If you qualify for membership, we encourage you to apply for membership in the Southern California Fraud Investigators’ Association. If you are currently a member, or a past member whose membership has lapsed, we invite you to renew your membership. Both membership applications and renewal forms are available on line, using the links above.
We currently have 313 members. Our membership network extends to Oregon, Nevada, Illinois, New York, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, and Australia … and we continue to grow!
Membership in the Association shall be limited to: peace officers who, as a regular part of their duties, investigate fraud; state or federal agents or their employees who, as a regular part of their duties, investigate fraud; state or federal investigators who work with prosecuting attorneys handling matters involving fraud; state or federal prosecutors who, as a regular part of their duties, prosecute fraud; insurance company claims personnel who, as a regular part of their duties, work with or for a state-mandated special investigation unit dedicated to fraud suppression; private investigators who, as a regular part of their duties, investigate fraud on behalf of insurance companies or law enforcement; corporate personnel who, as a regular part of their duties, investigate fraud; experts in fraud-related fields who, as a regular part of their work, investigate fraud and render expert opinions concerning fraud-related issues; and persons qualified to practice law in any state who, as a regular part of their practice, work with or for a state-mandated special investigation unit, any governmental entity charged with the responsibility of prosecuting fraud, or who investigate and prosecute fraud in the civil courts. Private investigators and persons qualified to practice law who, as a regular part of their work, investigate criminal matters on behalf of defendants or represent criminal defendants are specifically excluded from membership in the Association.
The Membership Committee may deem ineligible any applicant who is a member of an organization that has an aim or goal inconsistent with the purpose of the Association.
Benefits of membership include:
High level anti-fraud training
Unparalleled networking opportunities
Outstanding forum for the exchange of information
Investigative assistance and resources
Continuing source for professional enhancement
In order to submit an application for membership, download an application from this site, complete it, print it and send it to our mailing address, accompanied by your first year’s annual dues. With the exception of signatures and sponsor information, the application may be completed on-line and then printed out. The application is in PDF format, requiring that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader© on your system. If you do not have the current version of Acrobat Reader© on your system you may download it for free.
Membership is based upon a calendar year. Membership dues are $50.00 annually. For membership applications and renewals paid by credit card, there will be a $5.00 fee added to the membership dues.
The Board of Directors will review your application at their next scheduled meeting. If you qualify, your application complete, and your dues enclosed, you will be notified of your approval for membership by email. New members are announced at the general membership meeting, following the meeting of the Board and in the first Association newsletter following approval by the Board.