We need your support. You want your voice heard.
Your membership in UPALS will help secure a future for legal services providers in Utah. UPALS efforts to prevent industry damaging legislation needs ongoing attention and the unity of those who provide such services.
Apprentice & Registrant PI’s
are invited to join UPALS for free. We need new members and hope that you will take a just a few minutes to complete the online membership form. We want to add your voice to ours.
Benefits for apprentice & registrant PI’s:
Your membership gets your listing in front of the people and PI agencies who can hire you for work in your area.
You get more work, make more money and add hours to your experience. Plus, you can your voice to UPALS and help preserve your livelihood. We’ll send just 1 or 2 emails a month with any changes or updates you may want to know about. Your listing includes your email and phone.
Utah PI Agencies benefit
Your agency will have access to a large pool of process servers and apprentice investigators.
Your ad will be seen on UPALS by visitors seeking legal services, including attorneys, and out of state process servers and PI’s.
All memberships include access to the resources page where information, best practices and more can be found.
Under the current private investigator rules, apprentice & registrant PI process servers must have 10,000 hours of combined experience and education to be eligible for an agency license. Serving a few papers and some part time hours on a surveillance won’t get you there quickly with just one client who is likely also the agency sponsor of your license.
(3) (a) An applicant for an agency license shall have:
(i) a minimum of 10,000 hours of investigative experience that consists of actual work performed as a licensed private investigator [or as], an investigator in the private sector, an investigator for the federal government, or an investigator for a state, county, or municipal government or
(ii) if the applicant held a registrant license or an apprentice license under this chapter on or before May 1, 2010, a minimum of 2,000 hours of investigative experience that consists of actual work performed as a licensed private investigator, an investigator in the private sector, an investigator for the federal government, or an investigator for a state, county, or municipal government.