Clery Act Compliance Training Academy

Clery Act Compliance Training Academy

The Clery Act Compliance Training Academy (formerly the Advanced Clery Act Training Class) is nationally recognized as the preeminent training program for teaching practitioners how to comply with the complex requirements of the Clery Act. The DSA Clery Team has trained more than 8,720 campus officials in the Clery Act since 2010. The Academy features expert instructors with significant knowledge, expertise, and practical experience in conducting audits and training classes for DSA.

This five (5) day training academy is designed to be a comprehensive and intensive training experience. The Academy includes all elements of the Clery Act (which includes the 2008 HEOA security and safety requirements, the requirements of the Violence Against Women Act [VAWA], and the changes that were made as a result of the updated U.S. Department of Education Clery Act Handbook released in June 2016). The training academy experience will benefit individuals who have not had previous Clery Act training, as we start with the basics and work into the advanced concepts. The academy will also benefit those who want to enhance their knowledge of the law. The academy includes a significant amount of training in classifying crimes according to Clery Act Guidelines. The academy features interactive instruction; group exercises; and use of an electronic testing system to reinforce the concepts learned. Each attendee is provided with electronic access to 18 forms and documents that will assist each attendee in developing a system for compliance at their institution. The instructors review and explain the purpose and use of each document throughout the 5 days of instruction.


In-Person Classes: This class is held in various locations around the country each year. The class is held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the first four days and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on the last day.

Virtual Classes: The live, virtual classes are held for 10 days, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

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Note: The D. Stafford & Associates Clery Act Compliance Training Academy serves as a pre-requisite for the Advanced Clery Act Compliance Training Academy: Practical Application of the Regulations. The Clery Act Compliance Training Academy also serves as a pre-requisite for the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) Clery Compliance Officer (CCO) Certification Program. To learn more information about NACCOP’s CCO Certification Program, visit

Current In-Person Options

DSA Clery Act Compliance Training Academy-IL (2022-04)

August 1-5, 2022
Oakton Community College in Chicago, IL

DSA Clery Act Compliance Training Academy-WA (2022-05)   

October 10-14, 2022
North Seattle College in Seattle, WA

Current Virtual Options

DSA Clery Act Compliance Training Academy-VIRTUAL (2022-06) 

December 5-9 and December 12-16, 2022