The safety and protection of people and assets requires the existence of a multidisciplinary and multisectoral civil protection that integrates technicians with level 5 training capable of incorporating any civil protection agencies (City Councils, Fire Brigades, Forest Rescue Services, INEM, Portuguese Red Cross and companies in hygiene and safety and protection equipment).


The course TeSP in Civil Protection aims to train professionals capable of developing, autonomously or integrated into multidisciplinary teams, Civil Protection activities in the prevention, mitigation, and reestablishment of normality in the scenario of natural and/or technological risks.

The course was created with the support of the following entities:

  • AMAL – Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve
  • ANEPC – Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil
  • CCDR – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Algarve
  • Cruz Lusa – Associação dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Faro
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa – Delegação de Faro-Loulé
  • DGestE – Direção geral dos estabelecimentos escolares
  • Escola Nacional de Bombeiros
  • Global fire equipment – Montagem de equipamentos eletrónicos, S.A.
  • Município de Albufeira
  • Município de Faro
  • Município de Lagoa
  • Município de Lagos
  • Município de Loulé
  • Município de Monchique
  • Município de Olhão
  • Município de Portimão
  • Município de São Brás de Alportel
  • Município de Tavira
  • Município de Vila Real de Santo António
  • Terras do Infante – Associação de Municípios

Degree courses at the University of Algarve that holders of the CTeSP in Civil Protection can apply for and be exempt from passing the entrance exam:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering


Tuition 2023/2024

National Applicants: 609,24 Euros

International Applicants: 1450 Euros

The CTeSP applications are made through the Applications Portal, which is available under the tab "Admissions".