What is a private investigator association?
A private investigator association is a group of investigators that have a common purpose, reality, or interest. The association can be based on a location such as a State, whereby the private investigators operating in that State are eligible to join. It can also be based on a particular topic such as computer forensics.
What does a PI association do?
Private investigator associations generally assist in keeping the field of private investigation work legal, by promoting licensing and an ethical viewpoint. They also provide local, State legislation updates, and provide a platform for its members to participate in important discussions.
Why join a private investigator association?
Associations can be beneficial when needing assistance from other investigators on a local level, or for guidance on state level laws. By joining a PI association will also give a PI business credibility. They can also be a source of work from potential clients looking to hire a private investigator in your area.
How to join a private investigator association?
PI associations usually have a website with joining instructions. Below are a number of associations one can join. Simply click on the link, go to their website, and follow their application instructions.
|Alabama||APIA||Alabama Professional Investigators Association |
|Arizona||AALPI||Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators |
|California Association of Licensed Investigators |
Professional Investigators of California
|Colorado||PPIAC||Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado |
|Connecticut||CALPI||Connecticut Association of Licensed Private Investigators |
|Florida Association of Private Investigators |
Florida Association Of Licensed Investigators
South Florida Investigators Association
|Georgia ||GAPPI||Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators|
|Idaho||PIAI||Private Investigators Association of Idaho|
|Illinois||ADSAI||Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois|
|Indiana Association of Professional Investigators |
Indiana Society of Professional Investigators
|Iowa||IAPI||Iowa Association of Private Investigators |
|Kansas ||KALI||Kansas Association of Licensed Investigators |
|Kentucky ||KPIA||Kentucky Professional Investigators Association |
|Louisiana ||LPIA||Louisiana Private Investigators Association |
|Maine ||MLPIA||Maine Licensed Private Investigator’s Association |
|Maryland||PIAM||Professional Investigators Alliance of Maryland |
|Massachusetts ||LPDAM||Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts |
|Michigan ||MCPI||Michigan Council of Professional Investigators |
|Minnesota ||MAPI||Minnesota Association of Private Investigators |
|Mississippi||MPIA||Mississppi Professional Investigators Association|
|Missouri State Investigators Association |
Missouri Association of Private Investigators
|Montana ||MAPISO||Montana Association of Private Investigators and Security Operators |
|Nebraska ||NALPI||Nebraska Association of Licensed Private Investigators |
|Nevada ||NVSPI||Nevada Society of Professional Investigators |
|New Hampshire ||NHLI||New Hampshire League of Investigators |
|New Jersey ||NJLPIA||New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association |
|New Mexico |
|New York ||ALDONYS||Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State |
|North Carolina ||NCAPI||North Carolina Association of Private Investigators |
|Ohio ||OASIS||Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services |
|Oklahoma ||OPIA||Oklahoma Private Investigators Association |
|Oregon||OALI||Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators |
|Pennsylvania ||PALI||Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators |
|Rhode Island ||LPDARI||Licensed Private Detectives Association of Rhode Island |
|South Carolina ||SCALI||South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators |
|Tennessee Professional Investigators Association |
Tennessee Association of Investigators
|Texas Association of Licensed Investigators |
North Texas Private Investigators Association
|Utah||PIAU||Private Investigator’s Association of Utah |
|Vermont ||VAISS||Vermont Association of Investigative & Security Services |
|Private Investigators Association of Virginia |
Professional Investigators and Security Association
|Washington Association of Legal Investigators |
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
|West Virginia ||PISPWV||Private Investigators and Security Professionals of West Virginia |
|Wisconsin ||PAWLI||Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators|