International Association of Personal Protection Agents

The International Association of Personal Protection Agents was founded in 1989 in the USA. Even back then, the goal of the IAPPA was the worldwide connection of personal protection agents of the various operational uses. In this network, they were able to exchange ideas, train together, further their education and develop uniform worldwide standards for personal protection.

Today, more than 30 years later, IAPPA has more than 700 members in over 30 countries around the world. These include Close Protection Agents, Event Security Managers, Corporate Security Professionals, Military Units, Royal Personal Protection Commands, Police Units, Security Academies and international Security Consultants. In addition, IAPPA has developed a unique certification process for Close Protections Agents and other security professions.



"Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. 
Working together is success." 
Henry Ford