Shall be individuals, not companies or firms, who engage fully in the activity of management consulting, specializing in:
- Security management
- Loss prevention or security training
- Information security
- Security equipment system technical design
- Evaluation, specification and integration
- Forensic consulting
May not be known or advertised as an investigator, except for the purposes of developing information to complete their surveys, design or testimony¹.
May not engage in any of the following activities:
- Sale or installation of any security equipment, including alarms systems, access controls, access controls, closed circuit television systems, contract guards, or strike forces
- Skip tracing
- Repossession of property
- Standalone civil or criminal record checks or other background checks
- Providing undercover or bodyguard personnel
- Detection of deception, including polygraph services, paper and pencil honesty testing, voice stress analysis, handwriting or grapho-analysis, or any other means
- Have any form of affiliation with a product or service that could be construed as a conflict of interest
- Be an employee of, be employed by a subsidiary of, hold a direct financial or controlling interest in, or participate in the management of a business entity that manufactures, distributes, sells, installs, maintains, or in any way provides services or products whose activities are prohibited by the IAPSC By-Laws. Members shall be permitted to provide marketing, design or product analysis consulting services to such entities for fee compensation, provided that Members disclose all activity as described in Section A2 (L) of the By-Laws.
May not have been convicted of any felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, or engaged in any act which constitutes moral turpitude.
Must comply with the IAPSC Code of Ethics
May sell books, manuals, computer programs, programs, videotapes, or similar training materials that they have authored or investigations that they have designed.
Any traditional investigative work must be contracted out to private investigators or similar practitioners. It is understood that certain fields may require a greater level of investigation and require specialized knowledge/experience outside the scope of a routine private investigator.
A complete outline of Member Requirements can be found in the IAPSC By-Laws.
¹ Nothing herein prohibits any member from complying with any law or regulation, by any governmental or regulatory body, which requires that consultants be licensed as Investigators or any other related license..