Provisional Membership

Applicable if you are over 18 and UK based, but are either yet to become a practising investigator or have been working as an investigator in the private sector for less than 2 years. Click here for criteria. The requisite application form will be emailed to you automatically after payment of the application fee AND MUST BE SUBMITTED DULY COMPLETED WITHIN 3 MONTHS.

Applicants will require:

  • To provide a criminal conviction certificate no older than 12 months, see Policy Statement, click here
  • Prior to membership take out professional indemnity insurance at the minimum cover
  • To be notified with the Information Commissioner's Office, with private investigation as a purpose
  • To be free of unsatisfied monetary judgments or other insolvency
  • To provide two professional and/or character referees
  • To prove their address and identity
  • To be interviewed informally by the ABI membership panel (part of ABI quality control)