Certification CCPA

Move forward and get the seal of approval…
The Certified Close Protection Agent (CCPA) is a professional accreditation program designed for those protection agents who are dedicated to improving their professional development. Everyone knows that MD following an individual’s name means he or she is a medical doctor. And CPA signifies the individual has met standards and fulfilled requirements to be a certified public accountant. The stringent criteria for the CCPA certification will benefit you by showing employers and your colleagues your proven competency in the personal protection field.

I.A.P.P.A offers experienced personal protection agents and/or others that are involved in close protection operations the opportunity to become an I.A.P.P.A Certified Close Protection Agent (CCPA). The I.A.P.P.A Certified Close Protection Agent is a “seal of approval” that shows  that you are a skilled close protection operator.

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Why should I become certified?
Security professionals from all over the world have to prove their skills when applying for a close protection job. The certification is a “seal of approval” provided by an international known organization, that shows that you are skilled in close protection operations and that your experience and training has been reviewed by The I.A.P.P.A Certification Board. The board consists of security experts and law enforcement professionals with many years of experience from high level close protection details.

Personal Protection Agent certification for a variety of reasons.

The most common reasons being:

  • Personal satisfaction
  • Recognition from colleagues
  • Advancement Opportunites

Certified Close Protection Agent

How do I become certified?
In order to become an I.A.P.P.A Certified Close Protection Agent the applicant must have documented experience in close protection operations (executive protection and/or vip security) and provide the certification board with references and information about past and present clients, training and experience.

Candidates wishing to take the I.A.P.P.A Certification as Certified Close Protection Agent must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

1. Four (4) years of experience from the Close Protection Operations field. This can be part-time or full-time employment in a local, national or private security organization that provides close protection, corporate security (executive protection), entertainment and vip security services.

2. Have completed specialized security and/or law enforcement/armed forces training
Please contact us if you are uncertain about your formal training background.

3. The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on The Personal Protection Agent profession, I.A.P.P.A, or the certification program.

Those professionals who do not wish to take the home study course may challenge the exam,providing they are otherwise eligible. The CCPA program is available to I.A.P.P.A members and non-members alike.

Course information:
Venue: Distance Education (Global)
Course lenght: 4-8 weeks
Fee: 295 USD *
Date: Individual online training

* a special discount is currently (April 2014) given to certain professional groups – please contact us directly