How to Join W.A.D.
All applications for membership are reviewed by the Executive Committee. If all requirements are met and the application is approved the applicant will then become an active member. Those applicants, approved by the Executive Committee, who have not reached the three (3) years required experience will remain probationary members until the three (3) years is obtained at which time the Executive Committee shall consider certifying them to full active membership.
Applications will be acted upon by the Executive Committee after receiving and reviewing the membership committee's investigation and recommendations.
Application Fees and Dues:Application Fee: $50.00 (Non refundable)
Membership Dues: $195.00
The Application form must be completed in English.
Active MemberAn applicant for Active membership shall be an individual who is a Principal or the Manager or Branch Manager of an agency, firm, or corporation, which has been in operation for one (1) year, legally qualified to practice the profession of Private Investigator or Security Service, and has been employed as such for a period of three (3) years, unless decided otherwise by the Executive Committee, and licensed where required and be a legal representative. Combined experience from more than one agency, firm or corporation shall apply. An applicant who is not a Principal must submit, in English, a letter of authorization from the President of the Company, on company letterhead, verifying their stated position. The Board of Directors shall also consider applications from persons in countries where three (3) years of business experience was not possible.
Probationary MemberAn applicant will become a probationary member once his/her application has been processed by the Executive Director. When the applicant is approved by the Executive Committee he/she will then become an active member. Those applicants, approved by the Executive Committee, who have not reached the three (3) years required experience will remain probationary members until the three (3) years is obtained at which time the Executive Committee shall consider certifying them to full active membership. During this extended probationary period the dues will be the same as for Active Members and the probationary member shall receive all Association communications, shall be entitled to attend any regular meeting of the Association but will have no voting privileges and shall not permitted to hold office and will be ineligible to serve on any standing or special committee.
After completing your online application, please print out the WAD Release and Certification, sign and return to WAD@WAD.Net
We strongly encourage potential members to complete the application online from the link above.
However the following application can printed out and emailed to the WAD office; WAD@WAD.Net
Click below for Word application
Associate MemberAn Associate member shall be a person who acts in the capacity of an Attorney; a Manager, Director or Vice President in Corporate Security; or an expert, for example, a Fingerprint Expert, a Voice Print Expert, or a Polygraph Examiner; or another who provides a substantially related service or works in a related field of Criminal Justice or Jurisprudence. That person must be recommended and/or sponsored by two (2) active members. The annual dues for such membership shall be the same as for an active member. He/she will have all rights and privileges of an active member except that he/she shall have no voting privileges or the right to hold office.
Additional Application RequirementsThe following should also be submitted when required and available. This will greatly assist and speed up the application process.
By completing the online application form you certify you are authorized to act in the capacity of Director, General Manager or Manager if you are not the owner.
Email, Mail or fax supporting documents to:World Association of Detectives
Karen Beers, Administrative Manager
PO Box 200030
Evans, CO 80620 - USA