Only EPI graduates
get to join the Nine
Lives Associates.

The Association
everybody else Wishes
they could join.

Nine Lives Associates (NLA) is a
unique program created by the
Executive Protection Institute.

Membership in NLA gives you exclusive access to a network of fellow graduates of EPI’s Providing Executive Protection Program. As a Member, you will enjoy access to employment opportunities and special events unavailable to non-members. Membership also support advances in the art and science of close protection.

The Members of this professional association are a true fellowship. They are bound together through a common understanding of the deep skills needed to deal with the stressful realities of protection services.

Members recognize each other worldwide by a distinctive Black Cat lapel pin, symbolizing their professional excellence. Members must be inducted into the NLA and are not eligible unless they have successfully graduated from the Providing Executive Protection Program.

EPI fosters a continuous relationship with NLA Members through:

  • Priority notification when we or our affiliates are contacted with service requests
  • Access to Members-only gatherings and events
  • Membership in an exclusive, worldwide fraternity
  • Access to an exclusive Members-only website
  • Newsletters, announcements and discounts only available to active NLA Members
  • The distinctive Black Cat Lapel Pin symbolizing the commitment to deliver a special level of professionalism
  • Apparel and accessories bearing the official Membership logo