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The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advice, promotion of training standards, and provision of accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.

Our Vision & Mission

Educating Professionals, Transforming Lives

Vision :

Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.

Mission :

The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.


To make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.​

Regional Director's Message

Our humble beginning.

In the early 2000s, a skilled CEO named Sandi Davies traveled to Saudi Arabia to train 400 security officers. Despite her expertise, the language barrier made it tough for the officers to grasp the English training materials. The human resources department tried hiring English speakers, but they lacked security knowledge.

Realizing the issue, they decided to translate the Certified Protection Officer program into Arabic in 2020. This move proved successful, breaking down language barriers and ensuring more officers could benefit from the program’s carefully crafted content.

Since then, the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has been dedicated to expanding its reach beyond borders. Now, their flagship program is available in five languages: English, Urdu, Arabic, French, and Tagalog. Their goal is to extend this to 10 languages by 2025.

Every day, the IFPO team strives to be the go-to resource for security professionals, offering top-notch training and education programs to propel individuals to the next level in their careers.

Nadeem Iqbal, MBA, PMP, CPP, CPOI
Regional Director
International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)
Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia (MENASA)

Our Experience

Empowering Careers, Transforming Lives

At IFPO MENASA, we believe that our programs can help every individual to have the competencies to achieve success in their careers.

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Learning hours delivered

Our team of highly capable and IFPO accredited trainer have delivered different top-notch security training programs which made us the go-to security training organization for security officers.

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Successful Students

Through our learning partners, we have made security training available for students across MENASA region.


Our Partners

Learn more about IFPO MENASA partnership opportunities.

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