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NATO Force Protection Course

Conducted by PROT


To provide students with foundational knowledge of NATO’s Force Protection (FP) concepts and requirements.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Restricted Rel PfP/EUMS/RSM/KFOR
Discipline: LOP - Land Operations
Area: LO - Land Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.199
ETOC Code: LOP-LO-2546

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
P5-40-C-23 30 Oct 23 - 03 Nov 23
P5-40-A-24 04 - 08 Mar 24 Contact POC
P5-40-B-24 17 - 21 Jun 24 Contact POC
P5-40-C-24 04 - 08 Nov 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

Force Protection Concepts: Given references, the student will apply NATO FP concepts to the operational planning and the threat assessment processes in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

Components of Force Protection: Given references, the student will explain the FP principles and elements in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

Force Protection Operations: Given references, the student will apply a FP operational component to a recent theatre experience in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-6 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, assigned to a NATO or PfP headquarters or agency, Ministry of Defence, Foreign Affairs department, or subordinate military headquarters, unit, or agency.

The OPR and/or CO-OPR will establish the prioritisation should the course be oversubscribed. Students pending an operational deployment, newly arrived in a NATO FP position, or projected for an assignment to a FP position will take priority.
(1) Rank Level:
NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-4
Civilian: equivalencies to the NATO Rank options

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of interactive lectures, followed by brief, moderated question-and-answer sessions. Syndicate exercises are conducted with subject matter experts from NATO response force mission fields.

Further Information

This course is meant as an introduction to the subject of FP during NATO operations. It is not designed to certify FP specialists and should not be used as a pre-deployment validation course for non-specialists who are expected to deploy into FP or FP-related positions in operational theatres.