nearly 500 Licensed Private Investigators (LPI), over one fourth are members of APIA. Every LPI is invited to join APIA. To be a Full Member, one must possess a current Alabama Private Investigators License issued by the APIB. Associate Members are professionals in related fields, such as police investigators, paralegals, non-licensed investigators that work for corporations and law firms.
The APIA is comprised of a very diverse group of professional investigators from “general practitioners” to specialized investigators. We seek to recruit investigators from every imaginable discipline. Among our members, you will find specialists in Fire, Insurance SIU, Surveillance, Service of Process, Domestic Relations, Cyber Forensics, and other disciplines represented. Our professional development program includes quarterly meetings and an annual conference that provides continuing education (CE Credits) across the spectrum of professional investigations.
Advantages of Joining APIA
As a member of the APIA, you can be a part of setting the highest standards of our profession by participating in one of many committees from Legislative, Education & Training to Ethics. Belonging to a professional association demonstrates your commitment to excellence in your career. APIA Members gain access to our “Resource Board” which contains links to support organizations from Insurance to Equipment. Ads can be purchased to promote specialties and services. APIA business records are also viewable to members only.