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INWPIA is pleased to announce new continuing education benefits for members with Investigative Courses!
Investigative Courses is from Dean and Karen Beers (Associates in Forensic Investigations – CO). Investigative Courses has offered distance learning courses for all platforms since 2012. We are honored to provide a special 25% discount to INWPIA members, and will also donate an equal amount back to INWPIA. As a member, your enrollment exclusively benefits you and INWPIA!
Please use this exclusive link to register and for course information, and email to receive your discount code.

Thank You INWPIA, and members for this mutual opportunity.

Dean and Karen Beers - Investigative Courses.

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Premium Private Investigator training from someone who's been there and done that.
Larry Kaye, P.I. is a Security and Investigation Consultant, excellent trainer, semi-retired Private Investigator, Process Server, frankly-awesome skip tracer, strangely good listener and all around nice guy who knows some scary things.
Larry is the creator of The Investigator s Ultimate Guide series which is known as premium Private Investigator training from someone who s been there and done that. Plus he s a total Jesus Freak, so he s always got that going for him.
Investigative Training Series
  • Surveillance Training
  • Process Server Training
  • Public Records Mini-Course
  • Podcasts
  • YouTube Channel Link: ShadowAnyone
Established in 2012, Rainier Investigative Group is driven to be the most professional and honest agency in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho & Alaska. We take on a new case because we truly want to help our clients find a solution to their problems. Rainier Investigative Group is division of RIGroup LLC - Washington PI Agency License 2017
Offering contract investigations, including civil and criminal investigations, family law, heirs and beneficiaries, workman's compensation and misconduct services, and process services.
NEW Investigative Services & Training
  • Obtain your Washington PI License! In Person and Zoom Platforms.
  • Process Service Training
  • Surveillance and Investigative Methodologies.
  • Threat Assessments and Security - Law Enforcement Consultations

Valerie McGilvrey

Asset Management Specialist - Skip Tracer - Author
Valerie McGilvrey is a native Texan born into a family of entrepreneurs. She's a member of The Fraternal Order of Investigators, and a former Texas Property & Casualty insurance adjuster with heavy experience in fraudulent claims, document fraud, witness location, and has performed countless complex investigations into all types of crime-from white-collar fraud to loss of-life investigations.
She’s authored several books that describe the highly successful methods for locating people and conducting background searches. Skip Trace Secrets and Background Check have reached the top of the civil law book lists in the United States. Also, check out for her contributions.
Valerie conducts seminars that teach the art of pre-texting and skip tracing to investigative and recovery professionals nationwide. You’ll find her writing and podcasting about her love of skip tracing at
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