Membership Benefits

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY:  The public, as well as the legal community, can access our online Membership Directory.

INSURANCE DISCOUNTS: AMIS is one of the major insurance providers for Private Investigators, Insurance Adjusters and Security Guards, throughout the United States. They offer excellent coverage coupled with competitive prices. The philosophy upon which AMIS was founded in 1987 is still the benchmark of their success: "Big Enough to Serve and Small Enough to Care".

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT:  A $500, five page, web presence for PICA members includes, WordPress Content Management System with  a "Contact Us" form, a domain name for the first year and server space for the first year. Additional discount packages available.

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DMV ONLINE ACCESS:  Logan Registration Service is a trusted source for real time on-line DMV records access. Obtain instant California driver license and vehicle DMV records within seconds through your PC or Macintosh. Logan Registration takes the hassle out of obtaining online DMV access by guiding you through the DMV application process and getting you online as fast as possible.

Abacus Chinese Translation Services also provides Spanish and Japanese translation at a discounted rate for PICA Members. Contact Samuel Chong 626-487-8909.

ONLINE TRAINING: National Investigative Training Academy, has partnered with PICA to offer Professional Development Curriculum for Private Investigators. The online courses are available 24/7. Students can study on their own schedule at their own pace and earn a Certificate of Training after completing the course. There is a 10% exclusive discount for PICA members. The discount code is available on the Members Only Website under the Education tab.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Not only do our local districts hold regular meetings with industry related speakers, in November we hold a major two day conference that is attended by some of the best speakers in the country and by an interesting array of vendors that provide conference discounts on their services and wares.

ELECTRONIC VOTING: PICA members vote for their Board of Directors and Bylaw Amendments by electronic ballots.  E-Voting is a way to ensure that every Active PICA member has the opportunity to be involved in the association.

ONLINE POLLS & SURVEYS:  PICA uses polls & surveys to assess members' needs, and to gather their collective wisdom and opinions on association and industry related issues. Polls and surveys give members the opportunity to get involved and voice his or her opinion.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION: Join us in staying on top of the latest State and Federal legislation that affects our industry. PICA takes an aggressive approach in contacting key politicians to register our voice and opinion on issues of importance to us.

WEBSITE PICA's website is updated frequently with dates and locations of upcoming district meetings, legislative issues, educational opportunities, and other important issues.

MEMBERSHIP LISTSERVE:  The PICA Listserve is available for all members and is a forum in which the members can post and respond to job offers, contribute ideas, ask questions, exchange information and professionally express their opinion.

INDUSTRY DISCOUNTS:  PICA members are offered substantial discounts by industry related vendors, Insurance brokers, data information brokers, other investigators, transcription specialists, professional process servers and industry publications.  Discounts are provided on continuing educational

CAR RENTALS:  Discounts are available for PICA members through AVIS, BUDGET and ENTERPRISE rental car agencies. Discount codes are listed under "Member Discounts" on the Members only website.

The Choice Hotels Business Program:  PICA members can enjoy preferred hotel rates at over 5,000 participating properties around the world.  Choice Hotels provides extraordinary value and convenience. The PICA Corporate Discount code is listed under "Member Discounts" on the Members only website. Choice Hotels properties feature the following amenities:

  • Free Internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free newspaper
  • Pool or exercise room