MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Crisis Management Negotiator
6-day Course

at MiraCosta College

about the crisis management negotiator course

San Kidnap for Ransom, Extortion and Terrorist kidnappings are on the rise in many regions of the world. Negotiators trained to deal with these situations are in demand and there is very little training available, aside from online courses, or courses based on open-source information, that anyone can access with an internet connection.

Security managers, consultants and executive management must deal with the unfortunate reality of Kidnap and Ransom, Extortion, Terrorism (KRET™) and other criminal scenarios if their staff works in high threat regions of the world. Understanding mitigation strategies, preparation, avoidance and correct reaction can be life-saving. Your instructors, Mike Clayton, and Victor Bazan, have years of experience in federal and private hostage and K&R negotiation.

The course provides professional negotiators with their K.R.E.T.™ certificate delivered by working negotiators with hundreds of cases successfully resolved.


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$2550 GI Bill ® approved *
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Course Length
Each course is 6 Days/48 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

Hours of Instruction
Weekdays and Weekends, 8am – 5pm

HS Diploma or GED, and complete submission of enrollment documents. Clean Criminal Background; Instructor approval. This course is recommended for those who also have a High Threat Security course completion or background.

what you will learn

  • Global Overview
  • Case Studies
  • Staff preparation & contingency planning
  • Personnel & vehicle tracking technologies
  • KRET™ Negotiation process
  • Extortion mitigation & resolution
  • Political vs. Ransom Kidnapping
  • The physiology of negotiations
  • KRET™ Negotiations & Insurance Companies
  • Money drop protocols
  • Victim Escape & Recovery options
  • Table-top drills based on actual cases
  • Realistic 24 hour field exercises based on actual cases

why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum using State-of-the-Art equipment

  • Job placement assistance, with over a 90% employment rate

  • Accelerated training that can get you into a job in less than 4 months
  • GI Bill ® approved, WIOA funding approved programs

after course completion

If students attend all classes, and complete the necessary coursework, students will receive: A MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment and K.R.E.T.™ certificate.

Career Paths

Graduates of this program can work for an insurance firm as a K & R consultant, a government agency, as a high-risk environment protection specialist, or security consultant in kidnap for ransom cases in Mexico, Colombia, Nigeria, Venezuela. Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Syria, the Philippines, and other regions.

meet your instructors

MiraCosta’s instructors were hired from SECFOR International’s Conflict Management Negotiator staff.  Lead Instructors are experienced KRET™ Negotiators and have been employed as negotiators for US Federal Law Enforcement, Insurance Firms and Private consultancies for more than 30 years specializing in Kidnap & Ransom negotiations and crisis management of the same.


* GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA are available at the official U.S. government website.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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