CERTIFIED MASTER ANTI-TERRORISM SPECIALIST
This credential is reserved for members in good standing who previously received the CAS credential and otherwise meet qualifications as outlined in the “Qualifications for Certification” section outlined herein. CMAS candidates typically possess 7years of experience in the terrorism response field and have a proven track record of conducting security and response operations.
As a subject matter expert, a CMAS typically holds a leadership, management, or advisory position of trust and confidence within a response organization or unit. In addition, they often serve as primarily trainers and instructors that ensure first responders are adequately prepared for handling threat situations and incidents ATAB recommends individuals holding the CMAS credential as our first choice when companies contact us in search of instructors to conduct in-house training, and/or experts to conduct vulnerability assessments, security audits, or provide consulting services for their firms. The ATAB Emergency Response Manual and Reference Library (CMAS Expanded Edition) is a highly recommended, but not required, self-study resource available to help prepare you for the certification examination.
Anti Terrorism, Deployment, Detecting Surveillance, Forces Protection, Force Protection Conditions Systems, Hostage Survival, ID'ing Terrorism, Individual Protective Measures, Terrorist Tactics and Operations and Weapons of Mass Destruction, HME-IED Awareness, Introduction to Explosives and IED's, Home Made Explosives, Blast Effects, Bomb Treat Management, Search Techniques.
Candidates must demonstrate their subject matter expertise obtaining a score of 80% on the Online Examination or by submitting a written, comprehensive white paper, a MS-PowerPoint presentation, a policy and procedure manual, standard operating procedures, book, etc., authored by the candidate. If the candidate is deployed or in an area that limits access to resources, ATAB will assist the candidate in meeting this requirement.
ATAB resource materials include over 800 manuals, publications and information documents on the following:
Aviation Security Manuals Publications and Directives, Biological & Chemical Terrorism Response Manuals, Reports and Publications, Communications, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Materials, Dept. of State Power Points on various Security, Risk, Response and Prevention methods, HazMat Information, Homeland Security Policy & Training Materials, International Training Materials & Documents, Military FM’s & TM’s & Manuals, Miscellaneous video clips, Power Points, Terrorism Reports and News segments, Nuclear Safety & Security Publications and Manuals, Planning & Operations Materials and Manuals, Technology Information Manuals, Publications and Directives, Search and Rescue Manuals dealing with all types of Natural and Man made Disasters