Bodyguard Services Training Academy (SA) has been providing specialist VIP Protection training since 1996. Our graduates are all equipped with the know-how and expertise to carry out professional Close Quarter Protection Assignments. The Academy has become synonymous with the professional development and training of individuals wanting to pursue a career in the close protection field. Johannesburg, South Africa, provides an excellent environment for this highly specialised training and allows our students to experience and simulate many of the challenges they will be faced with in the VIP Protection industry. All our training is focused upon outcome based objectives, making use of theoretical and practical techniques.



Close Protection Training

Bodyguard Services Training Academy (SA) provides specialist PSIRA (SA) and SASSETA compliant close protection training to individuals and groups, both within the borders of South Africa as well as in neighbouring African countries. The training provided by the Bodyguard Services Training Academy (SA) is designed to provide a unique and superior learning experience. Our instructors are not ‘teachers’ but are, themselves, active close protection specialists with many years of in-field experience, both locally and abroad. Graduate ‘bodyguards’ from our Academy include some of the most highly respected CPO’s currently in service worldwide.



Course Schedule 2014

The training courses provided by the Bodyguard Services Training Academy are presented in a manner to replicate the actual operating environment that our graduate bodyguards will find themselves operating in. This allows our instructors/trainers to assess the students continuously throughout the programme. In doing so, we are able to equip the students with all the required skills and know-how for immediate live deployment upon successful completion of the programme!


Why pursue a career in close protection?


  1. This is a career that is at the ‘high end’ of the international security industry.
  2. The most personally rewarding discipline of all the private security disciplines.
  3. International business/career opportunities.
  4. One of the three fastest growing industries within the global security field.
  5. Equip yourself with skills that will stand you in good stead for every aspect of your life.





VIP Protection Course

  • CPO Specialist

Certification = Accredited SASSETA Course

DK VIP course info 2014

DK VIP registration 2014

July 14 - 30, 2014


October 7 - 23, 2014

R19 860

(ex VAT & ex accommodation)



We are accredited with the following industry bodies:


  • SASSETA (Safety & Security Sector Education & Training Authority)
  • SAIS (South African Institute of Security)
  • PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • SASA – Gold Member (Security Association of South Africa)



Contact us for further information regarding course content, fees etc.