Emergency Support Team.  In this capacity, he was responsible for immediately responding to terrorist attacks carried out against U.S. targets overseas; subsequently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other global hotspots.  He is the author of six books on security, including The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology and The CARVER Mindset.

Download the Course PDF

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Check Out the Replay of CARVERCON 2023: How to Think Like a Spy!

As the premier global CARVER training course for the past two decades, the SMI team also hosts annually its "CARVERCON" event, the premier threat and vulnerability assessment conference. 

Having trained close to 10,000 students in this target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology, we are pleased to present a reply of CARVERCON 2023: How to Think Like a Spy!   

Click the link below to watch on YouTube. 

Watch the CARVERCON 2023 Replay

Looking for Additional Information about "CARVER London?"

For further inquiries, do not hesitate to reach out to the team here at Security Management International.  Whether you're looking to register a large group, are interested in scholarship opportunities, or just have travel questions, we are standing by to assist.  


Register for "CARVER London" Below:

"Early Bird" Registration (Before April 1st, 2024)

Take advantage of discounted pricing by registering before April 1st, 2024.  


Standard Registration (After April 1st, 2024)

For those students who register after April 1st, 2024, the standard price is only £695.