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What our program offers
(updated 01/04/2018)


  • 3-phase training program (basic, intermediate, advanced, and capstone levels)
  • 80 to 88-hour combined program resulting in a Certificate of Training and combined transcript
  • Certification program leading to the designation as a Protocol Specialist
Training sites
  • Orlando, Florida
  • San Diego, California
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Other sites occasionally
Program features
  • Practical training in military and government protocol procedures covering all services and federal departments
  • Relaxed learning environment
  • Casual civilian dress
  • Complimentary break service
Course FY2018
TIPS007 Phase I  $1025
TIPS003 Phase II $1025
TIPS009 Phase III $1025
TIPS010 Advanced Protocol Studies & Professional Developement $1025
Above fees effective January 1, 2018
  • Discounts for Phase I with 30 advance registration *
  • Discounts for second and subsequent course *
  • No penalties for changes or cancellations at any time

         * does not apply to The Advanced Protocol Studies &
          Professional Developement Course

Registration transferability
  • Registrations can be transferred without penalty to another person if the person registered can not attend
Payment methods
  • VISA, MasterCard, and American Express including travel & IMPAC cards

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Purchase Order (SF 182)

  • Registered Central Contractor Registration (CCR)

Refund policy
  • Advance payment not required; if made, though, full refund will be given if attendance is cancelled at any time or if the person does not show up at the class
Training & other materials 
  • Our CD containing our book, the Protocol and Event Management Guide which includes Practical Protocol for the Military & Government, The Flag Guide, the Military Dining Guide, and a ceremonies guide along with many military and government protocol-related publications and military ceremonial music.
  • Slide Guide containing all course slides
  • Practical Protocol Lite, a 30-plus page distillation of our book, Practical Protocol for the Military & Government, covering key subjects
  • Certificate of completion
  • Transcript of training
  • Class photo
  • Class list
  • Complimentary downloads of updates to the Protocol and Event Management Guide