The IAPPA was created to establish uniform standards for Close Protection Agents. Even today, training in personal protection is considered the supreme discipline in the security industry. The quality of the training ranges from very good to unbelievably bad worldwide. Many contents in so-called academies do not correspond to reality and often serve as advertising measures and adventure vacations so that the often completely exaggerated training fees are justified. Very often this has little to do with personal protection, because the reality often looks different than it is suggested to the participants.
The certified and accredited training centers of our members and partners train according to the internationally valid standards for personal- and escort protection, which have been in force since 1989 and are constantly being modified. We adapt to the changes in the world, because standing still means falling behind. 

Today, more than 30 years after our foundation, we offer a wide range of education, training and education for security forces worldwide. Our members are experts in what they do and use their knowledge to ensure high quality training. 

If you are looking for a certified academy or a certified instructor, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with a suitable contact. If you run an academy or are a trainer yourself, we would be pleased about your interest in a membership.  

In our online Academy you will find a variety of interesting training courses that can help you advance professionally and provide you with knowledge, because only in this way you can always do a good job.

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