PI/CPC means “Public Information / Cooperation with Professional Community”

Our Intergroup provides A.A. volunteers to explain A.A. to non-A.A. organizations and professional groups. Their purpose is primarily to explain what A.A. is, and what A.A. is not. They are volunteer local A.A. members who speak publicly and answer professional’s questions about A.A. This service is referred to as “Public Information and Cooperation with Professional Communities” or PI/CPC.

PI: The purpose of P.I. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. P.I. volunteers visit schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.

CPC: AA Members volunteers provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, DUI classes, hospitals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about what we are, what we are not, what we can do, and what we cannot do.

AA Members interested in volunteering for PI/CPC take a 1.5 hour class to learn how to present to non-AA groups, and then sign up as they wish on a web-based calendar, picking the venue and dates that are available and convenient. There are no set or regularly scheduled dates to adhere to.


For more information, please email the Tri-Valley PI-CPC Chairperson at pi.cpc@trivalleyaa.org


A.A. website for PI/CPC information

A.A. Video for Health-care Professionals

A.A. Video for Legal and Correctional Professionals

A.A. Video for Employment / Human Resource Professionals