Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) candidates who want to take the PCI exam must first satisfy the following requirements (as stated on the PCI website):
Nine years of investigations experience, at least three years of which shall have been in case management; or
An earned Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education and seven years of investigations experience, at least three years of which shall have been in case management. Documentation for education is not needed if eligibility requirements based on years of experience are met. If education is used, the Certification Program Office must receive an official certified transcript before applicants are considered eligible to test.
The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program.
Eligibility for PCI certification and recertification is denied only when an applicant does not meet relevant security- related criteria, when an applicant has violated the PCI Code of Professional Responsibility, or when an applicant has committed an act that would reflect negatively on ASIS and the PCI program. The cost is around $300 for an ASIS member and $450 for a non-ASIS member. The PCI website is located at http://www.asisonline.org/certification/pci/pciabout.xml .