The United International Security Associations Certification Program
Your Certificate - because you have earned it!
“When you do your job for so many years, you don’t feel like spending hours in a classroom, paying a
lot of money, to hear things you already know from practice. At least like 80%. But if you don’t have a certification,
that really limits your career possibilities. I saw a post on Facebook and applied online.
The IAPPA certification board contacted me, asked for more documentation, ran background checks and, after I confirmed the requirements, I got certified. It was simple but not easy. And because they took it seriously, I know it’s worth it.”
A. Ortega, Certified Security Manager in Dubai.
The United International Security Associations certificate program is considered a milestone in the security industry because your professional achievements are rewarded with one of our certificates. We offer an opportunity for professional success to those who have had a lot of experience in the profession, but have received little evidence in the form of certificates.
Let's be honest: what use is it if someone decides to become a security officer, meets the respective national requirements of the authorities and then sits down at the PC and completes countless questionable and pointless online courses with which they then apply for a job? That person will also not be able to prove any professional experience for a long time, and they base their "experience" on a few hours of online training.
We honor those workers who have been in the field for years, but may have few or no certificates, because there was no time or money for this. Or the soldier who has been in the military for many years in security and, at the end of their service, they can only prove their military career! Are they less good or qualified employees than the one who has 20 online certificates but has completed just a handful of deployments? Most certainly not! We want to honor those people and give them the opportunity to apply for one of the IAPPA/WSPA/ISSDA certificates.
Membership with IAPPA is not required. However, we are always happy to welcome new members to our international community.
In 4 Steps to your Certification. And here is how it works:
Step 1: You apply for one of our certificates with the complete documents and a professional CV.
Step 2: Each application will be reviewed individually by an examining board.
Step 3: You will receive a presentation from us about the working methods that apply to IAPPA.
Afterwards you will complete a small examination to prove your commitment to our standards.
Step 4: Your printed certificate will be shipped to you.
Note: If you do not have enough experience for the Supervisor and Management
Level, but you want to learn more, you can always take a IAPPA online Course on www.onlineacademy.iappa.net