Before You Begin

BEFORE YOU PROCEED, please review the Membership Classifications & Fees and the Qualifications for Membership.

Also, BE READY TO UPLOAD the following documents from your computer:

  1. Your Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  2. A copy of your letterhead stationary plus promotional materials for your business that may be available in draft or final form, such as a business card, brochure, etc.
  3. A copy of your letter(s) to your college/university requesting that they forward a true copy of your transcript to IAPSC (for your highest degree attained, only) OR verification that you currently hold one of the approved certifications.

Additionally, be ready to pay the APPLICATION FEE $200 USD. You will be given the option to pay online with a credit card or mail in a check. Please note that your application will not be processed until payment is received.

Finally, please note that all applicants must submit to a BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION as part of the application process. Sensitive information will NOT be collected as part of this online form, but rather collected directly and securely by Safe-Screen, our contracted provider.

The purpose of this Application is to enable the Membership Committee to make a determination relative to an applicant’s eligibility for membership. The applicant may be asked to provide additional information. Final determination of eligibility will be made by the Membership Committee based on the information furnished, any oral interviews, and information received through the background check.

Membership Type

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Annual membership dues will be $395. The membership year runs January 1 through December 31. Initial annual membership dues will be pro-rated quarterly according to the date of acceptance.

Personal Data
Professional Data

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All applicants must have at least one of the above. Select which you would like to use to meet this requirement and provide documentation below, if applicable.

List all undergraduate and graduate degrees held. For each degree, provide the following: College/University Name, Location, Years Attended, Degree Awarded.

Please request your college or university to send a true copy of your transcript (highest degree only) directly to the IAPSC and upload a copy of the request here.

Please upload verification of your current certification (e.g. copy of a certificate, letter, or reference list).

Your Security Consulting Practice

Please indicate no more than three (3) major areas of specialization, and three (3) major environments serviced which you claim in your practice. If you have less than three areas, or have not yet decided, please indicate.

Examples: physical security surveys, security training, policy development, system design and specification, expert witness testimony, electronic countermeasures, etc.

Examples: retail, manufacturing, museums, law firms, colleges, etc.)

Provide a copy of your letterhead stationary plus promotional materials for your business that may be available in draft form or final form, such as a business card, brochure, etc. Materials must show information about the services advertised by your business. This is not required if a sufficient business website was provided above.


List all consulting organizations by which you have been employed as a security consultant. List chronologically, starting with the most recent. If self-employed, so indicate. For each position, show approximate percentage of time spent on management/security consulting, versus other consulting, administrative, or other duties. If you are an Internal Consultant, (Director of Security, Chief Security Officer, Senior Security Consultant, etc.) this would be considered internal consulting experience. Please list percentage.

Please cover the last 15 years or back to age 21, whichever is longer. List chronologically, starting with the most recent. Provide Company Name/Location, Position(s) Held, and From/To Dates.

Current Relationships & Activities

We are interested in your current activities and associations, not what you previously did.

(also, please state if you are required by law to be licensed as a private investigator in order to perform security consulting services)

Background Investigation Authorizaton
Release of IAPSC
Application Fee

There is a non-refundable application fee for IAPSC membership of $200 USD. Please select an option below for payment. Note that applications will not be processed until payment is received.

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Please submit your application fee by clicking the button below. Once payment is completed, you will be returned to the IAPSC website and receive a confirmation of your application submission.