NCISS Membership and Benefits

As many members are part of other state, national and international associations with varying benefits, at NCISS we offer unique benefits - from legislative advocacy and alerts to multi-association integral networking.  Your NCISS membership extends to tens of thousands of friends and colleagues in the investigation and security professions.

Details of benefits are at NCISS Benefits

Membership Applications

There are 3 categories of Individual Membership

Regular Membership (annual dues $175)

An individual who is licensed, when licensing or the equivalent is required by the state or jurisdiction in which they do business, to conduct private investigation or security guard business, or is an officer, partner, or designated representative of a licensed investigative or security agency.

Regular members may hold office, serve on committees, and have voting rights.

Affiliate Member (annual dues $175)

An individual employed by a government entity, law firm, insurance firm as a SIU investigator or holds a similar investigative or security related position with a governmental, corporate or other business related entity. Affiliate members may not hold office within the Council and will not have voting rights.

Affiliate members may not have the right to vote or hold office; they may serve on committees.

Apply for Affiliate Membership 

Associate Member (annual dues $75)

An individual who is not licensed, when licensing or the equivalent is required by the state or jurisdiction in which they do business, and is the employee of a licensed private investigator or security guard company who is a Regular member of the Association.

Associate members may not have the right to vote or hold office or serve on committees.

Apply for Associate Membership 

Business and Association Memberships

Service Member (annual dues $250)

An individual or company that provides services relative to the investigation or security industry.

Service members may not have the right to vote or hold office or serve on committees.

Apply for Service Membership

Association Member (annual dues as low as $100)

A non-profit state, regional, or national association whose chief membership are private investigators, private investigative agencies, and/or security guard companies. The Association shall designate one representative. The representative shall have the right to vote, but shall not have the right to hold office. This membership category shall be treated the same as Regular membership for the purpose of voting and for all other purposes under Article V of these Bylaws.

Annual dues are $1.00 per Association Member or $100.00 if your Association has less than 100 members.  This program is our way of supporting your association and our Thanks for encouraging your members to join NCISS. 

Apply for Association Membership