Academy for Venue Safety & Security 
March 10 - 14, 2019 / San Diego, CA



2019 Registration Fees

Registration Type

through 2/22/19

starting 2/23/19

Member Rates
Professional Member
Allied Member
Non-Member Rates
Professional Non-Member
Allied Non-Member
Optional Events
Severe Weather Preparedness
(Friday, March 15th: 8:00am - 5:00pm)
Member: $250
Non-Member: $350
Extra Hotel Night (for AVSS)
**$169 plus 12.8% hotel occupancy tax.**



AVSS Year 1 Prerequisites:

Completion of the following four (4) FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) courses for National Incident Management System (NIMS). The specific FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) courses required are:
  • IS-100.c - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.b - National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • IS-800.c - National Response Framework, An Introduction
These classes may be taken online for free through FEMA’s website. Each course is listed as being approximately 3 hours in length. To access the online courses, please go to:
In order to take the exam for each FEMA course, you will need to enter your Social Security Number. AVSS students who are not U.S. citizens should obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number from this site:
A copy of your certificates of completion are requested prior to on-site registration. Please send a copy or scan of your certificate to no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Terms and Conditions:
Member rates apply to individuals with current membership status at the time of registration. For additional membership information, please contact the IAVM Membership Department at or +1 972.906.7441.
AVSS Registration Fee includes:
  • Hotel accommodations: check-in Sunday, March 10, 2019; check-out Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch on 3/11/19 - 3/14/19; Opening Night Reception on 3/10/19, and Graduation Dinner on 3/14/19
  • All classes, activities/exercises, and course materials
  • Transportation to any off-site activities
Spouses/Companions/Family Members
Due to the educational nature and networking opportunities afforded through this program, spouses/companions/family members are prohibited from attending any AVSS programming and events.
All payments must be submitted in U.S. funds.
Attendee Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing. You may send your request via email, fax +1 972.906.7418, or mail IAVM Meeting Registration, 635 Fritz Drive, Suite 100, Coppell, TX, 75019, USA. Cancellation fees are calculated based on the full cost of registration and the date you submit your request, as described below:
• Cancellation request submitted on or before February 11, 2019: $500 fee
• Cancellation request submitted after February 11, 2019: No refund - Full payment is due. 
Event Cancellation or Postponement
IAVM reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event due to low participation, severe weather, or any other circumstance which would make the event non-viable. If IAVM cancels an event, registrants are eligible for a full refund. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, registrants have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. IAVM is not responsible for travel arrangements or any other actual or perceived loss due to cancellation or postponement of an event.
Photo Waiver
By attending this event, you grant IAVM the right to photograph you and your property. You also authorize IAVM to copyright, use, and publish said photographs with or without your name for any lawful purpose. Contact For questions concerning any of the above, please contact the IAVM Meetings Department at or +1 972.906.7441.​
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