Active Members
Includes individuals who are either a Director, Manager, Supervisor, or exempt level Security Practitioner; or Law Enforcement Executive Official; security contractor/ vendor at the Executive, Managerial, or Supervisory level; or Educators providing education or administering educational programs in security, criminal justice, law enforcement, or closely related programs at accredited Colleges or Universities.

Associate Members
Includes individuals who are qualified by security related education, training and experience.

Student Members
Includes individuals attending an accredited College or University pursuing an Undergraduate and/or Graduate degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Security Management, or related field(s).

International Membership
Membership in the IOBSE extends to Nigeria, Jamaica, and other countries. The IOBSE continues to establish chapters abroad to fulfill the mission of the Organization.