About us


The International Association of Personal Protection Agents was formed in 1989 in the United States of America and is regarded as a truly international association with activities 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.


Executive Leadership Team

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Oliver Becker 

Certified Close Protection Agent®

Certified Corporate Security Manager®

Certified Security Consulting Expert

Certified Security Management Expert 

Certified SWAT Instructor

United International Security Associations


Felipe Tsoy

Certified Security Risk Manager

Certified Self Defense Instructor

Executive Director Education
United International Security Associations

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Janina Voss

Bachelor of Arts
Certified Child Protection Instructor

Director Medical & Child Protection
United International Security Associations