Institute of Professional Investigators
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Tracing Course

For professional investigators, the ability to find someone for a client, or to ascertain things about that that can assist in that objective is a n essential skill. Despite this being a valuable talent, many investigators over-rely on their access to official databases that can be unreliable, or on their initiative. Investigators new to the field really need help on finding out where to start; and those members of the public who want to find some old friends could do with some advice, too.

With those objectives in mind, the Institute of Professional Investigators is pleased to announce its newest internet-based training course, ‘Tracing for Investigators’.

The course is based upon the Institute’s publication ‘Tracing: An Investigators Guide to Finding Wanted and Missing Persons’, but with challenging tests and exercises included that are intended to direct and develop the student, or even the professional investigator who is new to this essential investigatory specialism, towards competence in the tracing field.

Students will look at

  • the ‘philosophy’ of missing person investigations;
  • the methodology of the trace investigation, including the basic use of social media to find out where your subject is;
  • how to report the results of the investigation and;
  • perhaps most important, the ethics and legalities of trace investigations.

The cost of the IPI Tracing Course is £150, but students who take on the IPI/IQ Level 3 Award in Investigations at the same time will be able to undertake both at the discounted cost of £475, a saving of £50 on taking them separately.* This course expands upon what is in the Level 3 Award course, broadening its tracing module by a large degree.

Students engaging in the course will receive a free PDF copy of the Tracing book included as part of the course, itself valued at £75**.
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*Students already on the Level 3 Award course who wish to take the additional course may do so for £125, saving £25 on the full price.
**This will be made available 14 days after beginning the Course.


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