Getting Started

On behalf of PSPA, we welcome you as a Guest, New Member, and/or Returning Member. 

This "Getting Started" page is provided as a general introduction to PSPA as well as a brief overview of our Registration Process for Individual Membership and Business Membership. 

Introduction

PSPA is an Interactive (on-line) Membership Based Security Organization.

Established in March of 2010, PSPA was founded for the betterment of the private security industry, its practitioners, and end users, which include: Private Security Professionals, the Employers of Private Security Professionals, and the Clients who contract services of Private Security Agencies.

PSPA understands that Private Security plays a significant role in the day-to-day protection of people and assets. The steadfast growth in Private Security coupled with the broadened responsibilities placed upon the Private Security sector, further necessitates the effective hiring, training and deployment of educated security personnel to accomplish the needs of the industry and those served by the industry. 

To this end, PSPA has developed a number of Networking as well as Training and Certification Programs to better educate all U.S. employed Private Security (Officers, Supervisors, and Managers) in addition to Employers and Clients who oversee and/or engage security personnel and related services. 

To read and view more about PSPA, visit our top-of-the-page TOOL BAR and select from our: About Us, Frequently Asked Questions and/or Services and Benefits, information pages. Additionally, please visit and tour through our website in more detail as a number of areas have been made "public" for your convenience.  

How to Join / Types of Membership

Joining PSPA as an Individual Member and/or Business Member is simple and accomplished exclusively on-line.

The time it takes to join PSPA as an Individual Member and/or Business Member varies greatly based upon an individual's ability to read, comprehend, and function within a computerized environment in addition to a number of other variables including, but not limited to: computer performance, internet service provider performance, local connectivity, and volume of internet traffic.

1. Individual Membership

Individual Memberships are available to the general public (individuals) who possess an interest in the private security industry because they currently have or previously had a professional relationship or are now seeking a professional relationship within the private security industry.

Individual Members are provided 24x7 access to all Services and Benefits showcased on our home page as well as those listed in the home page, drop-down tool bar, titled, Services and Benefits. 

Individual Members are provided a “Virtual Office” for real-time access to each of the following internet work-portals: Manage Your Account, Manage Your Biography & Resume, Training Programs, Certification Programs, State Required Training & Examination, Certificate Downloads, Refer a Friend and more. 

Join PSPA today and immediately begin enjoying your vast benefits of membership.

2. Business Membership

Business Memberships are available to businesses that possess an interest in the private security industry because they currently have or previously had a professional relationship or are now seeking professional relationship(s) within the private security industry.

Business Membership is designed for, but not limited to: Propriety Security Organizations, Contract Security Agencies, Business Owners, Partners, Directors, Managers, and Administrators who have oversight responsibilities and/or interface with private security providers and/or private security professionals.

Business Members are categorized within our Registry and Membership Directory in one of four ways:

  • Proprietary Security Organization (in-house security department)
  • Security Services Firm (contract security company)
  • Provider of Goods & Services (other than uniformed labor)
  • Security Services Consumer (end-user / client)

Business Members are provided 24x7 access to all Services and Benefits showcased on our home page as well as those listed in the home page, drop-down tool bar, titled, Services and Benefits (with the exception of on-line training and certification, which requires an Individual Membership).

Business Members are provided a “Virtual Office” for real-time access to each of the following internet work-portals: Getting Started, Administrators FAQ, Manage Your Account, Marketing Materials, Operational Tutorials, Manage CIN Codes, Certificate Downloads, Member Dialogue, Special Services, Refer a Friend, and more.

From the Virtual Office, business members are provided a variety of training tutorials and marketing materials (the: who, what, when, where, why and how) designed to effortlessly integrate the introduction and roll-out of PSPA to applicable employees, customers and prospective customers.  

From the Virtual Office, business members are provided administrative oversight into the Training and Certification files of its individual member community. This feature (Manage CIN Codes) allows business to administer and manage all PSPA on-line training and certification programs with over-the-internet convenience. The Manage CIN Codes feature is a real-time dashboard that provides access to view, chart, download, print, and archive all member community activity including their successfully completed training and certification certificates.

All Business Memberships include advertising space within the Member Directory and inclusion in the Home Page Ticker Tape.

Please feel free to contact us at Corporate@MyPSPA.org for a more comprehensive introduction into our Business Membership Program. Let us show you first-hand how PSPA can seamlessly integrate into your current organization, significantly improve value with internal and external customers while simultaneously reducing a number of costs associated with the day-to-day administration, maintenance and managing of your security services program.        

Become a PSPA "Business Member" today and immediately begin enjoying your vast benefits of membership.

Disclosures / Agreements

As a condition of Individual Membership and/or Business Membership, applicant (registrant) must read, understand, agree to, and abide by all PSPA: Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy, and Membership Bylaws. It is required that all applicants take his/her time to read each Disclosure/Agreement in its entirety prior to acceptance. 

Additionally, we ask that all applicants take his/her time reading, completing and submitting all requisite Registration and Payment information to help eliminate if not reduce confusion, uncertainty, misunderstanding, data processing errors and/or delays. 

Opt Out

Applicant can Opt Out (change their mind) prior to the making of any membership payment by simply logging off and exiting the website.

PSPA does NOT charge (require a payment) for any membership, until which time the applicant has had the opportunity to read and agree to all PSPA: Terms and Condition of Use, Privacy Policy and Membership Bylaws. In the event applicant does not understand or simply disagrees with any Disclosure/Agreement, simply depress the "DISAGREE" button located at the bottom of the page, log-off, exit the site, and discontinue any further use.

Member can Opt Out (change their mind) after becoming a member by simply logging off and exiting the website. Members sole and exclusive remedy in the event of any dissatisfaction with the site, disagreement with or non-agreement with any of our Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy or Membership Bylaws after becoming a member is to simply discontinue use of the site. 

We would appreciate hearing from you if you feel our organization has not meet your expectations as member input further fuels our quest for perfection.

Please feel free to email us at Corporate@MyPSPA.org and candidly communicate your thoughts and/or recommendations.

Membership Dues / Payments Accepted

Individual Membership - Eighty Five dollars ($85.00) annually

Business Membership - One Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty dollars ($1,550.00) annually

We accept two (02) types of payments:

    1. Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners Club International)

    2. Pre-Approved / Corporate Identification Number (CIN) Code

Business Membership - Corporate Discount Options

We provide Introductory Trial Offers and Corporate Discount Pricing (based on volume of use). All Corporate Discount Programs are billed monthly with payment due, net 30 days, via bank check and/or money order.

Join Now

To Join Now, visit our Home Page and double-click the Individual Membership or Business Membership box located just below the Join Now red arrow.

To Read and View More, visit our top-of-the-page TOOL BAR and select from our: About Us, Frequently Asked Questions and/or Services and Benefits, information pages. Additionally, please visit and tour through our website in more detail as a number of areas have been made "public" for your convenience.  

Join PSPA today and immediately begin enjoying your vast benefits of membership.