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 a list of new CALI members here.
CALI Disaster Relief Fund

We extend our hearts and our prayers to all affected by the recent fires in California.  We want our members impacted by the wildfires to know that we are here for you.  We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. 

We've reactivated the CALI Disaster Relief Fund established exclusively to support our members who have suffered a catastrophic loss due to the wildfires.  Please consider making a donation to the CALI Disaster Relief Fund.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

SB 908 Update

Many thanks to each of you who sent emails to California State Assembly Members regarding SB 908. Teamwork does make a difference, and CALI has the best team around!  We were successful but not in a traditional way and not in the way we expected.  We were not able to get clarifying language to distinguish between a collection and the activities an investigator performs, such as locates, surveillance, and others, on behalf of a person or entity who is collecting a debt from a consumer.  Click here to continue reading.

Upcoming Events

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CALI is 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 investigatorsClick here to learn more...

2020 CALI Annual Conference
Postponed to June 10-12, 2021

Palm Springs, CA

Details Coming soon!


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