Categories of Membership

AIPI has six categories of membership.  Each category has different educational and experience requirements.

 


 

The six AIPI membership categories are:

 

Student Member

In order to be admitted as an associate member of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Not currently in full-time employment (in any field).
  2. Currently studying a relevant approved course that may lead to employment in investigation or a related field.
  3. Have a current intention of seeking employment in investigations or a related field.

Associate Member

In order to be admitted as an associate member of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. An individual who has not yet been employed within the investigation industry for at least 3 years.
  2. Must be attending or have a completed a training course recognised by the Membership/or accreditation committee of the institute; or
  3. Currently employed in an industry or organisation where the principal function involves investigation.

Member

In order to be admitted as a Member of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Currently employed in an industry or organisation where the principal function involves investigation and has been so for a minimum of three years; or
  2. Currently employed in the teaching of or research into aspects of investigation or related field of endeavour for a minimum of three years; and
  3. Must have attended and qualified at a recognised course or training as determined by the relevant committee or the Institute.

Associate Fellow

In order to be admitted as an Associate Fellow of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must be a member of the Institute; and
  2. Currently employed in an industry or organisation where the principal function involves investigation and has been so for a minimum of 10 years; or
  3. Currently employed in the teaching of or research into aspects of investigation or related field of endeavour for a minimum of ten years; and
  4. Must have provided service to the Institute by way of service as a state chapter executive member or committee representation for a minimum period of one year.

Fellow

In order to be admitted as a Fellow of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must be a member of the Institute; and
  2. Currently employed in an industry or organisation where the principal function involves investigation and has been so for a minimum of 10 years; or
  3. Currently employed in the teaching of or research into aspects of investigation or related field of endeavour for a minimum of ten years; and
  4. Must have provided assistance to the Institute by way of service as a state chapter executive or committee representation for a minimum of three years; or
  5. In the assessment of the National Executive from time to time undertaken meritorious service in the furtherance of the professional investigation industry.

Retired Member

In order to be admitted as a Retired Member of the AIPI, an individual must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Previously employed in an industry or organisation where the principal function involves investigation and was so for a minimum of three years; or
  2. Previously employed in the teaching of or research into aspects of Investigation or a relevant field of endeavour for a minimum of three years; and
  3. Must have attended and qualified at a recognised course of training as determined by the relevant committee of the Institute; and
  4. Must satisfy all other eligibility criteria as described in paragraph 3.3.