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FALI Re-launch of the "Florida Board Certified Investigator" Designation is Now Open

Monday, July 9, 2018  
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The Florida Board Certified Investigator (FBCI) Program is
Now Officially Open for Business.
Please read details below of how you can apply

As previously announced, FALI will now be administering the FBCI designation, formerly FCI. The original program, which started in 1998, set the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, and professionalism among private investigators in Florida, through continuing education. The revised program will do the exact same thing however, FBCI will be under FALI as opposed to a stand alone organization, therefore to become a FBCI, you also have to be an "Active" member of FALI, which means you have a C license.

To help re-introduce, and launch the revised program, there are several ways FALI members can apply for FBCI based on their level of experience. Some of these are "shortcuts" if you will but should in no way be interpreted as a give-away. Those who would like to qualify will still have to prove their credentials. However, since the program had been previously floundering, and then went on hiatus, this is simply a means to a strong relaunch.

The homepage for the FBCI program can be found by clicking HERE Once there you will see tabs for the various aspects of the program as shown in the graphic below:


Please take time to familiarize yourself with each of the sections. We will be adding to them as the program progresses and full testing is incorporated. As was the previous process, all testing will be proctored and available at FALI Events throughout the year. The first opportunity will be September 27th and/or 28th in Tampa at the upcoming FALI-U and BootCamp events. Details will be coming soon.

How to Apply

Please review each of the following methods to become a FBCI to determine in which category you belong. Regardless of which way you will be applying, the first step is to become a FALI member. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

Process for Those Who Held the FCI Designation - good until September 26, 2018
On July 3rd, all FCIs who were in good standing at the time of the hiatus were mailed a letter with instructions about how to reapply under the FBCI program. If you did not receive the letter please email admin@fali.org.

The previous FCI records are not being used so you will need to complete an application, and provide credentials so we can establish your FBCI record. As detailed in the letter, you will also need to provide CEUs for the period of time specified to show that you had been keeping up with the certification requirements. In addition, an administrative fee of $30 (half of the previous annual renewal fee of $60) will need to be paid.

Special Relaunch: Experience Based Incentives
Through Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Qualifications for Award of FBCI Designation without Testing

*
Must be an "Active" Level FALI member in good standing.
* 15 years or more of continuous and verifiable training and experience as an Investigator.
Copies must be provided in digital form for Committee to review.
* Must have current “C” license in Florida for more than one (1) year.
Copies must be provided in digital form for Committee to review.
* Applications reviewed on a case by case basis.
* Application Fee of $150.00.

2018 FALI Conference attendees will receive a 50% discount - emailadmin@fali.org for code.
Attendance will be verified, code may not be shared.

Qualifications for Award of FBCI Designation with 493 Testing
* Must be an "Active" Level FALI member in good standing.
* Minimum of 8 years of continuous and verifiable training and experience as an Investigator.
Copies must be provided in digital form for Committee to review.
* Must have current “C” license in Florida for more that one (1) year.

Copies must be provided in digital form for Committee to review.
* Applications reviewed on a case by case basis.

* Application Fee of $150.00.
2018 FALI Conference attendees will receive a 50% discount - emailadmin@fali.orgfor code
.
Attendance will be verified, code may not be shared.

Regular, Ongoing, Application Process
$150 Initial application Fee plus:


1.Proof of a minimum of three years of experience by submitting one of the following:
a. Copy of your valid, Florida C license, indicating 3 or more years of consecutive licensure.

b.Documentation confirming at least three (3) continuous years of similar duties as afull time investigative employee of an attorney, insurance company or law enforcement agency,whose position was exempted from Florida private investigative licensure.

c. Documentation confirming not less than three (3) continuous years of similar duties as approved by the FBCI Board. This includes, but is not limited to: Law enforcement certification courses, military law enforcement experience, continuous fire/arson investigations.


2. Pass the FBCI Proctored Exam with a minimum score of 70%
The exam will be offered several times a year, at FALI-U events, and the annual FALI Conference.
Exact dates will be announced, and listed on the website.


3. Three letters of recommendation from clients and/or investigative professionals.
Please submit with application.

Click HERE to Apply Online.
Click
HERE to download an application to mail, or email.


Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
Post Office Box 2896, Dunedin, FL 34697
Tel: (888)845-3254  or  (727) 373-8028
admin@fali.org

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