“The APIB (Alabama Private Investigators Board), through Administrative Rule 741-X-7, grants the APIA the authority to issue CEU or credits toward license renewal. The APIA holds quarterly meeting, at which, 2 CEU’s are earned by attending the educational classes. Two (2) hours are awarded to APIA member attendees. Additionally, the annual conference held in October offers classes over 2 days and awards 8 hours of CE credits to APIA member attendees.”

More importantly, we strive to improve our profession by instilling professionalism, knowledge, expertise and skill in each of our members. Participation in your peer group association is a sign of collaboration within your field, and your dedication to your profession.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pelham Civic Complex
    Registration is closed

    How to Significantly Increase Your PI Income

    Wednesday October 23, 2019
    Pelham Civic Complex

    We at the APIA are delighted to announce that Jimmie Mesis will be offering his unique full day business and marketing seminar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  If you’re like most PI’s I know, you are always looking for proven ways to get more work and make more money. Well, you now have the opportunity to learn over a dozen proven methods to quickly increase, double, even triple your income and client base by one of America’s most successful PI’s. Now, YOU can learn the secret techniques Jimmie Mesis and many other successful PI’s are using to significantly increase their income.

    Jimmie Mesis has been a successful businessman and PI for more than 40 years. He has also taught more than 15,000 private investigators this very class where he reveals in detail the ‘secrets’ on how to quickly increase YOUR PI agency income. Your client base and income will quickly increase by implementing just a few of the many tips, tricks, and techniques he teaches. Jimmie will reveal to YOU the specific business and marketing techniques he and many other successful PI’s have used to generate millions of dollars, YES MILLIONS in investigative services revenue.

    You know that competitors rarely share the tricks of the trade for fear that YOU will use these newly found techniques to compete against them. However, Jimmie will teach YOU exactly what to do and how to do it!  Here is just a sample of what you will learn in one day:

    Learn How to: Increase Your Hourly Rate & Get Larger Retainers!

    He will show you two amazing techniques that will immediately increase your hourly rate and the retainer amounts you get without losing clients? This tip alone will significantly help to increase your income.

    Learn How to: Convert More Phone Inquiries into Clients

    Not only will you learn how to turn all these callers into clients, you’ll also learn a script you and your staff can use whenever your telephone rings. But first, you’ll learn how to get your business phone to ring and have clients calling YOU instead of YOU chasing them.

    Learn How to: Ask & Get Cases from Lawyers & Insurance Companies

    If you want lawyers as clients, you’ll learn how to get past the gate keepers and reach the decision makers. You’ll learn how to easily ask and get appointments and cases right away. You’ll even learn how to get the secretary or paralegal to be your main source of new work. Jimmie will also provide you with a telephone script of what to say. How would you like to learn how to get added to the Authorized Vendors List at most of the insurance companies you contact? You’ll learn a very simple technique that will get the attention of insurance companies, which often results in being hiring on the spot!

    Learn How to: Turn $15 in Database Searches into a $250 – $750 Intelligence Report

    He’ll show you how to take a database search, along with some free Internet searches, and put together a specialized report together that clients will pay you hundreds of dollars for. You’ll also learn the two steps that makes this work and help you generate thousands of dollars in extra income.

    Learn How to: Get More Than Half Your Cases From The Internet

    Many investigators are reporting that as much as 50% of their cases and income are coming from the Internet. You’ll learn exactly what to do to get or update your website on the Internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. You’ll learn how to get your website ranked and show up on the first page of the search engines.

    You will also learn:

    •           How to properly bill clients for your services
    •           How Perception Management will earn you more clients and money
    •           How using the right tools will save you and your client’s time and money
    •           Why it pays to say good-bye to certain clients
    •           How your agency name can help or hurt your business
    •           How to turn your business card into a client magnet
    •           How to get potential clients to call you instead of you chasing them
    •           How to approach and get work from lawyers and insurance companies
    •           How to approach and get work from all types of companies
    •           How networking will earn you big clients and big bucks
    •           How to promote yourself for free, especially on the Internet
    •           How using certain databases can earn you $250 per hour
    •           How to create a simple Business & Marketing Plan
    •           How to develop a great direct mail marketing program
    •           How to ask and GET cases
    •           How to get referrals
    •           How to create and build your own created reputation
    •           How to get your website to attract clients
    •           How to get your website ranked on the first page of the search engines
    •           How to optimize your website for maximum traffic, plus much more!

    Learn more in one day than you could have in 20 years working in this profession!

    This is a great opportunity for YOU to learn the secrets and proven techniques that will quickly help YOU increase your case volume, YOUR financial income, and ultimately, YOUR success as a private investigator!

    Money Back Guarantee!

    Jimmie offers a solid no-risk money back guarantee. If you don’t feel that he’s earned the $200 registration fee by the noon break, simply don’t return to the seminar’s afternoon session and he will refund your entire registration fee, no questions asked! (By the way, 5,000+ seminar attendees later, no one has ever asked for a refund!)  Register now and you’ll learn why.

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 500 Amphitheater Rd, Pelham, AL 35124

    Continuing Education Credits and New Officer elections.
    Classes and business meetings will occur in the Main Hall.

    Breakfast sandwiches and fruit will be available each morning to help expedite registration.

    Business Meeting on Thursday will have a boxed lunch provided.
    Friday will have a 90 minute break to allow for lunch on your own.

    There will be a breakout room for alternate classes occurring concurrently with some of the main classes.

    There will be a vendor area with snacks and refreshments.

    To review the Conference Agenda please download it here:2019 APIA Conference Agenda Download

    Group Rate has been approved for APIA, to make your reservations click the Hotel Name below to register now!

    Group Name:

    APIA AL Private Investigators Assoc.

    Group Code:






    Hotel Name:

    Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Pelham (I-65)

    Hotel Address:

    232 Cahaba Valley Road


    Pelham, Alabama



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Past events

Thursday, April 18, 2019 APIA Quarterly Meeting -Spring 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 APIA Quarterly Meeting - Winter 2019
Monday, October 15, 2018 2018 Conference
Thursday, July 12, 2018 APIA Summer Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2018 APIA Spring Meeting

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