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Private Investigator Associations

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 near you.


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.

U.S. Private Investigator Associations

State

Acronym

Association

Alabama APIAAlabama Professional Investigators Association
Alaska None Listed
Arizona AALPIArizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators
Arkansas
None Listed
California
CALI
PICA
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Professional Investigators of California
Colorado PPIACProfessional Private Investigators Association of Colorado
Connecticut CALPIConnecticut Association of Licensed Private Investigators
Delaware
None Listed
Florida
FAPI
FALI
Florida Association of Private Investigators
Florida Association Of Licensed Investigators
Georgia
GAPPIGeorgia Association of Professional Private Investigators
Hawaii
None Listed
Idaho PIAIPrivate Investigators Association of Idaho
Illinois ADSAIAssociated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois
Indiana
IAPI
INspi
Indiana Association of Professional Investigators
Indiana Society of Professional Investigators
Iowa IAPIIowa Association of Private Investigators
Kansas
KALIKansas Association of Licensed Investigators
Kentucky
KPIAKentucky Professional Investigators Association
Louisiana
LPIALouisiana Private Investigators Association
Maine
MLPIAMaine Licensed Private Investigator’s Association
Maryland PIAMProfessional Investigators Alliance of Maryland
Massachusetts
LPDAMLicensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts
Michigan
MCPIMichigan Council of Professional Investigators
Minnesota
MAPIMinnesota Association of Private Investigators
Mississippi MPIAMississppi Professional Investigators Association
Missouri
MOSIA
Missouri State Investigators Association
Montana
MAPISOMontana Association of Private Investigators and Security Operators
Nebraska
NALPINebraska Association of Licensed Private Investigators
Nevada
NSPINevada Society of Professional Investigators
New Hampshire
NHLINew Hampshire League of Investigators
New Jersey
NJLPIANew Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association
New Mexico
None Listed
New York
ALDONYSAssociated Licensed Detectives of New York State
North Carolina
NCAPINorth Carolina Association of Private Investigators
North Dakota
None Listed
Ohio
OASISOhio Association of Security and Investigation Services
Oklahoma
OPIAOklahoma Private Investigators Association
Oregon OALIOregon Association of Licensed Investigators
Pennsylvania
PALIPennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators
Rhode Island
LPDARILicensed Private Detectives Association of Rhode Island
South Carolina
SCALISouth Carolina Association of Legal Investigators
South Dakota
None Listed
Tennessee
TPIA
TAI
Tennessee Professional Investigators Association
Tennessee Association of Investigators
Texas
TALI
NTPIA
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
North Texas Private Investigators Association
Utah PIAUPrivate Investigator’s Association of Utah
Vermont
VAISSVermont Association of Investigative & Security Services
Virginia
PIAVA
PISA
Private Investigators Association of Virginia
Professional Investigators and Security Association
Washington
WALI
PNAI
Washington Association of Legal Investigators
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
West Virginia
PISPWVPrivate Investigators and Security Professionals of West Virginia
Wisconsin
PAWLIProfessional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators
Wyoming
None Listed
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