|INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SECURITY TRAINERS ASSOCIATION
|" ENTER TO LEARN EXIT TO SERVE"
IPSTA is the world’s largest association dedicated to the learning and development of security professionals.
IPSTA’s members come from more than 28 countries and connect locally across the US with it's international
partners working toward the same goals and focus of training and equipping the private security officer.
Members work in many types of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent security trainers,
directors and instructors of security schools and academies, and suppliers.
Established in 2011, with a mission of uniting instructors, educators, state governmental regulators and the
private security industry, our goals have already widened to include the profession’s focus to link learning and
performance to individual and organizational results, and to increase professionalism through education.
Provides resources for learning and performance professionals, educators, and students—research, analysis,
benchmarking, online information, books, and other publications relating to the security industry.
Brings professionals together in conferences, workshops, and online training sessions.
Offers professional development opportunities for learning practitioners including certificate programs and the
only credential offered in the field: the Certified Professional Security Trainer (CPST)
Serves as the voice of the profession to the media and to public policy makers in the U.S., and collaborates
with other associations, organizations, and educational institutions to advance the profession
Recognizes excellence and sets the standard for best practices in learning and performance
Our mission: Empower professionals to develop knowledge and skills successfully.