US private investigator associations serve the needs of a large and diverse membership of professional investigators throughout America and its territories. Professional investigator associations work towards bettering the detective profession, lobbying for political aspirations, monitoring relevant legislation and providing support services for their members.
This guide provides a comprehensive listing of national level private investigation organizations, as well as related trade associations for sub-sectors of the detective vocation.
US Private Investigator Associations Members
Joining a national private investigation association is always advisable for any working detective. These groups are very useful for making industry connections and keeping up with all the latest news, equipment, tactics and newsworthy topics from around the country. Members must prove that they are indeed professional investigators and are qualified to work in their particular area of the country. Some groups have far more stringent membership requirements than others.
There are a few main organizations which are well known and well respected by investigators worldwide. However, some smaller groups are obviously simply extensions of a particular investigator’s plan for financial success, charging high fees and providing no tangible benefits for members. Make sure to research any particular organization before joining, to ensure satisfaction with your choice.
Specific US Private Investigator Associations
The following is a list of professional investigation groups within the US.
If you would like your organization to be listed, please contact us with your website and group details:
American Private Investigation Associations
NALI National Association of Legal Investigators
USAPI United States Association of Professional Investigators
CPI Certified Investigative Professionals
High Technology Crime Investigation Association
API Association of Professional Investigators
NCISS National Council of Investigation & Security Services
National Association of Professional Background Screeners
NAFI National Association of Fire Investigators
NSPII National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
American Process Server Associations
NAPPS National Association of Professional Process Servers
United States Process Servers Association
American Law Enforcement Associations
National Association of Drug Diversion
National White Collar Crime Center
NAGIA National Alliance of Gang Investigators
American Law Profession Associations
American Security Associations
ASIS American Society for Industrial Security
The American Bail Coalition
Professional Bail Agents of the United States
US Professional Bail Bond Investigators’ Association
NAPARS National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
TARO Traffic Accident Reconstruction Organization
Association of Intellectual Property Protection International
Intellectual Property Owners Association
American College of Forensic Examiners
SCIP Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Institute of Internal Auditors
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies
AFDE Association of Forensic Document Examiners
NDIA National Defenders Investigators Association
EPIC Evidence Photographers International Council
APA American Polygraph Association
National Level US Private Investigator Associations
American national private investigation associations help to regulate and control the industry. These groups are led by the best and brightest investigative minds and certainly help to promote a positive image for the profession.
Do not feel that you have to join every group in order to stay tuned in to your career path. Generally, you can join one to three of the largest and best groups and stay up on all the latest info which is crucial to your work as a professional detective. For more information about any of these fine organizations, contact the membership department directly.