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Professional Certified Investigator

The PCI® is designed for persons involved in the the fields of case management, evidence collection, and case presentation. Holders of the PCI® certification have demonstrated their credibility as professional investigators.

Eligibility

Candidates wishing to take the PCI® examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

Experience and Education

  • Five (5) years of investigations experience, with at least two (2) years in case management.
  • High school diploma or GED (School Certificate/University entrance) equivalent.

All ASIS programs are non-discriminatory. Eligibility for PCI® certification and recertification is denied only when an applicant does not meet relevant security-related criteria, when an applicant has violated the PCI® Code of Professional Responsibility, or when an applicant has committed an act that would reflect negatively on ASIS and the PCI® programme.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Investigations" is the logical collection of information through inquiry and examination for the purpose of developing evidence leading to problem resolution.
  2. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in investigations on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as an investigator in the public or private sector.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to investigations.
    3. Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to investigations.
  3. "Case Management" is the coordination and direction of an investigation utilising various disciplines and resources, the findings of which would be assessed to establish the facts/findings of the investigations a whole; the management process of the investigation.

The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the PCI™ programme. Successful Completion of an examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PCI® designation.

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