Council of International Investigators Membership Requirements
If you are a private investigator or private detective and would like to join the Council of International Investigators, please decide which membership class you would like to apply for before beginning your application:
Is available to the owner of a firm, partnership or corporation who has been regularly employed as an investigator, security professional, law enforcement agent or similar profession for not less than five (5) years
Owner is now the principal, managing partner, chief executive or sole practitioner of a business for a period of not less than three (3) years.
There is a limit of two (2) Certified members per any one (1) firm.
Criteria as for a Certified member except applicant has not operated their own business for three (3) years.
Applicant must have been employed in the field for not less than five (5) years.
Applicant has all rights of personal appearance and discussion at meetings, but no right to vote or hold office.
There is a limit of two (2) Qualified members per any one (1) firm.
Applicant can apply for Certified membership as soon as they satisfy the requirements.
Is restricted to a spouse or an employee of a Certified member or a spouse of a deceased Certified member.
Has all rights of personal appearance and discussion at meetings, but no right to vote or hold office.
Membership will be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors at the Mid-year Meeting.
A Certified member must sponsor applicants for Associate membership.
Is available to any person empowered by position within a corporation or company to initiate, supervise, or contract for an investigation or who comes from an industry that furnishes materials or services to the professional investigation industry.
A Certified member must recommend them.
Affiliate members cannot vote or hold office.
They maintain membership as long as a Certified member sponsors them.
If they leave their field of employment or the Certified member loses membership, Affiliate membership ceases.