Clear Law Institute’s Active Shooter online training teaches employees:
Among other things, employees learn:
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.
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
Responding to an Active Shooter Incident
When Law Enforcement Arrives
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.
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.
Clear Law’s Compliance Advisory Team is available to review or help create your active shooter policies and procedures. Our team includes former FBI agent Katherine Schweit, whose bio is provided below.
Katherine Schweit is an attorney, law school professor, and former FBI special agent. At the FBI, Katherine authored the FBI’s seminal research, A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States. Katherine was also part of the FBI crisis team that responded to active shooter incidents, including the shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pentagon, and the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. In the private sector, Katherine has served as Director of Global Security Policy and Training for Live Nation Entertainment. Katherine is the author of the 2021 book, Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and DePaul University College of Law.