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The International Association of Personal Protection Agents, active worldwide since 1989, has always been known for putting strong emphasis on practical experience and wouldn’t even certify their own graduates until they could prove at least four years of experience on the field.

Now, the other way around can work for you, if you have enough training and experience but lack a certification.

How an online
certification works!


Select the certificate you wish to apply for. Choose the certification that matches your demonstrable qualifications. 


Applications are reviewed by our Certification Committee. Background checks are carried out, some documents can be validated at the issuing institution or further information or documents can be requested


After a positive check by the board, you will receive a payment link, which you pay within 5 days. Note: If the payment has not been made by the end of this period, the application will be rejected and the applicant will be permanently blocked.  


After a positive examination by the Certification Committee, you will receive written notification of the result.  Your certificate will then be created and sent out. Each certificate has a unique number that clients or employers can request from us once it is valid. 

Any person who has been active in security, law enforcement or military and has gathered enough knowledge and experience in a specific area can find their corresponding certification according to the United International Security Associations table of standards.

Why certification?

The IAPPA Certification program is closing this gap for people who really know their jobs, have hands-on experience and want that to be valued as such. For very low fees compared to extensive certification courses, it offers experienced professionals a valid trackable certificate.

Issued by a worldwide recognized institution, employers know that the person is a serious and field-proven professional. Without all the hassle and costs of the older ways.

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Certifications by IAPPA

Executive Protection Agent

The PEPA program was developed exclusively for individuals who have gathered considerable experience in close protection, but lack a recognized or international certification to work in private executive protection. An example are former soldiers, police officers or civilians who have consistently “learned by doing”.All PEPA-certified professionals and graduates from IAPPA-accredited Close Protection Agent programs will have the opportunity to engage in international missions and be considered for the CCPA® Program. The Certified Close Protection Agent badge is IAPPA’s quality seal and can only be earned after considerable training and experience, becoming part of a very exclusive and internationally recognized elite team. In addition to proof of education and work in the security industry, we expect a minimum of 4 years in the field.

Certified Security Manager

The Certified Security Manager is the competence in security and one of the highest certifications isseud by IAPPA. And only for true experts.Do you have your own security company or are you in a management position? Your customers count on you because you always manage and take care of everything? Your expertise is special and has proven to be indispensable over the years? Then you deserve to show your achievements and be recognized on an international level as an IAPPA Certified Security Manager.In addition to proof of education and work in the security industry, we expect you to have worked in this field on a managerial level for at least 3 years.

Certified Security Consultant

Security consulting for customers, government agencies or other entities is an extremely important area of the security industry. It forms the basis for the actions that must then be taken.Security consulting, therefore, requires a high level of brainpower, expertise and know-how.In addition to proof of training and activities in the security industry, we expect a minimum of 3 years of activity in this area.​

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