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Security Manager

IAPPA certified Security Managers are the experts in protecting and securing people and assets. They are the interfaces between the employees and the customers and manage their security area through expertise, competence and absolute reliability - without compromise. 

What is special about the certification?

A large number of security employees work as security managers because they have extensive experience and knowledge. They literally grow into this area of security without any special education or training. 

Even members of the police or military, who end their active time, are often not certified, what they can really do. Yet they often have impressive careers and know exactly how to do their jobs. The IAPPA certification program was designed for just these people. With the IAPPA Certified Security Manager credential, they get the recognition they deserve. However, our certificates are not purchased gifts - previous work and experience must be fully documented in writing. Hands-on experience is a key factor for anyone who wants to earn the IAPPA Seal of Quality. 

This process is now accessible worldwide to recognize your knowledge and experience and prepare you for a successful career in security management. 
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How does it work?

If you meet the requirements to become a Certified Security Manager, you can apply with your documents at the bottom of this page.  
Each application is reviewed by the IAPPA Certification Board before going to the Certification Board. This committee will review the application again and decide whether to award the certificate. 
Once approved, your printed certificate will be mailed to you and you will be given the opportunity to become an IAPPA member. The first year is free and on a trial basis.  
Please allow approximately 3-5 days for the certification process. The certificate will then be shipped from Germany. Shipping then takes between 7 and 10 days (depending on the receiving country).  

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What are the requirements?

The requirements for the Certified Security Manager certification are transparent at all times. In order to ensure a high quality standard of our certifications, we attach importance to applicants who not only fulfill all requirements, but are also aware of their responsibility. This is important to ensure the value of certification by IAPPA. 
We expect the following requirements:  


  • Former police or military personnel with leadership and organizational responsibilities,

  • Employees with security responsibilities in companies, security firms or comparable tasks with at least 3 years of professional experience.

You must provide written proof of the requirements. These must be verifiable at any time. 

How do I get started?

Fill out the form below today. Upload your supporting documentation with the application form. That's it! 

Certified Security Manager



by International Association of Personal Protection Agents

Printed certificate

one year free IAPPA membership

10% Discount on online courses

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