AETAP is a professional European organization where people who work in the threat assessment and – management field congregate in order to increase their knowledge and expertise, and create a forum where they can form alliances and international expert networks. AETAP has close international relationships and working agreements with the Canadian, American and Australian-Asian sister organizations.
The demand for threat assessment and – management services in European governmental bodies, private industries, schools and universities have been growing during the past decade. As a consequence of these developments there is an increasing necessity to describe and define professional quality standards for threat management.
AETAP will be the body responsible for providing a clear set of guidelines when it concerns the certification of individual professionals in Europe providing threat assessment and management services, as well as for European based institutions (organizations) who have installed threat management expert teams and – systems.
The European quality standards were drawn up in accordance with the Canadian, the US American, and the Asian-Australian associations and are acknowledged on an international basis. The detailed certification requirements are listed in the document “Certification of European Individual Professionals and Organizations in Threat Assessment and Management”.
A specialized certification requires extra proof of the needed practical experience and expertise.
The certification of experts can also be done with an extra specialization. The following sectors of expertise are possible:
• Targeted violence against public figures
• Targeted violence in schools
• Targeted violence at universities
• Intimate partnership violence/stalking
• Workplace violence
• Radicalized violence
The European quality standards were drawn up in accordance with the Canadian, the US American, and the Asian-Australian associations and are acknowledged on an international level. The detailed certification requirements are listed in the document “Certification of European Individual Professionals and Organizations in Threat Assessment and Management”.
Course of the certification
1) Submission of all necessary documents to a chosen audit group
2) Examination of the documents by the audit group
3) Interview and possible ascertainments and required late submissions
4) Examination of results by the audit group
5) Presentation of certificate