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Member Benefits & Discounts

As a CALI member, you have access to many exclusive benefits and discounts to help your business succeed. Members must be logged in to view and take full advantage of the discounts.

Consumer and Professional Referrals - "Find an Investigator"

CALI's "Find An Investigator" program is a public access page on our website that enables the public to search our licensed members online and is a valuable marketing tool. This is an optional program and is a free service to our licensed members.

Education and Training

CALI offers a number of professional development options to its members. We have training classes for new and experienced investigators. Each district provides quarterly educational opportunities. The CALI Annual Conference is the best opportunity for our members to educate themselves and stay current on the latest legal issues, practices, and technology.

CALI Member ListServ

CALI has an email listserv for members only. This is a free service to our members that enables you to communicate quickly and easily with your fellow CALI members - saving you valuable time, energy, and resources. Click here for listserv rules and FAQs.

Legislative Advocacy & Governmental Public Relations

Protecting the investigative and security professions is one of our chief goals. We dedicate our resources and energy to make certain that we have the most viable and effective legislative program possible.

Certified Professional Investigator Program

Are you ready? You have the knowledge--now make it official!
Click here for information about the CALI Certification Program.

Professional Development Webinars

Live and Archived Webinars are FREE to CALI members.

Purchase your Membership Plaque!

Click here to order your CALI Membership plaque with the year you joined CALI.

Cost: $35

Membership plaques are ordered in bulk. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your order. We'll do our best to get it to you sooner! We require delivery confirmation, so our shipping carrier will require a signature from you or the person who accepts your membership plaque upon delivery to the address you provide in the order form.

Association and Membership Promotion

CALI promotes our members through our participation in industry-related conferences, such as the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the Combined Claims Conference for insurers, and other allied professional organizations.

The Big 3

CALI is proud to be part of the “Big 3” partnership which started in 2013 when the presidents of FALICALI, and TALI came together to offer their memberships an incredible benefit. Every member within each association could join the other two associations, as out-of-state members, for half of the standard dues. This gave every Big 3 member access to a network of over 3,000 private investigators and agencies with which to do business.

CALI ONLINE Private Investigator Examination Preparation Course

CALI is offering an updated and newly designed ONLINE Private Investigator Preparation course to prepare qualified candidates for the State of California PI License Test. The preparation course was designed by a committee of licensed investigators.

Click here to learn more...

The California Private Investigator's Legal Forms

Discounts on CALI's exclusive "California Private Investigator's Legal Forms" package contains twelve must-have forms plus information and links to six more important government forms. Also included is a 17-page Forms Manual to guide the user on understanding and modifying the forms to suit their unique needs.

Click here to purchase PI Forms package.

Discount Program with Office Depot

As a member of CALI, you have access to enterprise-level discounts with Office Depot’s Business Division at no extra cost or obligation. Discounts on over 5,000 items that range from 5% to 80% off retail prices! MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE DISCOUNT DETAILS.

CALI Car Rental Discount Programs

Discounts with Enterprise and National Car Rentals



Working PI Magazine FREE Subscription Offer

Working PI is dedicated to providing the latest news, analysis, and information to private investigators across the United States.


Telemedicine Program

As a member of CALI we wanted to do our part and find a solution that can help lower health insurance costs. Our partners at Legacy Purchasing Group has an exclusive telemedicine program in place that YOU have access to. This is available to our members--insured or uninsured and the monthly fee covers your entire household. You can offer it to your employees as well (employer-paid or employee paid). MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE DISCOUNT DETAILS.

Paraben Software Purchase

All CALI members can have 2 free online training classes with the purchase of any Paraben software. Value depends on courses selected. Courses range from computer forensics, email investigations, digital forensics getting started, and smartphone forensic investigations. All courses are available online and include lectures and labs as well as written certification at the end of the course. MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE DISCOUNT DETAILS.


PI Magazine - Professional Investigator Magazine

For over 35 years PI Magazine has been the most respected voice of the professional investigator. PI Magazine features the top investigators and writers in the profession in each issue. Looking for a specific article, topic or author featured in a previous issue of PI Magazine? Subscribe today and receive a special CALI member discount. MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE DISCOUNT DETAILS.


IRB Search

Private Investigators work everywhere and IRBsearch does too. No matter where you need to access information, IRB provides millions of records expertly linked and organized. Even better — you get access to the best skip tracing data with no site inspection. Public records can be daunting. Let IRB do the heavy lifting for you.


JT Palmer & Associates - The Key To Your Search

Providing attorneys and licensed private investigators with current and verified information. They locate hidden assets, current employment, utilities, phone information and much more. Results are not database obtained, but rather completed by highly trained research specialists that will save you investigative hours. MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE DISCOUNT DETAILS.