Accredited Private Investigator
The Accredited Private Investigator (API) provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Earning an API provides independent confirmation of specialized skills in security investigations, including case evaluation and review of options for case management strategies. It validates your ability to collect information through the effective use of surveillance, interviews, and interrogations.
Who should get this certification: Private Investigators, Agency Owners, Licensees.
Admission requirements: The candidate must demonstrate good knowledge and experience in the field of private investigation, as well as a wide portfolio of completed security projects or assignments. The candidate must have a valid PI licence. The Board may prescribe attendance at a compulsory course as part of the admission requirements.
CPD Requirements: 10 points (6 for renewal). The Board may prescribe attendance at a compulsory course as part of the renewal requirements.
Examples of CPD: Investigation operations, investigation management, legal and other requirements.