Certified Trainer, Crime Free Programs


Crime Free Association

Keep Illegal Activity  Off Rental Property
Crime Free Programs
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Crime Free Rental Housing
  • Crime Free Mobile Housing
  • Crime Free Condominiums
  • Crime Free Self-Storage
  • Crime Free Hotel-Motel
  • Crime Free RV Parks
  • Crime Free Lifestyles
  • Crime Free Business

You Need This Training

You Can Start Training Any Time You Choose.

We STRONGLY Encourage You To Get Updated On Domestic Violence (VAWA), H.U.D. Guidelines for Tenant Screening and Evictions, plus the U.S.D.O.J. interventions regarding Crime Free Ordinances!

The ACLU, DOJ and Journalists Are Looking At:

  • Agencies teaching landlords to deny applications based on ARREST history. (Not convictions)
  • Agencies teaching landlords to deny applications based on any FELONY conviction. (Blanket ban / No back date) Sex offenders.
  • Agencies teaching landlords to deny applications based on Domestic Violence (victim) history.
  • Agencies teaching landlords to evict tenants based on current (victimization of) Domestic Violence.
  • Agencies that penalize (through local nuisance ordinances) tenants/victims who call the police.
  • Violations regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    California Assembly Bill 1418

    Effective January 1, 2024

    Local governments are prohibited from:

    • imposing penalties or requiring landlords to evict tenants based on calls to law enforcement, suspected criminal activity, or other alleged nuisances.

    • requiring or even encouraging landlords to conduct criminal background checks during tenant screening.

    • forcing the eviction of an entire family due to a felony conviction of a single family member.

    • Note: The California Apartment Association supported the legislation, which will not prohibit landlords from conducting criminal background checks voluntarily or from terminating tenancies based on nuisance activity. Also note, some jurisdictions may already prohibit or limit the use of criminal background checks during the screening process.

      Recent HUD Regulations

      CAREFULLY review the materials at the following links:

      Click Here: An Attorney Explains The New H.U.D. Guidelines
      Click Here: U.S. Department of Justice PowerPoint Presentation
      Click Here: U.S. Department of Justice Consent Order (Ordinance Related)

      We Do NOT Teach Minimum Or Mandatory Applicant Criminal History Screening Policies. We Do NOT Recommend Or Require Crime Free Ordinances.

      Our Training Has Been Updated In The Past Few Years. Get Our Up-To-Date Training On Applicant Screening, Ordinances And Other Topics!


    Be A Certified Crime Free Programs INSTRUCTOR!

    Instructor Trainer Certifications Are Available Online Now On A Limited, First-Come Basis.

    • Crime Free Multi-Housing
    • Crime Free Rental Housing
    • Crime Free Condominiums
    • Crime Free Mobile-Housing
    • Crime Free RV Parks
    • Crime Free Self-Storage
    • Crime Free Hotel-Motel
    • Crime Free Lifestyles
    • Crime Free Business

    Due to COVID-19, we are conducting online Crime Free Certification Training for law enforcement.

    Our Online Training Classes Begin Every Day!

    • Class sizes are limited to a manageable level.
    • First come - First served (Up to 30 Attendees).
    • Please Note: Portions of the training will include offline video instruction, written quizzes and a final exam.

      Click Here For Registration Information


    State Trainer (Higher Certification)

    As a State Trainer, you will be certified by the association to teach the Crime Free Program to any law enforcement agency within your state. There is extra paperwork and more recordkeeping. You will get the training materials in conjunction with the program presentation, when you request that we bring the Crime Free Program workshop to you.

    The other option is to receive this training at one national location, to be determined, by the need for it. In the past, the Train-the-Trainer program has been held in the USA and Canada.

    The State Trainer concept is used when officers limit their training to the state they are employed in. Only currently-sworn officers will be certified. Our training spends time on administrative issues as well as sharing ideas on how to teach the program in your state or province.

    The session may look something like this:

    • Day 1 - Observe an 8-hour manager training course
    • Day 2 - Work on teaching concepts and CPTED concepts
    • Day 3 - Administrative details of the program

    National Trainer (Highest Certification)

    As a National Trainer, you will be able to teach across the country anywhere the program is needed. If you desire to receive a National Certification, please note there are some additional hours, above the State Trainer level, needed to receive this certification.

    National Trainer Requirements:

    • Individual must be a certified law enforcement member
    • Must be a Crime Free Coordinator for at least five years
    • Must be involved in Crime Free Training within your state
    • Must be willing to travel on a national level from time to time.
    • Must apply to and be approved by the ICFA Executive Director

    We will certify a National Trainer on an as needed basis. In other words, when our pool of instructors decreases in size, we will add to that pool. Currently, all current and past Crime Free Association Board members are certified National Trainers. We have two or three additional trainers, as well. This certification demands more time on the part of the trainer. For example, you may find yourself spending two, three, and maybe four days with a requesting agency if they have the need for a program to be presented or request multiple programs.

    If you are interested in becoming an instructor, email:

    Timothy Zehring

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International Crime Free Association
Attn: Timothy L. Zehring
PO Box 1146 - Higley, AZ 85236
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