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Webinar: Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) Exam Tutorial

Webinar Date
Wednesday, September 25, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) Exam Tutorial

Presentation Description
We are delighted to extend an invitation to individuals aspiring to elevate their credentials within the investigative profession. Join us for an exclusive, complimentary webinar designed to elucidate the pathway towards becoming a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI). This session aims to provide an insightful overview of the CPI certification requirements, including a deep dive into the topics covered in the CPI examination.

CPI Examination Overview:

The CPI examination is accessible online, allowing candidates the flexibility to undertake the exam at their convenience. Additionally, in acknowledgment of popular demand, we are pleased to announce a special session for the CPI exam to be conducted in a traditional pencil-and-paper format. This session is scheduled to coincide with the upcoming 2024 CALI conference. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with our CPI information desk at the conference for any queries regarding the CPI certification process.

Advantages of CPI Certification:

Achieving CPI certification is a testament to a professional’s licensed status, commitment to continuous learning, and adherence to the latest legal and operational advancements within the investigative field. This esteemed credential not only enhances your professional skill set but also serves as a significant merit, elevating the stature of your investigative practice. It proves invaluable during court testimonies and in marketing your expertise to prospective clients.

Eligibility Criteria for CPI Examination:

Candidates wishing to apply for the CPI examination must meet the following prerequisites:

•   Possession of a PI license for a minimum of three consecutive years in any state.
•   Submission of evidence showcasing PI-related training, active participation in CALI educational events, contribution to service initiatives, and pursuit of academic achievements within the last two years. Participation in the CALI Conference will award candidates 5 of the required 10 experience credits needed for examination eligibility.
•   Achieve a passing score of 70% in the 100-question multiple-choice examination.

This webinar is an invaluable opportunity for those committed to achieving excellence and recognition in the investigative profession. Elevate your career by gaining a deeper understanding of the CPI certification process and how it can benefit your professional trajectory.
Meet the Speaker
Anthony Hopkins, CPI, Qualified Manager
Anthony Hopkins Investigations

Anthony Hopkins became licensed as a private investigator in CA in 1986. Over the last 38 years, Anthony has conducted a wide range of civil investigations, employment EEO/Harassment investigations, Be grounds and criminal defense. Anthony was under contract with the Sonoma County criminal defense conflict panel for 14 years, having worked on over 45 homicide trials. Anthony served on the CALI Board of Directors for eight years, including two terms as VP of Admin Services, and a two-year term as the VP of Investigative Services. Anthony has been the CPI chairperson for six years and serves on several other committees appointed by the CALI President.

In 2021, a case involving Anthony's investigation was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In a unanimous ruling, the verdict was vacated and remanded.  The decision set a standard restricting police officers from a warrantless entrance to a private residence on the pretext of exigent circumstances. The case is Lange v. California, 541 U.S. Supreme (2021).

Webinar Zoom Registration Link
Once you register through the CALI website, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom registration link. Please register in advance in Zoom to receive information about joining this webinar.

Zoom registration is required to ensure an accurate attendance record.

Please contact the CALI office if you do not receive the Webinar Zoom registration link the day you register.

Certificate of Attendance
Those who register and participate in this Webinar will receive one CPI experience or continuing education credit. To obtain a certificate of attendance, please email

Cancelation Policy
No registration refunds will be given for cancelations or no-shows.

Contact the CALI office at or call 949-715-5401.

Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
CALI Office
949-715-5401 (p)
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