Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)

The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) designation is a specialty certification awarded to security practitioners who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Those who have earned the PCI are ASIS board-certified in investigations.

The PCI is evidence of specialised skills in security investigations, including case evaluation and review of options for case management strategies. The credential confirms an individual's ability to collect information through the effective use of surveillance, interviews, and interrogations. PCIs have demonstrated qualifications in physical and electronic research and data analysis.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates wishing to take the PCI examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

  • Five years of investigations experience, including at least two years in case management*; 


  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent (Minimum HSC, VCE or TAFE equivalent Diplomas);

Other requirements 

  • Be employed full-time in a security-related organisation
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
  • Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
  • Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.