Membership in the Alliance
shall be open to all persons who have been directly
or indirectly affiliated with the investigation
profession for a minimum of one (1) year and qualify
for one of the classes of membership.
Membership shall not be granted to any person
who has been convicted of a felony unless such
conviction was officially pardoned or the record
of same has been expunged. In addition, membership
shall not be granted to any applicant who has
had their license revoked by the issuing authority
unless said revocation has been pardoned or expunged.
No applicant shall be denied membership because
of their age, race, religion, sex or ethnic origin.
Membership may be suspended or terminated by the
Board of Directors for violation of these By Laws
and/or the Code of Ethics.
Application for Membership shall be published
on the official PIAM newsgroup (current members
only), in order that
all members have an opportunity to submit objections
regarding the applicant's request for membership.
Such objection(s) shall be signed and submitted
in writing to the President or Executive Secretary
no later than thirty (30) days after publication.