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Founded back in 1989 by the Special Agent Mr. Jim King in the United States, the IAPPA started as a very exclusive group of Close Protection Agents in charge of governments, royalty, and celebrities, geared towards an exchange.

More than 30 years later, the International Association of Personal Protection Agents has a very diverse members body formed by individuals and companies of all areas of professional security, engaged in executive protection services, corporate security of corporations, military and law enforcement.

With the outspoken mission of promoting and establishing uniform, high-quality standards to strengthen the security industry worldwide, the IAPPA also accredits and certifies private and governmental academies, as well as offers close protection and security training in four continents.


Three decades later, an executive protection certification accredited by the IAPPA is an important sign of hard work and serious training.

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Henry Ford

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