Certified Canadian
Professional Investigator

In furtherance of the mission of the Professional Investigators’ Association of British Columbia (“PIABC”) to promote a high standard of professionalism and ethics in private investigation, the PIABC has developed a certification program through which members and associate members who meet PIABC’s high standard of ethics, competence, and professional conduct are authorized to use the CCPI designation.

The CCPI is a Canadian Certification for licensed professional investigators granted for a three (3) year term. The license is renewable for another three (3) year term upon payment of a renewal fee and provided the required standards have been met.

Click here for CCPI – Certification Mark Standard requirements.

The following are the requirements for initial applications:

  • Active PIABC Membership or an approved Canadian Professional Investigators’ Association approved by PIABC.

  • Licensed as a Private Investigator in Canada where the member resides for a minimum of three (3) years.

  • Agrees to maintain compliance with the PIABC Code of Conduct.

  • Proof of a minimum of 900 hours work experience in the three (3) years prior to application

  • Successful completion of the Introduction to Private Investigation Course provided by PIABC within the three (3) years prior **(for a limited time this requirement will be waived to those who provide evidence of 12 Continuing Education Credits during the three (3) years prior in a relevant investigation area, which is approved by PIABC)

How to Apply

Follow these instructions to apply for the Certified Canadian Professional Investigator (CCPI) designation:

  • All applications to the CCPI designation must be done within the PIABC member portal.

  • Upon login, locate the CCPI Registration Badge (see image on right) on the Member Portal Dashboard.

  • Click the link to be taken to the CCPI Registration Form.

  • Upon completion you’ll receive further instructions from a CCPI administrator.

If you don’t have access to the PIABC Member Portal immediately contact an administrator at info@ccpi.ca.

Until September 2024

Regular application fee of $249 will be applied after October 1st, 2024. There is a $50 administration fee if the application is denied.

Need help?  Contact us at info@ccpi.ca for assistance.