Active Shooter Response Training Course

  • Interactive, online training for employees on active shooter incidents
  • Practical, step-by-step guidance for employees
  • Users can take course on computer, tablet, or phone
  • Clear Law also provides online workplace violence prevention training 
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Clear Law Institute’s Active Shooter online training teaches employees:

  • How to respond when an active shooter is in the workplace, and
  • How to recognize threats and red flags for workplace violence

Among other things, employees learn:

  • How to prepare for active shooter incidents in the workplace
  • The run, hide, and fight response method to active shooter incidents
  • How to react when law enforcement arrives in response to an active shooter situation

Why Provide Active Shooter Training?

Active shooter situations pose a serious threat in the workplace. In the past two decades, active shooters have killed or wounded more than 2,400 people in the United States. In fact, the number of active shooter situations doubled between 2016 and 2020. These incidents have occurred in private businesses, government offices, healthcare facilities, and commercial areas. Active shootings happen in minutes, so employees must have a prepared active shooter response without the presence of law enforcement.

In addition to active shooter situations, other forms of workplace violence pose a significant threat to employees’ health. Hundreds of people are killed intentionally at work each year.

The FBI recommends periodic active shooter training for all employees. Clear Law’s Active Shooter training teaches employees how to protect themselves in the event of an active shooter situation using FBI and Department of Homeland Security recommended techniques. The active shooter training also teaches employees how to recognize and respond to red flags for workplace violence.  By teaching employees a proper active shooter response, organizations can help create a safer workplace.

Course Topics

Through a series of interactive scenarios and learning games in the active shooter training course, employees learn about the following topics:

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations

  • Spotting the best accessible escape path in any work area
  • Recognizing when an active shooter incident may be occurring

Responding to an Active Shooter Incident

  • Choosing whether to run, hide, or fight
  • Best practices for executing the run, hide, and fight method
  • When to contact law enforcement and what to tell them

When Law Enforcement Arrives

  • How to interact with law enforcement as they respond to an active shooting
  • Locating the assembly point
  • Aiding law enforcement to help victims
  • Basic first aid techniques for victims

Course Design

Our active shooter training utilizes a story-based approach with nuanced scenarios. Learners must decide how they would respond to several issues that could arise in an active shooter situation.  Learners also learn how to spot warning signs of an active shooter event.

Learners can submit questions about the active shooter training content which are answered within two business days.

Accessible to Users with Disabilities

Unlike most training providers, Clear Law Institute ensures that its training is accessible to users with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clear Law's training meets not only Section 508 requirements but also the strict requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.


The active shooter training can be customized to your organization’s specific policies and procedures, so that employees receive the exact guidance they need to comply with your organization’s policies. Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your specific policies.

Clear Law can include your organization’s logo, workplace images, and an introductory audio or video message from a senior official in your organization.

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