Employers, whether in private business or in public law enforcement, demand finely-honed investigative skills and more thorough case management.
The new investigations certification will help employers identify those professionals who have the specific, in-depth competency and knowledge required not only to get the job done – but to get it done right.
The investigations examination is targeted to security professional whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations. It consists of multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge, and skills in:
- Case Management
- Evidence Collection
- Case Presentation
Candidates wishing to take the PCI™ examination must first satisfy the following requirements:
Experience and Education
- Five (5) years of investigations experience, with at least two (2) years in case management.
- A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
All ASIS programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All ASIS programs are non-discriminatory. 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.
Definition of Terms
- “Investigations” is the logical collection of information through inquiry and examination for the purpose of developing evidence leading to problem resolution.
- “Experience” means that the individual has been personally engaged in investigations on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
- Experience as an investigator in the public or private sector.
- Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organizations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to investigations.
- Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to investigations.
- “Case Management” is the coordination and direction of an investigation utilizing various disciplines and resources, the findings of which would be assessed to establish the facts/findings of the investigations a whole; the management process of the investigation.
The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the PCI™ program. Successful Completion of an examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PCI™ designation.