Idea and Goals
The International Association of Personal Protection Agents was formed in 1989 by Protective Service Agent Mr. Jim King from The United States of America and is regarded as the only truly international association with members in over thirty countries (and growing), including corporate security teams from international corporations, government agencies, military, police and private executive protection personnel.
IAPPA’s mission is to advocate for and actively contribute to establishing uniform and high-quality standards in the security industry around the Globe. Being one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind, IAPPA can offer professional training, advice and certified courses for security experts, also being one of the few organizations worldwide to offer a professional, real-world training program in accordance with the highest international industry standards.
IAPPA offers residential hands-on-training to students from all over the world at our training centres in Europe, Middle East and Australia. Our highly experienced and certified Instructors can offer training courses to personal protection agents, law enforcement officers, military units, commercial security agencies and others that are involved in the fields of security, law enforcement and military close protection or related security operations, including security drivers.
Moreover, IAPPA promotes the exchange between top-notch security-related experts in different regions and topics, staying ahead of the curve and thus helping its members to continue executing their missions with excellence.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
We advocate for and actively contribute to establishing uniform and high-quality standards in the security industry around the Globe.