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 Board Certified
Testing & Accreditation

The Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP) has partnered with Prometric to develop the first-of-its-kind Board Certification exam for Executive Protection Operations.


The objective of the initiative is to create a nationally recognized certification for executive protection.  Passing this exam will award the individual the accreditation of being a Board "Certified Executive Security Operations Professional" (CESOP):


Unlike a generic, non-validated certificate of attendance or completion, this certification is specific. The test is designed to evaluate and analyze a person's knowledge, skills, and abilities related to Executive Protection and Personal Security Management.

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The Certification Accreditation will not be 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 Accreditation will renew for another 3 (three) years.   

Application Requirements 

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.

  • Completion of a verifiable vehicle dynamics course.

  • 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

Why become 

Certified in Executive Protection?

  1. Demonstrates commitment to your profession

  2. Reflects achievement 

  3. Improves skills and knowledge

  4. Provides for greater earnings potential

  5. Enhances the profession's image

  6. Builds self-esteem. 

  7. Establishes professional credentials

  8. Improves career opportunities and advancement

  9. Prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities

  10. Offers greater professional recognition from peers

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