Council of International Investigators - Join

Joining our network gives you many benefits and we are confident you will find membership of the Council of International Investigators both professionally and personally rewarding.

Benefits of membership

  • Direct access to over 400 like minded professional investigators and security experts (worldwide)
  • Access to fully vetted investigators in 66 countries on all seven continents
  • Direct access to specialist skills in various investigative disciplines (worldwide)
  • An annual conference providing contining education, networking opportunities, and the ability to form lasting professional relationships from all over the world
  • Subcontracting and outsourcing opportunities with professionals of the highest quality
  • Regional meetings around the world
  • CII Certification
  • Subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Councilor
  • Access to up-to-date industry information 
  • Paricipation in a prestigious organization that has earned the respect of public law enforcement agencies, legislatures, and public officials around the world.

A warm friendship and mutual trust exists between CII members, because membership is comprised of professionals who share the ethics and qualities

Before you apply

Qualification for membership, along with execution of an extensive application and vetting process exemplifies our goal to be the 'elite of the elite' within the professional investigation industry.

Review the description and select the membership class for which you are eligible. Determine eligibility before proceeding.

Read the requirements for membership and the Council Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as well as the Council of International Investigators Code of Ethics before applying for membership.

We look forward to receiving your application and anticipate welcoming you into the Council of International Investigators.

Application form

Apply to become a member (application form may take a couple of minutes to load; please be patient)

Application form - notes

Application fee

An non-refundable application fee of $110.00 (US Dollars) is to be submitted with Application. Annual dues for Certified, Affiliate, and Qualified members are currently $195.00 (US Dollars).  For new members joining mid-year first year dues will be pro-rated.  Annual dues for Associate  members are currently $100.00. The dues are approved by the Board of Directors.

Application review

Applications are reviewed and voted on by our Board at regular board meetings throughout the year.  The vetting process can take 2-6 months to complete.


Once we have reviewed your application, and the Board has voted on it, you will be informed if your application has been successful.

Questions with the application form

Questions are used for qualification purposes and to assist members in subcontracting and networking.