What is CSVS training?

The CSVS provides baseline safety and security training for event staff working at sports and entertainment venues. The training was developed by subject matter experts in the sports safety and security industry with grant fundning from the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security. The goal of this training is to equip venue staff with basic knowledge of their roles and associated responsibilities, and to promote standards of behavior that enhance safety and security and the overall guest experience.

How does CSVS help you?

The CSVS is the starting point for training your venue staff. It is pioneering the way frontline event staff are trained in the sports and entertainment industry. This means your venue staff has:

  • Consistency in training and performance for their various roles
  • A clear understanding of the standards of conduct required of them
  • Basic knowledge associated with their position and their important role in safety and security

What role specific modules are available?

The CSVS provides role-specific training for applicants who have been approved by the organization's authorized administrator(s). This standardized, baseline training is compromised of individual modules for 8 staff roles. Hover over the modules below to learn more about them.

CSVS Core Competencies

In addition to the role-specific training, modules consist of the following lessons:

CSVS Curriculum Examples

Want to see a sample of the training? Click on the links below to explore each module. Note – these are a small sample of each lesson.

CSVS Testing

All modules have a built-in test. Participants must score 100% on their assigned module(s) test in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants receive immediate feedback on all missed questions. This feedback references course material that participants should review again to successfully achieve a passing score. Once they have reviewed the course materials on the missed questions, the participant has the opportunity to retest on the missed material.

Customizable Training

The CSVS is flexible and adaptable to your training needs. In addition to the standard 8 training modules, your organization’s authorized administrator(s) have the ability to upload customized, venue-specific and workforce development training for their enrolled applicants. You can add your own training products like case studies, videos, PowerPoint, PDF documents, etc. These can be for awareness and familiarization, or test-based. Examples of customized training include:

  • Stadium evacuation course
  • Venue and perimeter layout
  • Local policy and procedures
  • Food safety and alcohol management
  • Sexual harassment
  • Leadership skills