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PCI Certification

PCI® Requirements and Eligibility

Do you have advanced skills in conducting investigations? Are you proficient in case management, evidence collection, and case presentation?

If you can answer "yes," then you should seek PCI certification. The PCI designation is the ASIS certification for those whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations. Professional investigators want those three letters - PCI - after their names to give them instant credibility and to help them edge out their competition.

Applicants who wish to take the PCI examination must satisfy certain security and/or educational requirements:

  • Five (5) years of investigations experience, with at least two (2) years in case management

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Professional Certified Investigators must adhere to the Code of Professional Responsibility, agreeing to:

  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the law and the highest moral principles.

  • Observe the precepts of truthfulness, honesty, and integrity.

  • Be faithful, competent, and diligent in discharging their professional duties.

  • Safeguard confidential and privileged information and exercise due care to prevent its improper disclosure.

  • Safeguard confidential and privileged information and exercise due care to prevent its improper disclosure.

  • Not maliciously injure the professional reputation or practice of colleagues, clients, or employees.

More detailed information, including definition of terms, eligibility and testing process is available on the ASIS International How to Become a PCI page.