1 Defined. Any educational endeavor that reasonably could be considered beneficial to the work of the investigator. Continuing education may be obtained: a) through participation in conferences or educational courses offered by trade schools or colleges, whether as an attendee or a presenter; b)through independent studies; c) by publishing articles related to the field of investigation; and d) as otherwise provided by PNAI.
2. Scope. The PNAI Program of Continuing Educations affords its members and participants the opportunity to enhance their professional development as private investigators through the accumulation of continuing educational hours or units earned from various academic, insurance, investigative, and professional resources. The program is mandatory for all PNAI Regular and Lifetime members to enhance and improve their educational and professional development. PNAI Associate members and non-PNAI private investigators are welcome to enroll and voluntarily participate in this program. A nominal fee will be assessed to defray administrative costs.
3. Requirements. The program requires that an Investigator issued a private investigator’s license must complete at least sixteen (16) hours of continuing education every year to be compliant with this program. Submissions are made to the PNAI Continuing Education Committee (CE) prior to renewal of their license. PNAI members and participants will be issued a separate credential card reflecting satisfactory participation in the PNAI CE Program.
4. Opportunities. PNAI will publish for consideration by its members and participants continuing educational opportunities from various academic, insurance, investigative, and professional resources. Members and participants may choose, at their option, any of the opportunities listed or posted therein, or other resources subject to acceptance by the PNAI CE Committee (See “Resources” Tab). PNAI members and participants are encouraged to provide feedback to the CE Committee.
5. Recommendations and suggestions regarding the program should be addressed to the PNAI Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Regular and Lifetime Members will be required to participate in the PNAI Program of Continuing Education within three (3) months of becoming PNAI Members. Associate Members may voluntarily participate in the Program of Continuing Education. (Article XIII, Section 4 in part) Members will sign an Acknowledgment-Mandatory Continuing Education Participation.
NON-PNAI PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PARTICIPANTS
PNAI’s Program of Continuing Education is extended to non-PNAI private investigators. Interested investigators are encouraged to submit an application for consideration by the PNAI Board of Directors. Interested investigators should email PNAI at email@example.com or the Continuing Education Committee at ConEdu@pnai.com for application and details.