All professional bodyguards dream of new clients knocking down their door, but that’s not usually the case. To get the best clients to work with you will need to either get hired at an established agency, or be proactive and ready to do some major preparation and hustle. Competition in the executive protection industry is fierce, but there are steps you can take to improve your ability to find great clients regularly.
Bodyguard licensing and insurance requirements vary across states. There are no federal standards or statutes pertaining to bodyguard training programs. The type of security being provided, whether or not it is armed security, the scope of security offered and specific job requirements will determine the kind of training needed.
While security companies must be registered, licensed and insured to offer bodyguards or executive protection specialists, there is no official certification for aspiring bodyguards. There are however private schools offering comprehensive training programs. So how do you choose the right one for you?
If you’re serious about a career in this industry, professional training can be one of the best investments you can make. But bodyguard training – especially if you have to pay for it yourself – can be an expensive investment in both time and money spent.
Not only do you have to research all the different programs, but then you have to travel to the campus, pay for accommodations and food, and finally spend the time moving through the entire training program at someone else’s pace.
Thankfully, thanks to increasing student demand and the power of technology, online training options are becoming available.