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Clery Act Training Seminars

Clery Center’s Clery Act Training Seminars (CATS) give higher education professionals a unique chance to bridge the gap between the requirements of the Clery Act and their campus's distinct needs. By offering a specialized curriculum that addresses both the letter and spirit of the law, our Clery Act Training Seminars equip participants with the concrete tools and strategies necessary to create an actionable Clery compliance plan that may be implemented right away or over time. Subjects covered in CATS trainings include:

  • Identifying and training campus security authorities (CSAs)
  • Identifying Clery geography
  • Counting & classifying Clery Act crimes
  • Composing an institution’s annual security report (ASR)
  • Designing & implementing prevention and response efforts for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Conducting campus disciplinary procedures for student or employee cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Evaluating the need for and issuing timely warnings or emergency notifications
  • Developing, revising, or implementing policy and procedures to address any of the above

While anyone with an interest or desire in learning more about the totality of the Clery Act is welcome at all Clery Center trainings, our CATS curriculum is specifically designed for those with responsibility for oversight of Clery Act compliance and/or implementing its requirements.

CATS is offered in three modalities: In-person CATS, Virtual, CATS, and Self-paced CATS, and is also available on-request. Learn more about each modality below! 

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In-Person CATS

Our in-person Clery Act Training Seminar gives higher education professionals a unique chance to engage with subject matter experts and institutional peers in a detailed review of important campus safety subjects. Training seminars are conducted by expert Clery Center presenters in a variety of locations throughout the country — check our events calendar to see when we'll be near you!



Virtual CATS

Our Virtual Clery Act Training Seminar (VCATS) is a hybrid course delivering live, online instruction in a virtual format. Integrating interactive elements with engaging online content, participants will have multiple opportunities to address campus-specific questions and apply new concepts through hands-on activities as they engage with subject matter experts and institutional peers.

Taking place over three live sessions, VCATS delivers our comprehensive Clery Act training curriculum through independently completed pre-work and real-time instruction without the need for travel. Check our events calendar to register for the next VCATS session!



Self-paced CATS

Self-paced CATS utilizes videos, quizzes, and an accompanying digital workbook to illuminate common challenges and promising practices in fulfilling Clery Act requirements. Self-paced CATS gives individuals the opportunity to test their knowledge throughout the course and remains open for 12 months from the date of registration so users may complete each module in their own time. 

Learn more & register for Self-paced CATS


CATS on Request

The by-request Clery Act Training Seminar (CATS) addresses all aspects of Clery compliance, including identifying individuals required to report under the Clery Act, identifying Clery Act geography, counting and classifying crimes, ongoing disclosures such as timely warnings and emergency notification, intersections between the Clery Act and Title IX, and putting together the annual security report.

This training uses the Clery Act statute and regulations, analysis of Department of Education program review findings and current guidance from the Department as key sources of information for addressing Clery Act requirements implementation. Each session incorporates application-based activities so participants can develop, or build upon, the necessary skills to be successful in their individual roles or as part of a multidisciplinary team. Participants will review recorded pre-work for Days 2, 3, and 4 in order to prioritize real-time interaction and engagement with the instructor for the scheduled virtual, live sessions.


  • Day 1 – Getting Started & CSAs
    Total time: 2 hours (Est. additional 1 hour pre-work before Day 2)
  • Day 2 – Geography & Counting & Classifying Crime Statistics
    Total time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (Est. additional 1 hour pre-work before Day 3)
  • Day 3 – Ongoing Disclosures & Intersections between Title IX and the Clery Act
    Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (Est. additional 1 hour pre-work before Day 4)
  • Day 4 – Putting Together the Annual Security Report & Final Q&A
    Total Time: 2 hours

Total Training Time: 12.5 hours (including live and pre-work sessions; pre-work time is based on the amount of recorded content to view, not necessarily the amount of time it would take an individual to complete).

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