Upon being duly certified as a member of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia Inc, I pledge:
TO conduct myself in my profession with honesty, sincerity, integrity, fidelity, morality and good conscience in all dealings with my clients.
TO preserve forever my clients' confidence under any and all circumstances and deal justly, and impartially with each individual, irrespective of social, political, racial, ethnic, or religious considerations, economic status, or physical characteristics.
TO conduct all of my business and investigative activities within the bounds of legality, morality, and professional ethics.
TO counsel my clients against any illegal or unethical course of action.
TO explain to the full satisfaction of my clients all fees and charges in their case and to render a factual report.
TO retain my own professional reputation and that of my fellow investigators and professional associates.
TO support to the best of my ability the professional goals of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia Inc; to contribute to better relations between my industry and the public; and through work and deed to elevate the status of the investigative profession.
TO encourage members of my profession and associates in my industry to adhere to this code of ethics.