The International Association of Personal Protection agents was founded back in 1989 by the Protective Service Agent Mr. Jim King from the United States of America.

More than 30 years later, IAPPA has become one of the largest organizations for all areas of the security industry. Corporate Security Directors, Security Guards, Police and Military Academies, and, of course, Personal Protection Agents meet at IAPPA for personal and career development and make this association so special.

With a mission to promote high-level uniform standards across the security industry worldwide, in 2020, IAPPA has launched its Online Academy to make knowledge available to members and non-members anywhere.

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All courses offered on this website follow the principles expected by IAPPA for any on-site courses: Comprehensive reality-based content that can be applied on the job. All courses have to be prepared and curated by real-life experts with field expertise.

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International Association of Personal Protection Agents

IAPPA Headquarters

Hohentwielsteig 10

14163 Berlin / Germany    



P.O.Box 39 01 20

14091 Berlin / Germany



Phone +49 30 555 97590