Board Accredited Investigator (BAI)
36th Annual INTELLENET Conference
Charlotte, NC | April 2 – 5, 2019
Why become a Board Accredited Investigator?
The Board Accredited Investigator designation is simply the total commitment to professionalism that an Investigator/security professional can make in their career.
Maintaining a BAI certification, requires the designee to be involved in a serious commitment to voluntary ongoing continuing education for themselves and other practicing investigative professionals with whom they interact. Additionally, the BAI Board is hopeful that BAI’s will become involved in leadership roles of local, state, international, and specialty professional investigative associations throughout the world, and sharing their passion for advancement through knowledge.
The most dedicated and experienced professional investigators on a worldwide basis will be involved in this program. BAI’s will set the standard for an investigator’s professional’s excellence which will be recognized and sought by clients and the legal community. The BAI credential provides objective proof of professional knowledge and experience combined with the highest level of ethics.
- Demonstrable proof of experience and professional competence.
- Expanded professional network and opportunities to showcase your expertise at professional and global events.
- Increased fee potential – certified practitioners fees are up to 30% more than non-certified professionals.
- Independent validation of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience.
- Backing of the world’s most respected association of investigative professionals.
- Continuing education requirements for certification offer assurance that practitioners will remain current with best practices.
- Certification indicates mastery/competency as measured against a defensible set of standards, usually by application or examination.
History of BAI
The Board Accredited Investigator’s program (BAI) program was started by Harvey E. Morse as part of the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) in 2008, to encourage voluntary education and training beyond licensure. As the number of members grew, it became increasingly clear that the effort needed to be handled by an international association as FAPI is primarily a statewide organization, although it has many international members. Initially, FAPI approached the Council of Association Leaders comprised of officers of various organizations, but again, the international element was missing. After much thought, in May of 2015, FAPI approached the Board of Directors of Intellenet at their Las Vegas convention, and together, all agreed to have Intellenet host and oversee the BAI program.
That was a major accomplishment towards the advancement of the BAI program. Intellenet and its many members worldwide, will now have input and expertise in overseeing the BAI testing standards and operational endeavors, general administrative matters, membership criteria and educational resources. They will assist the BAI Board with benefits, coordinating voluntary education and professional requirements, expansion with other Associations worldwide, the creation of a newsletter, managing the BAI list-serve and so forth. This affiliation has opened many doors for BAI’S both in promoting the profession and continuing their accreditation.
“To provide recognition to those deserving private investigators who continually engage in voluntary ongoing professional development and education, and who advance the recognition and standing of the investigative profession throughout the world.”