Protocol Officer Training

5-Day Certificate Program - In-Person Classroom Course
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This five-day comprehensive in-person classroom training provides expert instruction, guided exercises and coaching for a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of operational protocol. Participants gain a broad understanding of functional business, government, and international protocol. Strong personal leadership skill development balances this high-quality curriculum, elevating confidence, preparedness and professionalism. 

The school is accredited by The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. All graduates receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the successful completion of the Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Training and Protocol Officer courses. 


  • Protocol Officer Training - New Student: USD$7,800.00
  • Protocol Officer Training - Returning Graduate/Alumni Tuition: USD$7,020.00

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Online Virtual Learning: The Protocol Officer Training course is also offered as a 13-module instructor-led distance learning online program.  

  • Protocol Officer Training 13-module Protocol Officer Training Certificate Program - US$6,500.00
  • Protocol Officer Training 13-module Online Certificate Program - Returning Graduate/Alumni Tuition:  US$6,175.00

Student Safety During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

Our students’ safety is extremely important, and as such, all courses in 2021 will be offered in a live, online Instructor Led Distance Learning (virtual) format.

  • An understanding of functional business, government, military and international protocol;
  • Personal leadership skills development;
  • Strategies for using influential leadership when problem solving and dealing with difficult people;
  • The expertise to confidently and appropriately apply protocol formulas in the most complex and critical situations;
  • Instruction and guidance for understanding traditions and rituals of international ceremonies and State visits;
  • Strategies for planning VIP visits, accommodations, motorcades and security;
  • A 3-course dining tutorial.

Protocol History and Competencies | Personal Diplomacy | Leadership | Emotional Intelligence | Legendary Service | Order of Precedence | Seating Strategies | Titles & Forms of Address | Gifts | Flags, Anthems and Logos | Ceremonies | Protocol Logistics | Military Protocol | Dining Etiquette

This training is designed for professionals who require competency as (or wish to learn the skills necessary to be) an operational protocol officer – one who holds an office of trust, authority or command who must understand and ensure the appropriate rules of international protocol and public affairs. 

Government and Industry Protocol Officers Government and Industry Protocol Officers
Embassy Personnel Embassy Personnel
Government Relations, International Marketing and Sales Representatives Government Relations, International Marketing and Sales Representatives
Meeting and Special Event Planners Meeting and Special Event Planners
International Corporate and Government Representatives International Corporate and Government Representatives
Administrative Professionals Administrative Professionals
Academia Academia
Private Consultants Private Consultants
Customer Relations Personnel Customer Relations Personnel

Resource Books | Global Road Warrior Digital Subscription | Training Manual

Attendance/Grading: A 90% attendance rate is required of all participants. This course is strictly Pass/Fail. Course facilitators will observe and evaluate your participation to determine if you understand the material and if you pass or fail the course.

David Andino-Aquino

David Andino-Aquino, US Army War College

Thank you all for the outstanding training you provided to me and my classmates in May 2016. All that I experienced served the US Army War College well, as my staff and I orchestrated 692 Protocol engagements (distinguished visitor visits to the US Army War College, Senior leader presentations, meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars) during a very busy and tough 2016.

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