CALI – An Association of Excellence

The California Association of Licensed Investigators is the largest private investigator association in the world, comprised of Private Investigators and allied professionals throughout California, the United States, and globally. Our goals are to advance the investigation profession through education and legislation.  CALI dedicates resources and energy to make certain that we have the most viable and effective legislative program possible by employing a full-time lobbyist in Sacramento.  Click here to continue reading.

Welcome Our New Members!  View list of new CALI members here.

CALI Disaster Fund - Call to Action

As we have all been made aware of, this Fall has seen one of the worst fire seasons in recent history. Sadly California has experienced two years in a row of devastating fires throughout the state. We know that some members have been affected, and to you go our thoughts and prayers.  CALI has established a disaster fund to assist those members most affected by these wildfires. If any member has experienced a personal loss as a result of the fires, please reach out to Robert Rice, CALI President, or Anthony Hopkins, chairperson of the CALI disaster fund.

We are so blessed to live in a beautiful, diverse state, from our mountains to the beaches, the bustling cities and the peaceful countryside. It's painful to all of us to see such destruction. If you are fortunate enough to have avoided disaster, please consider contributing to the CALI disaster fund to assist those that have been unfortunately affected. We love to demonstrate that we are a profession that cares about our fellow private investigators. Together we can find a way to move forward from these tragedies. Thank you and stay safe!

Click here to donate to the CALI Disaster Fund

CALI PI Exam Prep Course

CALI is now offering an updated and newly designed ONLINE Private Investigator Preparation course to prepare qualified candidates for the State of California PI License Test.  The preparation course was designed by a committee of licensed investigators. The course offers a step by step review and sample quizzes to prepare qualified candidates. Also included are lesson plans, study materials and references to other important information for your test. Click here to learn more & register today!

Upcoming Events

Full Event List

Newly licensed investigators, save the date for NLITE on March 7, 2020 in Sacramento!

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Campaign for CALI on March, 9, 2020!

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JUNE 11-13, 2020

Riviera Hotel - Palm Springs, CA

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Certified Professional Investigator
Certification Program

Are you ready?  You have the knowledge--now make it official!

Click here to view a list of Certified Professional Investigators