Recent decisions of the PSPLA that certain employment and forensic investigators are required to hold a PI Licence or Certificate of Approval (CoA) led NZIPI to adopt new membership rules in 2021.

Two main points adopted were:

  • Our name has reverted to the New Zealand Institute of Private Investigators Inc.
  • Only investigators holding an Individual Licence or a CoA as a Private Investigator  can apply for membership of NZIPI.

Membership for you

Please Note: There is no corporate or company NZIPI membership available, only individual NZIPI membership.

NZIPI will not promote any one entity or investigator and will at all times remain unbiased.

Our rules

Our rules are specific as to the criteria for NZIPI membership:

The NZIPI is a professional institute for private investigators who hold an individual licence or CoA issued by the PSPLA and actively conduct investigations in a professional capacity.

Being engaged in or having experience in occupations that do not require PSPLA (New Zealand Ministry of Justice) Private investigator licensing, typically such as process serving, tracing, debt collection and repossessions is not a sufficient threshold for membership of the NZIPI.

Honorary membership is available for certain individuals nominated by members, such as the director of Information Logistics which is a subscriber only service that searches the phone numbers of classified advertisers in most newspapers and other publications.

Apply for membership

You can apply online here.