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Accreditation and Alliances

The Protocol School of Washington provides business etiquette, cross-cultural awareness, operational protocol, and communication training that prepares students to build lasting business relationships and achieve professional development goals. Accreditation and alliances include:

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

Patronage of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi (MOPA)

Patronage of the Protocol Department - Dubai (PDD)

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Looking for Customized Training?

We are here to help. Private training provides flexible, tailored solutions to fit your unique needs and training objectives. Whether you desire a one-on-one consulting session or group training, The Protocol School of Washington will design a custom solution to achieve your goals. Training is offered in-person or online.

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Our Courses Are Ideal for Professionals In:

Protocol

Government

Military

Foreign Affairs

Public Relations & International Relations

Meeting & Event Management

Training & Consulting

Businesses & Nonprofits

Administrative & Support Services

Testimonials

Ahmad Rubaya
Tarin Hodges
Omar Alvarez
Heidi Sikorski
Wasim Ben Khadra
Chelsea L. Demarest
David Andino-Aquino
Haley Rivero
Lieutenant Mark Ziegler
Rosemary Murphy
Steven Whyte
Hajar Al Buainain
Kelly Goering
Sarah Walters
Caren Hergenroeder
Joseph Gebbie
Connie Erickson
Kristin Shoop
Nicole Krakora
Liz Bryant
Mark Jones
Bader AlBazie

"This course was one of the best I have attended in my entire life. Thank you and the entire team for your amazing efforts. I learned a great deal, which has made me more confident in my role."

Ahmad Rubaya

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

"As an image consultant, I understand the value of your look, your personal brand and your finish – which takes you to one level – but when you complete protocol and etiquette training, and put that together, you have a complete personal brand."

Tarin Hodges

Entrepreneur, Trinidad & Tobago

"It is undeniable that the training I received from The Protocol School of Washington had a huge role in helping me reach my goal. I started from zero (no real protocol experience) three years ago and now I am the deputy chief of a major military command. I could not have done it without you and your team. Thank you so much for what you and the school have done and will continue to do for motivated young professionals like myself."

Omar Alvarez

Deputy Chief of Protocol, United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Headquarters

"I LOVED the course! The instructors were fun to learn from and were rich in stories and video examples when teaching. I learned much and the virtual sessions were great. Thank you! I would definitely recommend others to take the class."

Heidi Sikorski

U.S. Department of Defense

"Attending PSOW classes enriched my knowledge not only professionally but also personally. The combination of hands-on training from industry leaders plus learning theories and best practices gave me an upper hand in my career. Being a licensed protocol and etiquette advisor is a huge plus in today's competitive working environment. It is your ticket to creating a long-lasting impact by cultivating champions for civility in your line of business. I am a proud graduate."

Wasim Ben Khadra

Executive Director, Regional Head of Communications, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

"The training was very informative and provided me the support and resources to start my own consulting business. Thank You!"

Chelsea L. Demarest

Founder, Chelsea Demarest Consulting, LLC

"Thank you for the outstanding training you provided to me and my classmates. All that I experienced served the U.S. Army War College well, as my staff and I orchestrated 692 protocol engagements (distinguished visitor visits, senior leader presentations, meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars) during a very busy and tough year."

David Andino-Aquino

(former) Director, U.S. Army War College

"My five day Protocol Officer Training Course was one of the best professional experiences I've ever had. It was a great opportunity to take time to refine and refocus my protocol skills. The instructors made each session a lot of fun and extremely informative. Learning from my classmates in the course also added another layer of value and information as well. But the lasting effect of the class will be all of the great resource materials given to us, as well as the contact information of our instructors. Thank you PSOW!"

Haley Rivero

Washington, DC

"The instructors are very energetic, professional and knowledgeable. They are specialists in each particular area."

Lieutenant Commander Mark Ziegler

United States Navy

"My primary goal to come to the school was not just for myself, but to bring this information back to my company – primarily to the sales team – because they are the first line our customers see, and they represent our brand."

Rosemary Murphy

Vice President Learning and Development, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, US

"Protocol Officer Training is the finest continuing education I have taken in my career...the best time and money spent. The class is incredible. The instructors are phenomenal. The knowledge you will gain is immeasurable. And the experience is priceless."

Steven Whyte

Director of University Events and Ceremonies, University of the Pacific

"International Protocol Manager Training Certificate Program is one of the best professional educational programs I’ve ever attended. The program is well-organized and rich with knowledge. I acquired the competency and the skills I need to be an operational protocol professional. It was an exceptional and wonderful experience that enriched my knowledge not only professionally but also personally."

Hajar Al Buainain

Corporate Affairs, Saudi Aramco

"The experience, the camaraderie and friends cannot compare to any other exposure I have had. The team was very supportive during our [Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer course] training, and continues to offer help and feedback, and always answers questions quickly! PSOW is not a one class and done [experience], it is knowing you have learned from the best and provides the confidence in you to really go after what you want with the backup of a whole team!"

Kelly Goering

Founder, Evolving Smart, Littleton, CO

"PSOW gave us all the tools to bring our cross cultural experiences to a new level. What amazing energy and kindness. I feel forever changed and I thank you."

Sarah Walters

Entrepreneur, Denver, Colorado

"Now I have the credentials and a certificate on my wall and people see that when they walk in, so I feel like it really has defined me more as a protocol professional."

Caren Hergenroeder

Director of Protocol and Strategic Partnerships, Defense Acquisition University

"I can tell why all my career services colleagues encouraged me to participate in PSOW’s training – simply the best! Not only did I learn a great deal, but the training enhanced my skills to become a better presenter and I made amazing friends along the way."

Joseph Gebbie

(former) Deputy Director of Career Education and Professional Development, Columbia University

"I have attended many continuing education courses over my 30 years in corporate America, but have never been compelled to write a testimonial. With that said, the Protocol Officer Training course was “hands down” the most professional, well-organized, informational, and practical training course I have ever attended. The breadth and depth of curriculum was very impressive and extremely relevant. The instructors were fantastic; very experienced, knowledgeable, passionate, encouraging and had lots of personality."

Connie Erickson

Executive Assistant, Aerojet Rocketdyne

"I sit, armed with my PSOW list of action items, ready to transition both my business and life to the next level. None of that would be possible without, your tremendous vision and shared passion to deliver the amazing product that PSOW is. My heart is full of gratitude and my head with 1100 ideas!"

Kristin Shoop

Founder, iQ Image Consulting

"We are not just reading a script. We’ve actually been out there and done the work so we can tell you what worked, we can sure share with you what didn’t work, and we can help you strategize for how to make it perfect in the future."

Nicole Krakora

Certified Master Trainer, PSOW

"The content, the presenters, my classmates - all wonderful. I made a wise and worthy investment when I chose The Protocol School of Washington."

Liz Bryant

Founder, Liz Bryant Business Etiquette

"I thought protocol was military and flags. What I found out is; if you are doing events; if you are dealing with VIPs; if you are overseeing groups of people coming together to accomplish something, you are in protocol. You need Protocol Officer Training because everything you need to be successful is designed to be in this course. People hate boring training – and we do, too!"

Mark Jones

Small World Alliances

"An amazing course done by the most experienced tutors. They enhanced my experience and knowledge of Protocol history and proceedings."

Bader AlBazie

Event Manager

Global Reach

The Protocol School of Washington has trained more than 5,000 professionals from over 80 countries.

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