AVERT (Active Violence Emergency Response Training)



 AVERT is a critical step toward preparing your organization for the potential of active violence. Your team’s level of training and preparedness can have a significant impact on the outcome of an emergency situation.



AVERT brings together expertise from both the medical and law enforcement perspectives and backgrounds. Once taught only to industry professionals, the content in AVERT has been specifically adapted for the general public. Unlike other training programs that focus solely on Run, Hide, Fight techniques, AVERT uses a dynamic method to teach you proactive awareness, how to react and protect yourself and others in a violent situation, and how to respond to severe injuries that are often a result of these occurrences.



Train Your Team

Prepare your organization to anticipate potential violence and react quickly in life-threatening situations. AVERT emphasizes training in: 
Warning Signs and Situational Awareness

  • Escape, Evade, Attack and Active Shooter Response Procedures
  • Emergency Bleeding Control Techniques
  • Response Equipment (Bleeding control kits, AEDs, etc.)


When Time is Critical

Uncontrolled bleeding is a serious emergency. Blood loss due to trauma is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If care is delayed, even by a few minutes, uncontrolled bleeding can quickly become life-threatening.


When active violence occurs, time is critical to survival. Being able to react quickly and with confidence is vital to saving lives.


Dynamic Training Tactics

With  (Active Violence Emergency Response Training), you will learn how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person and act quickly with emergency response tactics for surviving a violent encounter.  

With live scenario training that simulates a typical encounter,  uses dynamic training tactics to empower you with life-saving techniques.


Q: How long does the AVERT certification training course take?

 A: The AVERT course is delivered in a “blended” training format. This means students will first receive online training introducing them to the subject and preparing them for the instructor-led session. In-person sessions last approximately three hours and include hands-on training, realistic drills and education with encouraging tips and feedback. Class sizes are limited to 15 people or less so that all participants will leave the AVERT program with the confidence to respond with appropriate action if an active violence or life-threatening situation arises.  AVERT certification is valid for two years. We recommend training staff annually or every two years and maintaining a workplace violence program as required by OSHA [section 32.0.2(1)]. Clear policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated annually.