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FBCI Qualifications


The Florida Board Certified Investigator (FBCI)
has demonstrated to a committee of their peers that
his/her credentials are deserving of the FBCI certification.

Qualifications and Requirements Include:

* Must be an "Active" Level FALI member in good standing, or an Affiliate member in good standing who is employed as in-house investigator as defined in Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.
* $150 Initial application fee.

* Experience supported by one of the following:

1.  Documentation confirming a minimum of three (3) years of continuous licensed investigative experience including at least (1) year as a Florida licensed Class C private investigator, under Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes, or in place thereof,

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

3.  Documentation confirming not less than five (5) continuous years of similar investigative duties as approved by the FBCI Board. These duties must have been performed in other related professional disciplines.

Example: investigative reporter; business/financial/stock analyst; certified fraud examiner; law enforcement, military law enforcement, fire/arson, may receive FBCI consideration on a case-by-case basis


Applicants must sit for, and pass, with a minimum score of 70%, a proctored written exam prepared and given by a member of the FBCI Committee, or another designated proctor. Those who qualify under sections 1 and 2 above, will be required to pass a proctored exam proving knowledge of Florida Statute 493. Those who qualify under section 3 above will be required to pass a proctored exam demonstrating overall knowledge of investigative techniques; statutory, ethics, and legal issues.

* Three letters of recommendation from clients and/or investigative professionals


Click HERE to download the FBCI Policies & Procedures.

Maintaining the FBCI Certification

If one, or more of these requirements are not met, the FBCI designation will be forfeited and all rights afforded the designation will be rescinded.

  • Remain an Active, or Affiliate, FALI member in good standing.
  • Maintain a Florida C license in good standing or maintain employment as in in-house investigator as defined in Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.
  • Submit an annual renewal of $100 by January 31st of every calendar year.
  • Submit twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education training every two (2) years.

Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
1350 CR1 #2896, Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 373-8028


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