CARVER Methodology
Training Course

Become a Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP) today... and ASIS members can now receive 20 ASIS CPE Credits upon completion of the course

Date: November 19th - 21st, 2019

Location: Vienna, VA

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn - Tysons Corner

Fees: $2650, space permitting

Government Employees Receive $200 OFF
Use coupon code: GOVRATE

CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Training Course™


Government Employees Receive $200 OFF
Use coupon code: GOVRATE

The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment™ training course, offered by Security Management International, is an interactive three-day course on conducting facility threat and vulnerability assessments. CARVER is a nationally recognized target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used extensively by the military, intelligence and law enforcement community and the Department of Homeland Security in its Automated Critical Asset Management System.

The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: when they're ready and when you're not.

Murphy's Military Law #5

Get certified in the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology, become a Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP) ™

CARVER identifies assets most attractive to attack by an adversary based upon key factors:


Single points of failure and degree of importance to system operations.


Ease of access to critical assets.


The time and effort to recover system operations after an adverse event.


Level of exposure to attack based on adversary capability.


Magnitude of adverse consequences resulting from malicious actions and subsequent responses.


Likelihood that potential adversaries would recognize that an asset is critical.

Meet Leo Lebaj

Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection

With over 40 years of government and commercial experience, Mr. Labaj is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, the Air National Guard and the Central Intelligence Agency. He has managed research and development programs and applied science projects for the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Intelligence Community, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

While at the CIA, Mr. Labaj developed and implemented the Defense Against Terrorism Survey, a vulnerability assessment methodology used to assess security at borders, high threat residences and facilities and over 100 international airports. Mr. Labaj also served on the Federal Aviation Administration's Blue Ribbon Panel on Airport Security and Vulnerability Assessment, and implemented and managed the FAA's National Safe Skies Team Security Screening Test Bed.
He has also served as a member of the Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST) Access Working Group and participated in a number of professional and technical organizations, including the Defense Department’s Technical Support Working Group, the American Defense Preparedness Association, the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and the Joint Service Small Arms Program.

Now available… the definitive book on the CARVER Methodology, written by retired CIA paramilitary explosives expert and CARVER co-founder, Leo Labaj!

Client Testimonials

What Previous Attendees Said About This Workshop

J. Phil Harmon

Washington Group International, Manager, Red Team Operations

Valuable class. Provided a good mix of backgrounds and experience and presented material in a manner that was great for novices and pros alike.

Henry Britt

The Response Group

Loved the interaction of students and instructors. Varied attendees gave many points of view and shared experiences.

Robert Hargesheimer

US Navy, Site Installation Manager

This course brings all walks of security together; it provides a wealth of experience to bear on how this methodology can be applied. The field work was eye opening."

Bruce Barnes, CPP, MA Ed Director,

Physical Security and Emergency Management NV Energy

"Just wanted to let you know that Mr. Labaj conducted an excellent class that was very well received by all. Several members of the class had recently attended another Vulnerability Assessment class, and everyone agreed that this was a 100 times better. In fact, one of my officers stated 'I learned more in 15 minutes in this class than I did in two days from the other course' Thanks again for your prompt and professional service, I am looking forward to working with you in the future

Courses are typically held within the Washington, DC area or in Huntsville, Alabama… however, SMI instructors can also travel to your organization’s location.

Get certified in the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology… become a Certified CARVER Assessment Professional (CCAP)