Not everyone can become a bodyguard! Here's what you need.

by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978

A bodyguard is a professional personal security officer who protects his clients from threats such as kidnapping, assault, and stocking. A private security officer protects you by assessing any threats, planning all routes, and thoroughly searching buildings and cars for your safety. Ideally, presence and preparation are all that's necessary to help prevent an attack. Still, a bodyguard must also be ready to use force if the situation calls for it. 

There are times when armed bodyguards also provide you with security driving to ensure your safety. Individuals who choose to hire a professional bodyguard include those who frequently come into the public eye, such as politicians and celebrities. All this concentrated attention brings them at a higher risk of attack than regular civilians.

Even extremely wealthy individuals can choose to hire personal security for themselves or their loved ones. If you wish to become a bodyguard, you may find opportunities through individual clients or a private security company. Continue reading to find out how to become a bodyguard.


There are a lot of requirements that you need to fulfill if you wish to become a bodyguard. An applicant must meet these requirements when applying for a personal protection officers' position.

You will need to have adequate training in weaponry, defense, and combat. You must also have experience in using this training on-field if things go out of control. It is critical for an armed bodyguard to know about weapons and is highly fit physically.

Education requirements

No formal degree or education is typically required if you wish to become a professional bodyguard; however, having a high-school diploma or GED and training and certificate programs are ideally needed if you wish to be successful in the field.

Even though some formal education is going to help you in a lot of ways, there are numerous requirements that you need to fulfill if you wish to become a bodyguard. Training in defense, hand-to-hand combat, weapons, and other skills are essential since a bodyguard will have to use them in almost every case. An education in criminal justice can also give a bodyguard some advantage in obtaining a job opportunity.

Numerous private security companies can provide these types of training to their potential or current employees. Nevertheless, you can still join a professional bodyguard training school that will train you in unarmed combat, first aid, and threat assessment. You will require additional training and certification if you wish to become an armed bodyguard. 

Licensing requirements

Besides having a driving license to provide security driving, you also need to obtain and carry weapons and firearms permit. Weapons licensing varies from state to state, with some regions disallowing private security officers from having any concealed weapons.

Required skills to become a bodyguard.

All professional bodyguards must exhibit the following skills and traits if they wish to provide exceptional services to their clients:

  • Excellent hearing and vision
  • Experience in the field of defense and combat
  • Strong physical fitness
  • Active thinking
  • Critical analysis and communication skills
  • Knowledge of a wide range of weaponry both from a defensive and an offensive perspective.

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