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Monday, March 27 • 9:30am - 3:00pm
National HOST Security Certification Program

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This Security Workshop is being presented in two parts.  Part 1 will be completed Online before the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Show and Part 2 will be completed at the show on Monday, March 27 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Room TBD


This Workshop is a National HOST Security Certification Program and if you’re from California, this is the new mandated California Licensing Training (PSO) for all California In House Security Guards or “Bouncers”.  We will be presenting this Certification and Licensing program using our Hybrid Training format that will combine 12-hours of pre-show Online Training and our interactive 5-hour In Person Training at the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Show.


This workshop is an absolute must for all owners, managers and of course, every bar or club security host.  This is the most comprehensive security training program in the country and has stood up against courtroom scrutiny, law enforcement inspection and is way above the Hospitality Industry Standard of Care for in-house security guards or “bouncers.”  We have taught this program to over 6,500 bar and club employees nationwide and this is the only security training program endorsed by multiple national and international insurance carriers who offer premium discounts for our Certificates of Completion.  The topics taught in this comprehensive workshop are:


  • Guard Duties and Responsibilities
  • Powers to Arrest and Citizen’s Detention
  • Conflict Resolution and Legal Limits to Using Force
  • Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liabilities
  • Alcohol Service Rules and Regulations
  • Recognition of Fake & False Identification
  • Recognition of Club Drug & Narcotics Usage
  • Disaster and Terrorism Awareness
  • Much, Much More...


Attendees simply register for the training by selecting it as an ala carte item when registering for the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, purchase a single ticket or multiple tickets for several employees.  Once registered you will receive and email notification on how to complete the preliminary Online Training Portion of the Certification.


When the attendee has completed the Online Training Course they will then attend the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Show and attend the In-Person Training Program on Monday, March 27 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Room TBD.


All attendees who fully complete this Hybrid Training Program will receive their National HOST or the State of California PSO Certificate of Completion.


For additional questions contact Nightclub Security Consultants directly at manny@nightclubsecurity.com or call at 619-261-3338.


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Manny Marquez

Vice President, Nightclub Security Consultants
Manny Marquez is a hospitality professional and expert who has ran and operated some of San Diego’s most recognizable venues over the last 16 years - including La Puerta, Typhoon Saloon, and the Gaslamp Quarter’s iconic Henry’s Pub. Currently, Manny is the Vice President of... Read More →
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Robert Smith

President, Nightclub Security Consultants
Robert C. Smith is the President and CEO of Nightclub Security Consultants, Inc.  In 1998, while still a San Diego Police Officer, he formed his company after an incident surrounding the use of force by a security guard at a San Diego bar.  This incident compelled Robert to create... Read More →

Monday March 27, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm PDT
Room N232 Las Vegas Convention Center