Members in Creating Safer Communities
through Informed Design

 

The SAFE Design Council has two membership categories:

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Associate Members of the SAFE Design Council typically are individuals who wish to develop a broad understanding of the SAFE Design Standard®, yet do not wish to actively participate in the certification process. In addition to gaining insight into the SAFE Design Standard®, associate members also learn about trends and advancements in contemporary environmental crime reduction. All associate members must complete the Associate Member Education Program (SAFE 100) and maintain their annual membership.

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Accredited SAFE Design Professionals™ (ASDPs) generally are design professionals (including architects, engineers, urban planners, or landscape architects), security specialists, or others wishing to diversify their professional services by applying the SAFE Design Standard® methodology to their work and projects. ASDPs must meet the rigorous membership requirements set by the SAFE Design Council and successfully complete the Accredited SAFE Design Professional™ Educational Program (SAFE 200). ASDPs are the only persons authorized to apply the SAFE Design Standard®.

 

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The Associate Member Education Program (SAFE 100) consists of a fourteen-hour, face-to-face course delivered by leading environmental crime reduction specialists. This course provides participants a broad understanding of contemporary environmental criminology and related environmental design scholarship – including an overview of the SAFE Design Standard® methodology. To provide added value to participants, this course is recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as constituting 14 AIA/CES credits under the Health, Safety and Welfare (LU/HSW) category.

Upon completion of the Associate Member Education Program (SAFE 100), participants will be able to:

1. Develop a foundational understanding of key criminological and design theories and scholarship relating to crime reduction through design;

2. Understand and describe how criminological and design scholarship, when applied to a built environment using the SAFE Design Standard® methodology, can assist in reducing the likelihood users of a building or site will become victims of crime;

3. Review built environments using the SAFE Design Standard® methodology, and identify how design and programming could contribute to crime reduction while also promoting a positive place to live, learn, work, and play; and,

4. Learn the general process required to apply the SAFE Design Standard® to a built environment.

 

 

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The Accredited SAFE Design Professional™ Education Program (SAFE 200) consists of a twenty-one hour, face-to-face course delivered by leading environmental crime reduction specialists. This course provides participants a comprehensive understanding of the SAFE Design Standard® methodology, and teaches how to apply the SAFE Design Standard® to a project. Upon successful completion, participants will be eligible to become Accredited SAFE Design Professionals™ (ASDPs) and authorized to apply the SAFE Design Standard® in the development or redevelopment of built environments – including having a property or site certified as meeting the rigorous SAFE Design Standard®.

SAFE 100 is a prerequisite for this course.

Upon completion of the Accredited SAFE Design Professional™ Education Program (SAFE 200), participants will be able to:

1.  Understand and describe how criminological and design scholarship, when applied to a built environment using the SAFE Design Standard® methodology, can assist in reducing the risk and fear of crime;

2. Review and assess built environments using the SAFE Design Standard® methodology, and identify where design interventions, security technologies, usage policies, and programs are required to assist in reducing the likelihood of crime – while at the same time promoting a positive environment where legitimate users feel safer and more comfortable living, learning, working, and playing;

3. Prepare and submit reports that clearly articulate how built environments were reviewed, assessed and analyzed using the SAFE Design Standard® methodology; and,

4. Respond to critical feedback relating to possible deficiencies in how the SAFE Design Standard® methodology was applied, and identify where additional design interventions, security technologies, usage policies and programs could be applied to assist in reducing the likelihood users of a building or site will be the victims of crime.

 

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Continuing education is vital in maintaining currency with contemporary environmental crime reduction scholarship, as well as with the SAFE Design Standard®. To ensure SAFE Design Council members are as informed as possible about current practices in the application of the SAFE Design Standard®, each must participate to some degree in continuing education. Every three years, ASDPs are required to either attend the Annual SAFE Design Council Members' Symposium (a one-day educational event) or complete a six-hour online course. At least once every five years, Associate Members must attend a SAFE Design Council symposium or complete a six-hour online course. In addition to the continuing education requirements, both Associate Members and ASDPs are required to pay annual membership dues.

SAFE Design™ – Online Continuing Education Course
160.00

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Annual SAFE Design Council Members' Symposium
225.00

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