International CPTED 



Welcome to the ICA

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. It is pronounced sep-ted and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms. 

Promoting CPTED Locally

The ICA Supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments. 

ICA Perspectives

NEW ICA Perspectives Newsletter from January to July   2017 now available!

Upcoming Events


CPTED Foundations Workshop

The International CPTED Association (ICA) presents this important 4 day workshop for anybody who is concerned or engaged in community safety, physical security, planning or design of spaces. There are a limited number of spaces for persons wishing to upgrade their skills and effectiveness.

In Calgary, Canada October 23-26, 2017, registration includes materials and lunch. Arrangements have been made for hotel discounts for out of town participants.

Visit the CPTED Foundations event page for more information or download the flyer HERE

2017 ICA Conference

My street, my neighbourhood, my city - CPTED in action

The 2017 conference was an impressive demonstration of the reach and diversity of the ICA "family". With more than 17 countries present the information and networking was elevated to new heights. Plan now to attend the 2019 Conference!

2017 Conference Presentations are available!

A New ICA White Paper - CPTED and Homelessness

CPTED and Homelessness is a product of the 2015 International CPTED Association conference. Authored by Gregory Saville and Randall Atlas, this paper offers guidelines to CPTED practitioners regarding homelessness.

For other ICA White Papers, click here

CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations

A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download this manual in 5 languages here or the english version here.

Latest News

ICA CPTED Certification

The Certification program is alive and well. We currently have one paid applicant in process and Greg Saville recently completed a project preparing to revamp a portion of the program, more on that from Greg when it is ready.

We will be in need of new team members to review the proofs of competency provided by applicants. We usually have an increase of applications following the international conference and this year should be no different. The process is pretty simple. The applicant provides a Record Book and documents demonstrating competency in the core areas. The Record Book points to where each competency can be proved in the provided materials. Documents could be presentations the applicant has made (PowerPoint) or articles they have written. Completed CPTED based assessments are usually the best proof of competency but there are many other ways to prove the applicant knows their CPTED. Once that is done there is a test of the applicant’s own design and the three team members reviewing the submissions will render a decision. Even if the first attempt is not successful, the team will submit questions and concerns and the applicant has the opportunity to make additional submissions or corrections.


If you are CPTED certified through the ICA, and would like to serve on a Certification Review Team, contact me through the ICA (


Josh Brown

Certification Chair

ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies