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Why Join CALI?

  • CALI is the largest private investigator association in the world!
  • CALI has the most active PI listserv in California, providing referrals for jobs in California, the United States, and globally, on a daily basis.
  • CALI is a national leader in legislative advocacy & governmental public relations
  • CALI has a full-time lobbyist in Sacramento
  • CALI works hard to regulate legislation that is favorable to PIs
  • CALI offers a free electronic newsletter
  • CALI members have access to FREE PI forms and templates
  • CALI members receive a discounted price for PI business forms that have been professionally crafted by attorney David Queen
  • CALI members receive discounted registration fees to CALI events: CALI's Annual Conference, Newly Licensed Investigator Training and Education, Experienced Licensed Investigator Training and Education, and District Meetings.
  • Professional Development
  • CALI members receive FREE registration to CALI's Legislative Day in Sacramento
  • CALI members receive special member discounts on products and services
  • Licensed CALI members are listed in the Find An Investigator search
  • CALI's 14 Districts in California host quarterly local meetings
  • CALI events offer educational and networking opportunities

Member Benefits & Programs

CALI members have access to many exclusive benefits, click here to view the many benefits and discounts.

Membership Information

CALI offers one-time payment multi-year discounts, pay over time, and yearly auto-renew options to make membership in CALI easier than ever!

Classifications of Membership

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
An individual who is a Qualified Manager licensed by the State of California to practice Private Investigations or Private Patrol Operations shall be eligible for active membership. Membership in CALI is

  • Submit a photocopy of your PI or PPO license issued by the State of California to practice Private Investigations or Private Patrol Operations to verify Qualified Manager status.
  • Annual Membership dues (Click One to Apply):
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $225
    • 2 Years        $405 (save $45)
    • 3 Years        $575 (save $100)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $20.75 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $225 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
An individual who is a Qualified Manager, licensed outside the State of California to practice Private Investigations or Private Patrol Operations; and the principal place of business is outside the state of California shall be eligible for an associate membership.

  • Submit a photocopy of your PI or PPO license or the equivalent in your jurisdiction.
  • Annual Membership dues:
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $229
    • 2 Years        $410 (save $48)
    • 3 Years        $585 (save $102)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $21.08 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $229 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

The three largest statewide investigative associations in the United States came together to offer Associate membership an incredible benefit.  Every member within their association could join the other two associations as an out-of-state member for half of the standard dues.  Click here to learn more about this important benefit--and those organizations below.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
Any individual who is an employee or a non-Qualified Manager, officer, owner or partner of a licensed private investigator or private patrol operator or is an employee of a state, federal, county municipal, or proprietary agency exempted for licensure is eligible for Affiliate membership.

  • Submit a letter from your employer, on their agency letterhead, verifying your employment status.
  • Annual Membership dues:
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $169
    • 2 Years        $299 (save $39)
    • 3 Years        $430 (save $77)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $16.08 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $169 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

AFFILIATE SECURITY MEMBERSHIP

  • Annual Membership (individual membership) dues:
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $115
    • 2 Years        $205 (save $25)
    • 3 Years        $295 (save $50)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $11.58 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $115 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

SERVICE & INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIP
An individual providing services/products relating to the investigation or security profession.

  • Annual Membership dues:
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $345
    • 2 Years        $620 (save $70)
    • 3 Years        $879 (save $156)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $30.75 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $345 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

PRE-LICENSED MEMBERSHIP
Any individual who is currently enrolled in a private or state university, community college or private accredited vocational institute and undertaking a course in criminal justice and/or private investigation discipline may be eligible for Pre-Licensed membership.

  • Submit proof of enrollment in a criminal justice and/or private investigation course.
  • Annual Membership dues:
    One Time Payment (Multi-year Discounts)
    • 1 Year          $55
    • 2 Years        $99 (save $11)
    • 3 Years        $139 (save $26)
    Pay Over Time (12 recurring payments)
    • $6.58 per month
    Yearly Auto Renew
    • $55 will be deducted from your checking account on your anniversary date

The Big3 Program: Join CALI, FALI, and TALI

The three largest statewide investigative associations in the United States came together to offer their membership an incredible benefit. Every member within their association could join the other two associations as an out-of-state member for half of the standard dues. Thus providing them access to a network of over 3,000 plus investigators and agencies to do business with.  Click here to learn more about this important benefit--and to join the Big3 organizations.

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION POLICY
CALI membership fee is non-refundable once membership has been approved and/or for lack of Listserv usage or Listserv removal due to sanction/listserv rule violation(s).

Memberships are for individuals and are not transferable. The membership cycle is on a 12-month basis and members are assigned an anniversary date; therefore, regardless of which month you join, you will receive benefits for a full 12 months.

California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) (EIN # 23-7217129) is 501(c)(6), non-profit organization. Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on your federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of your business. Please consult your tax professional. 

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