Report about presenting IBSSA in ASIS Mexico meeting


On the 4th April 2017 Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – the Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico introduced our international association as well as the EPS (Executive Protection Specialist) certification at the ASIS Mexico meeting, where about 200 top Mexican security leaders and professionals were present.

During this meeting – which takes place monthly – Mr. Ivanovich was talking about IBSSA and the EPS certification, inviting the participants to join us on the 4th May 2017 at the official “IBSSA Mexico” Opening. EPS is the first official certification for bodyguards in Mexico so our members created a big expectation.

EXECUTIVE PROTECTION SPECIALIST (EPS) The first and only international certification at an operations level, backed by IBSSA.

What is in a certification?

To be able to certify a competence in a person, three factors need to be measured, knowledge, skill and experience. And they need to be measured based on an established methodology, that is constant and impartial, and these results require a certifying agent that compares them against a standard, and “certifies” that the applicant has met or exceeded such standard.

Without these, a certificate is nothing more than a diploma, with no curricular or academic value.

An EPS is bestowed through IBSSA a certifying agent, through pedagogic and scientific measurements gathered through authorized training venues around the world, that support the title’s academic value.

A Certified EPS is not a person that attended a course, but one that proved to have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience to meet the standard and thus can be considered a true people protector, certified through

IBSSA EXECUTIVE PROTECTION SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION The most complete certification, for the most complex job in the world, starts by the four must-have skills necessary to be a People Protector:

EXECUTIVE PROTECTION Most attacks are propelled by intelligence, an EPS has the ability to recognize a situation before it actually happens, as well as to be able to determine when it’s appropriate to react and when it’s not.

FIRE ARMS MANAGEMENT Although not all protector use fire arms, these are involved in 99% of attacks. An EPS must have the necessary knowledge about weapons, and acquire the skill to use them under pressure in ever changing scenarios

EVASIVE AND DEFENSIVE DRIVING 88% of all attacks happen in, or around a vehicle. An EPS has the ability to react, without creating a secondary risk for the principal. To be certified an EPS must prove control above 80% of the vehicle’s capability.

FIRST AID Some attacks can’t be prevented. An EPS must have the ability to prolong life, and even evacuate unconscious people during hostile situations, while help arrives.

7th April 2017


Summer training camp 2018 in Tata city, Hungary organised by IBSSA Instructors

Between 6-11 August 2018 (from Monday till Saturday), a 6-day Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Krav-Maga and Military Close Combat training camp will be held in the organisation and with the participation of IBSSA Master Teachers and Instructors in the picturesque Tata city, in Hungary.

XXI. IBSSA Congress in Israel - International Awards

The IBSSA, established 24 years ago, held its 21st Annual Congress on the 21st March 2018 at the conference hall of the Metropolitan Hotel in Tel-Aviv, Israel with the participation of individual and corporate members from 30 countries and 25 international organisations.
The main tasks of the General Assembly organised every five years were the reports of the leadership and the auditing committee, approved by the members and the election of the new Board of Directors and heads of the professional departments.
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At its first meeting, the new Board of Directors also decided on recognitions:

Report about the governmental adoption of the EPS program of IBSSA Mexico

On the 24th April 2018, the Commissioner of the Mexico Federal Protection Service, in association with ASIS International and the IBSSA, signed into policy the formal adoption of the IBSSA standards and training program for all licensed bodyguards in Mexico.

The following IBSSA officials were present at the signing ceremony: