The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security  (NCS4) offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue and event staff. The Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) certification is a two-part credential composed of a training certificate coupled with a background screening component. The strength of the CSVS lies in the capability to offer this two-part credential in a single package that is far more valuable than either one by itself.

The CSVS certification was designed by industry leading experts for both organizations who have front line staff critical to the safety and security of sport & special events, and for individuals seeking CSVS certification prior to employment. Those who go through this certification program will learn key core fundamentals and role-specific competencies, in addition to receiving a complete background screening.


Targeted Roles

Guest Services Representatives

Gate Security


Ticket Takers

Retail Associates

Parking Attendants

Cleaning Attendants

Concessions Staff


For more information please contact Kyle Hopkins at kyle.hopkins@usm.edu or 601.266.5837.


Statement of Non-Discrimination

NCS4 endorses the principles of equal opportunity.  Eligibility criteria for examination and certification are applied equally to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

For more information, contact the NCS4 Certification Department at certificationsupport@usm.edu or 601.266.6099.