Starting a Career in Executive Protection?

For many, finding a career path or advancing a career is the most challenging task they face.

There are no guarantees for success, but there is a path to it.

The ISDA through its members provide the tools, knowledge, and practical steps necessary to get you to your desired destination in Executive Protection.

Does any of this sound familiar?

You struggle with the misinformation on social media on what skills and knowledge are needed to begin your career in Executive Protection

You are overwhelmed with the myriad of training providers and don't know which one is best for you

You have established your company but not quite sure how to market effectively

You have years of experience and skill in executive protection but are looking to expand your knowledge set

You spend a lot of time and money on training but still aren't increasing your potential or obtaining a profit from your investment


The ISDA is the leading knowledge-based community for protection professionals by protection professionals with most members having over 15 years of experience.

The website is packed with in-depth, practical information and resources on all aspects of executive protection, secure transportation, running and growing a successful business.

PLUS the support you need to ensure you bring your potential to the market from members who owe no allegiance to a training entity.


The Knowledge Center provides a constant learning environment for members, with subjects specifically designed for the protection professional.

The ISDA Roadmap is a practical step by step process to help you maximize and achieve your business goals. There are no guarantees for success, but there is a path to it.

For those members who qualify, ISDA offers Security Driver and Secure Transportation Certifications. The Certification requires the completion of a certification process. 

The Member Directory allows our members to connect with their colleagues and peers across the globe and is actively marketed to over 200 Fortune companies, security personnel for high net worth families and various military/gov. agencies.

We have created a Marketing platform for members to use the most powerful and proven marketing tool available: Word-of-Mouth. Members can reach more than 20,000 security practitioners, representing the corporate, high net worth, military, and government communities.

The business of protection is constantly evolving. To meets the needs of the profession ISDA conducts on-going research on business, executive vehicles and equipment, apps, salaries, job opportunities and recent attacks on principals.

Receive access to a selection of exclusive member-only white papers, book giveaways, business data, downloads, checklists and more - plus receive special perks & discounts

The private Facebook group is to provide a convenient space to share news from reputable sources, share articles, training, job opportunities, and communicate and network with members.

Our soon to come  online learning library of extensive courses provides training and practical advice on all aspects of secure transportation, security driving, business and marketing.


  • "The ISDA Advantage" – Knowledge – critical tools and resources that give you the advantage you need to get and stay ahead.
  • ISDA offers members an unprecedented connection to social media and the ISDA Network. We have created a platform for members to use the most powerful and proven marketing tool available – word-of-mouth.
  • The ISDA Certification is not for everyone as member applicants must qualify for the certification. The certification process requires a test of knowledge and verification of skill combined with experience in the industry. 
  • The business of protection is constantly evolving. To meet the needs of the profession ISDA conducts research and provides metrics on business, executive vehicles, and equipment, apps, salaries, job opportunities and recent attacks on principals. 

Whether you are exploring a career in executive protection, new to the profession, honing your expertise, or an established security executive, ISDA offers its members benchmark educational, networking, and marketing programs.

What our Members have to say about the Association

“As I search for associations and other such organizations, I search for the desirable qualities and content relative to what I do as a security and investigations professional. Skipping to the point, I am a proud member of the International Security Driver Association. Peruse through the site and see for yourself. For those seeking flashy pictures and videos, guns blazing, hired muscle, “pay to be certified” type of garbage…you will be disappointed.”

-Joseph M. LaSorsa CPP®, LaSorsa & Associates -

“ISDA provides a wealth of industry related tools and supported skill sets that can only enhance individual members experience and aspirations. Of particular note are the Educational Centre, providing up to date data, online learning programs and in depth material, that enables the member to develop gained knowledge and commensurate marketability.”

-Bart Szczepanski, Security/Executive Chauffeur -

“What I like about the ISDA is it gives me access to a vetted network of security trained drivers and EP professionals around the world. The group regularly shares contemporary best practices in both protective services in general and secure transportation in particular. Effective risk mitigation is as much about your network as it is your tactics, techniques and procedures.”

-Mark James, Executive Director, Panther Protection Services -

The challenges that security professionals face in today’s complex environment aren’t going to be solved in 140 characters or through “life-hacks.” In order to stay a step ahead of our adversaries, they are challenges that require informed and educated professionals who have prepared themselves to succeed. To learn from situations that other professionals have faced and to stay current on conversations relating to the business of protection, there is no place that I turn to more often than the ISDA Knowledge Center.

-Patrick Van Horne, Co-author of Left of Bang and Co-Founder of The CP Journal -

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Membership costs $75 per year, and there are no requirements to join.

Annual automatic renewal of $75 will occur on the anniversary of the original purchase date.

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