The 3rd meeting of the ERNCIP Academic Committee had a specific focus on training for security professionals for critical infrastructures. This topic had been highlighted as objective of major interest at the 2nd ERNCIP Operator Workshop held in Ispra in May 2014 and as ground where interaction between Academia and Infrastructure Operators should be further promoted. Security firms, operators and academia provided their own perspectives on the topics discussed. During the first day a video conference was organized with George Mason University’s Department of Homeland Security and CIP (USA) for a presentation of their ‘comprehensive graduate level curriculum and supplemental case studies in critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR)’. The AC, after careful discussion, decided to work on the development of “science-based training for professionals in critical infrastructure protection and resilience”. The proposal will be soon available on the ERNCIP website together with information regarding the activities that will be carried on toward this objective.