About the
Board Certified Designation

The Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP) will develop the first-of-its-kind Board Certification  Designation for Executive Protection.  The goal of the initiative is to create a nationally recognized certification for executive protection.  Unlike a generic, non-validated certificate of attendance or completion, this certification is specific.


The Certified Designation is not valid in perpetuity; rather, it will be valid for three (3) years at a time.  Those who wish to maintain their certification must submit documentation of seventy-five (75) continuing education credits (CEC) during those three (three) years.

Those CEC’s consist of industry-specific professional development activities such as: 

  • Attending industry-related conferences

  • Attending industry-related workshops

  • Attending industry-related training or classes

  • Authoring book published books and or articles

  • Instructing/teaching

If an individual meets the 75 (seventy-five) CEC requirement by the anniversary of their certification issue date, the Board Certification Designation will renew for another 3 (three).   

The BEPP is responsible for creating and scoring a comprehensive standardized test for Executive Protection Professionals.  The test is designed to evaluate and analyze a person's knowledge, skills, and abilities related to Executive Protection and Personal Security Management.

The Process

Candidates interested in certification need to apply and submit documentation demonstrating that they meet all the minimum requirements.

Those minimum requirements would include:

  • 5 Years verifiable security experience.

  • Not have been convicted of any felony or any crime which would have a negative reflection on the security industry.

  • Completion of a verifiable handgun course (within the last three years).

  • Completion of a verifiable vehicle dynamics course (within the last five years).

  • Completion of a CPR/First Aid course (within the last two years).


After the Board approves the application, the applicant will schedule their examination, consisting of multiple-choice questions in specific domains covering over twenty (20) different areas of knowledge that will be administered by a designated third-party professional proctor.


Domains and areas of knowledge include:

Domain 2

Operational Progression

  • Safe and Secure Motor Vehicle Transportation

  • Medical Procedures and Considerations 

  • Security Operations Center (Local and Global)

  • TSCM (Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) 

  • Robotics for Executive Protection 

  • Canine Support

  • Cyber Security

Domain 3

Operational Management 

  • Protective Intelligence Systems

  • International Travel

  • Covert Protection

  • Threat, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment 

  • Mitigating Personal and Professional Liability 

  • Selection and Training 

  • Family Office 

Domain 1

Operational Foundation

  • Arrivals/Departures

  • Formations

  • Etiquette

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Protector Presentation 

  • Everyday Carry Items 

  • Security Advances

  • Defensive Tactics 

  • Residential Security

Upon passing the exam with a minimum passing score of 80%, an individual would earn the designation of "Certified Executive Protection Professional."

Why become 

Certified in Executive Protection?

  1. Certification demonstrates commitment to your profession. 

  2. Certification reflects achievement. 

  3. Certification enhances the profession's image. 

  4. Certification builds self-esteem. 

  5. Certification establishes professional credentials.

  6. Certification improves career opportunities and advancement. 

  7. Certification prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities. 

  8. Certification provides for greater earnings potential. 

  9. Certification improves skills and knowledge. 

  10. Certification offers greater professional recognition from peers. 

BEPP will also provide educational courses and validate training providers who offer executive protection education courses.  As a result, individuals will be better prepared to pass the Board Certification exam by completing this training.