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    GLOBAL SCHOOL OF INVESTIGATION: Interactive Discussion of IPIU's Endorsement

    PRESS RELEASE:

    ANNOUNCEMENT:

    The International Private Investigators Union (IPIU) is proud to announce that all products offered by:
    GLOBAL SCHOOL OF INVESTIGATION
    will be made available at the IPIU online bookstore.

    Cash Grants from the IPIU Department of Education are available for students of this course. Grant allowances for Global School of Private Investigation Tuition Courses may vary from $50 to $100, depending on the course materials and type of union membership in place. To apply, use the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page for the IPIU Department of Education

    For many years, IPIU has endorsed Global's Course for both quality, value, and customer service.

    Although IPIU offers it's own private investigators course, we feel privileged to promote Global's course as additional training and certification.

    Although the course is sold by IPIU to the general public at the same price as offered by Global, IPIU Union members can still qualify for additional union benefits, such as partial grants, as outlined in your Preferred and Management Membership Applications an with the union's Department of Educational policy.





    The GLOBAL SCHOOL OF INVESTIGATION TUITIONS ARE:



    GLOBAL'S MASTER DETECTIVE COURSE – Full Tuition - Plus Bonus

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    ONLINE COURSE ONLY:
    SAVE $70.00!


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    12 LESSON AUDIO TAPE SET - PI Workshop

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    The Reluctant Warrior - (By Global's Founder Ed Ciriello)
    The true life story of Ed Ciriello, CIA agent turned Private Investigator.

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    TESTIMONIALS:

    "I have taken several other courses in investigation but Global is much more informative than any of them. The lessons explained each subject with excellent detail. I learned more from Global than I did from all the others. I would recommend Global to anyone who has a sincere desire to pursue a career as a private detective."

    Richard C. Rovengo
    Retired Cpolice Officer
    New Jersey
    201-232-1609



    "I definitely recommend the Global course to anyone who wishes to specialize in this field. It is an excellent program and very detailed."

    Alexander Gonzalez
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Bronx, New York
    (718) 733-1405
    detective6587@netzero.com



    "Thank you for a fantastic course. Even after 15 years in the business I learned a huge amount of information. A great source of knowledge."

    Lyle Sharman
    Edgewater Hotel & Casino
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    Laughlin, Nevada
    702-298-2453
    800-677-4837



    "Invest in education, because it is a key to success. With Global, I spent less time and money, got more knowledge, and a recognized diploma. Thanks, thanks!"

    Yves Bashonga
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    "I really enjoyed your course. It helped me have a deeper awareness of life. I highly recommend your course and enjoyed your book, “The Reluctant Warrior."

    Lane S. Johnson
    So. Weymouth, MA
    718-340-6170



    "Global has prepared me for an exciting future in my life. I would recommend this course very highly to anyone interested in becoming a private investigator."

    Albert David Casares
    Corpus Christi, TX
    361-852-3908



    "I have received the best training from Global. I recommend the school to anyone for academic excellence in private security. I got a job as a PI after I graduated!"

    Lambert Agama
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    "After graduating in 1995 I landed a job as a skip tracer. I am now a loss prevention manager at a local retailer. I could have never done it without Global. "

    Robert V. Hutter
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    "Thanks to Global, I've opened my own investigation agency and am doing very well. Global detective training motivated me to pursue my dream. Thanks, Global."

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    • Credentials: The Global School of Investigation is the oldest, largest and most respected private detective school in the world with graduates in over 60 countries and all 50 states. They have been the leader in home study schools since 1973, dedicated to providing the best audio/visual, real-world training possible.

    • Quality: Global is the only school to offer you video and audio tapes plus work assignments to help you learn more and faster. Their distance learning courses provide the most informative, in-depth, up-to-date and accurate textbook you will ever read, written by one of the country's leading private detectives. Compare their syllabus with that of other home study schools. At Global, you will get the best course at the lowest cost. Guaranteed.

    • Service: Upon completion of one of their distance learning courses, you will be part of a group of exclusive and highly trained investigators worldwide. When you decide to open your own agency you will have contacts around the world!

    • Personal Guidance: From your first call to Mr. Ed Ciriello (the founder) to receiving your diploma you are in direct contact with Ed and his staff of working investigators. Let him prove his commitment to your goal of becoming a private investigator.

    • Getting and Keeping a Job as a Private Investigator: Their Correspondence School is Designed to Increase Your Chances of Getting - and Keeping - a Job as Private Investigator. You learn immediately those investigative techniques and procedures you need to get that all-important first job. You learn facts and skills that you can use in everyday situations. You learn how and where to find investigator jobs. You will be shown how to start your own investigative agency for extra income, even a full time business if you choose. With Global training, you will continue to land the best investigator jobs. Some students have used their new knowledge to earn spare-time income even before completing their course! Global experts guide you every step of the way.

    • Action Training Gives You Knowledge and Experience.
      Your Global training is hands-on training. No boring rules to memorize. Each lesson is an easy-to-understand audio-visual-action experience. Actual investigative situations and cases give you on-the-job type training to advance you quickly. You practice the field exercises in your own neighborhood! Learning by doing is the best and most effective way to learn new skills and Global is the only place you can get it. The Global Training Program was specifically written to provide you with everything you need to ensure your advancement.

    • No Need to Quit Your Regular Job.
      With distance learning courses such as the Global home study course, there is no time limit or pressure put on you. You may study when you want. No need to interrupt your life or family responsibilities. No need to quit your regular job or change your schedule. You can start your training at any time, learning at your own pace. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll have access to the lucrative and satisfying investigator jobs you've been looking for. All you need to do is complete the Enrollment Application and send it, along with your tuition, to Global. IPIU will request your course to ship to you via UPS.

    • Global's Correspondence School is the Recognized Leader in Detective Training.
      The Global course is written by well-known experts. Men and women who know their profession and who have provided you with the absolute best in home study detective training. Clearly superior by actual comparison. No time-wasting cops and robbers or secret agent nonsense but simply the most comprehensive, in-depth and professional training available anywhere at any price. You have their word and their reputation on that, in addition to IPIU endorsement and guarantee. And when you see and listen to it you'll know why they are the "Biggest and the Best" of home study schools for private investigation.

    • You May Discontinue Global's Correspondence School at Any Time with No Further Obligation.
      Under their Pay-by-Part Plan, you pay only for one Part (5 lessons) when you want to. You go forward in your training just as rapidly or slowly as you wish, paying as you go. You have the right to stop when you want, for any reason, without further obligation or cost of any kind. This is a perfect way to find out if you have what it takes to be a private detective without spending a lot of money. There is no contract to sign. You pay no interest or extra charges.

    • Once a Global Graduate, Always a Global Graduate.
      Mr. Ciriello and the entire Global staff take a personal interest in every Global graduate. At any time in the future when and if you need job assistance, answers to your questions, career advice or for other courses of study, you may look to Global for help. The graduates of our private detective distance learning courses are special individuals. These are men and women with the intelligence, ambition and common sense to take and complete our training program. Anyone good enough to do that successfully is worth knowing and we at Global want to be associated with such a person. Global is your partner as long as you want us.

    • If you are not quite sure you want to be a private investigator, or if you have any questions about the Global training course then we urge you to call IPIU right now at 800-548-1526. We will answer your questions and help you enter this exciting and rewarding profession.





    MEET THE FOUNDER
    Ed Ciriello, Intelligence Agent, Private Investigator, and Founder

    Welcome to the exciting and rewarding world of the private investigator. You are about to enter an incredible new world. A world of challenge, satisfaction and prestige. There is nothing available anywhere at any price to equal what you are about to learn from our correspondence school. Read this information carefully. It will change your life.

    Meet Your Instructor:
    Ed Ciriello's long, illustrious career has spanned over 50 years as a private investigator and intelligence agent. Known as the "Dean of Detectives", he is the most respected leading instructor in the country today.

    As Founder and President of the Global School of Investigations correspondence school, he has made his knowledge and expertise available to you. Ed will be your personal mentor while you learn everything you need to be a private investigator.

    Ed took his first course in "how to become a detective" at age 14, from a correspondence school.

    At age 16, in 1951, he joined the US Army Security Agency, where he conducted his first undercover investigation during basic training.

    After his discharge, he enlisted in the US Navy as an agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence, serving with distinction in Korea, Cuba and Italy.

    After leaving the US Navy he began his private investigator career in New York City.

    By 1957 he was in Chicago, Illinois working for the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, rising quickly from undercover agent to assistant manager. He was still under contract to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which led to his return to that service in Vietnam, in 1965.

    Six years later, under a VC death threat he escaped from Saigon and surfaced in Iran as an intelligence advisor and instructor to the Shah's secret police.

    In 1973 he wrote his now famous investigator's training manual. He also created his own detective agency, Global Investigations, as well as this correspondence school, The Global School of Investigation.

    In 1975 he became a certified law enforcement teacher by the Nevada Board of Education.

    He continued both careers, working undercover in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, and returning a kidnapped child from Moscow, in 1999.

    With his many TV appearances (ABC, NBC, CNN, etc.) as well as the subject of a best-selling novel, "The Honourable Schoolboy", by John LeCarre, his fame has lifted him from needed obscurity to the pinnacle of public recognition.

    In a recent ABC-TV 20/20 interview he was asked when he plans to retire. His answer was pure Ciriello:

    "Most people retire from work to do something they like. I have been honored and fortunate enough to do something I truly love. If I were to retire I guess I'd have to go to work! My trench coat may be torn and my dagger bent but I will continue to do what I have done, and loved, for as long as I can."

    Ed Ciriello writes to prospective students of his private investigators course :

    "I promise you the most practical, enjoyable, fact-filled learning experience of your life. And I will guide you every step of the way. Been there, done that. Maybe someday you will replace me and carry on my life's work. With my name on it, you know it has to be good."

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    Dear All,

    I have a only praise for the Global School of Investigation, because after taking their course I became a Private Investigator and Process Server in the UK and have had a good income.

    Although being in England and the laws are different, basically the skills are universal.

    I have called them on several occasions and they have always been very helpful and willing to give advice.

    If anyone is considering taking a course on Investigation, the Global School of Investigation is the one.

    Deepest respect to Ed Ciriello and all his staff.

    Yours sincerely,

    Paul de Ruyter
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    Good Morning All,
    I just started my course with Global School of Investigation, and let me tell you . . . very very informative, in alot of areas.

    I also purchased the 12 lesson cassette tapes.

    The fun part is there are practical exercises to do at the end of ever chapter.

    I highly recommend Global to anyone.

    A Big Thumbs Up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirley Jones
    Good Morning All,
    I just started Global and let me tell you very very informative, in alot of areas. I also purchased the 12 lesson cassette tapes, the fun part is there are practical exercises to do at the end of ever chapter. I highly recommend Global to anyone. A Big Thumps Up!
    Good Morning Shirley,

    You highly recommend "Global"

    This is good to know I am seriously considering taking the course.

    Thanks

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    I spoke to the owner and founder of Global School of Investigation, Mr. Ed Ciriello. On the basis of our conversation, the IPIU Board of Directors authorized an IPIU Guarantee (in addition to Ed's guarantee) of complete satisfaction. IPIU endorsed Ed's school a few years ago after our Legal Affairs department reviewed a copy of his course (which was loaned to us by one of his graduates).

    In addition, union members may also apply for a financial grant offered by the union's Department of Education.

    Go here for details:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26319

    All my best,

    Robert
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Lloyd
    Besides knowledge, what are the advantages to taking this course? Do you get licensed? I didn't notice an "About Us" link on the G.S.I. page or did I miss it.

    Aloha,

    Jimmie Lloyd
    Hello Jimmie! Thanks for the question.

    Click here for your answer:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthrea...832#post348832

    And, remember - you do not need a state issued PI License to perform about half of the assignments in your state as a Private Investigator. Go to our LICENSING FORUM for Private Investigators and review the state topic for the exemptions.

    But, IPIU will help you get your state license and help you set up your own agency without any prior experience. As an IPIU union member with Level 4 Access, just go to the forum titled OBTAINING YOUR PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS LICENSE.

    All my best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce Jameson
    I am excited about taking this course. I have been checking into different courses since I finished my associates and this price seems to beat the rest of them out of the water. I also like the idea that IPIU endorses it. Thank you. I'll be calling tomorrow to make sure I do it correctly to receive my membership discount and then I'll order it.
    I'll post how it goes.
    Joyce
    Hi Joyce,

    Yes Preferred Union Members and Management Union Members can receive advanced training book discounts from 10% to 45% off, depending on the book or item.

    But Global is a tuitional course, not a book.

    Still, as a union member you can apply for a free IPIU Educational Cash Grant!

    Click here for details:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy Kilgore
    I recieved my diploma on Oct. 8th 2000 my question is now what...
    Well, Tammy, I guess it's time to go to work. You can start choosing by starting with spare-time assignments.

    Call one of our union counsellors at 800-548-1526 and ask for Diane or Gary next Monday when the office is open. Or call today and leave your phone number.

    Also, here are some more tips for you in the following link:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Borgia
    For those that have gone through Global for certification, how would you rate their product in regards to the material itself... the books the pages etc... If I were to buy this course, are the books hard covered?, soft covered? nice quality? or am I going to be lookig at photo copies in a three ring binder?

    Or, am I better off buying the online version and reading it from the PC/printing it out for myself?

    Thanks

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    We have a copy of the manual in our office. It is 3-ring, but quite detailed with professional graphics. The online version is a pdf Adobe option for you to download and print on your own printer using 3-hole paper. For the extra $100, the manual version is worth it, plus there are some bonus items.

    For union members, they can obtain a free CASH GRANT towards the purchase of the Global Course (typically $25 to $50 cash) that will reimburse a portion of what union members pay. No other source has this.

    Go here for more purchasing details:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra R McGeorge
    I've made up my mind that THIS course is the most worthwhile use of my money.

    I'm an education junkie anyways, so there was NO DOUBT that I was gonna order a course from SOMEBODY! Thank goodness for IPIU's endorsement of GLOBAL's PI COURSE, as well as all of the testimonials I found in this forum! Now, I'm confident that THIS is the PI course I've been looking for...

    QUESTION:
    Can anybody (who has already taken the course) give me a "ballpark estimate" as to HOW LONG it takes to complete the entire course? I know that everyone moves at their own pace...So just give me an idea, based on your OWN experience (taking into account that you took your time doing it...)

    In the meantime... I'm going to the STORE and order the on-line course, right now!

    YIPPEE!
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    At least a month or two. Each chapter must be graded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Borgia
    David,

    Thank you for responding to my question. I have ordered certificate material from other companis in the past (not PI related) and what I received loocled like a photo copy, of a photo copy that someone was throwing together in their basement... they were extremely poor.

    I feel better knowing they are of decent quality.

    Thank you again!

    Rich
    If you have the IPIU Manual, which is the basic 5 chapters, it is also printed using a high speed photocopier. But the quality should be crisp and clear. Photcopy is cheaper than printed versions when done in much smaller amounts of manuals, and allows qucik revisions. Global's quality is of the same high speed quality, but has additional graphics that the basic IPIU Manual does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Copeland
    If you have the IPIU Manual, which is the basic 5 chapters, it is also printed using a high speed photocopier. But the quality should be crisp and clear. Photcopy is cheaper than printed versions when done in much smaller amounts of manuals, and allows qucik revisions. Global's quality is of the same high speed quality, but has additional graphics that the basic IPIU Manual does not.
    David,

    Thank you for the reply... in my last message I made refernce to other course I have taken, which are similar to what Global offers, but related to other subject matter. When I say bad, that is an understatement. The captions below pictures were blurry and you couldn't read them.

    If I am going to spend $360.00 I want to be sure I am getting something of relatively decent to very good quality. I realize $360.00 isn't all that much for an indepth course... but it is still $$$$.

    Again, thank you for your reply. I am seriously considering taking the Global course.

    Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Copeland
    At least a month or two. Each chapter must be graded.
    Thank-you, David...
    That's good to know. 1 - 2 months to complete the course seems to be very reasonable, especially considering what I'll be getting out of it...

    I can't wait. I should be receiving it any minute now !

    I LOVE keeping reference material around the house. (For instance: I didn't sell ANY of my college textbooks! )
    I can add this course to the lot !
    Sandra McGeorge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Borgia
    Sandra,

    Good luck to you with the course. Please keep us updated on your progress and your thoughts on the course. I am looking forward to hearing more.

    Rich
    Rich,

    I'll do that. I'd like to hear how you're progressing, as well...And, thanks for the pep talk!
    Sandra

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    This sounds like a great training course. Does this come in CD or DVD format, as well?

    Have a great night.....Steve

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    Thanks for the valuable information and endorsement of this company. I received an email notification from them just this morning. I had not heard of them before but now I know how to proceed for additional education.

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    Want to know more about Global School Of investigation? Go to
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthrea...832#post348832
    I found this link while I was looking around. It is worth the read. I'm signing up.

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    How did you like the Global School?

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    Within 2 days of purchasing this course on-line, I was able to download it onto my hard drive and print it or study it at my leisure.

    I can tell you this: Being a "newbie" in the field, I feel SO much better now that I have this information (from a "seasoned" veteran) at my disposal...

    I can't wait to get started !

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    Great information.

    Hello everyone,
    This is Schywanda. I just saw my email about Global school of Detectives. The one thing I want to know, Do I have to wait until I'm finished taking my test for the Union before I enroll in the Global School? I just received my manual so I'm not sure how this woks. I would love to go to school to get more and advanced education under my belt. I haven't post in awhile because of taking exams. I also would like to know, how do the Union help you to own your own PI agency without experience? Should we take cases first to see how we do and how investigations work before we decide to own our own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Borgia
    If I am going to spend $360.00 I want to be sure I am getting something of relatively decent to very good quality. I realize $360.00 isn't all that much for an indepth course... but it is still $$$$.

    Again, thank you for your reply. I am seriously considering taking the Global course.

    Richard.
    Richard, both Global and IPIU's Department of Education offer a COMPLETE 100% Money-back guarantee if you return the materials, the entire manual, courses, video, and bonus - within a month!

    This applies to the hard-paper version, at $360.00

    PLUS, union members can apply for a FREE CASH GRANT check after you graduate, which reduces the tuition!

    (This does not apply to the "online" version of the course that is emailed to you for placement on your computer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schywanda Lewis
    Hello everyone,
    This is Schywanda. I just saw my email about Global school of Detectives. The one thing I want to know,

    Do I have to wait until I'm finished taking my test for the Union before I enroll in the Global School?
    Answer: No.

    You can enroll in Global at anytime. Their course will take a few months to complete. The IPIU Manual is a Short Course and can get you to work sooner.

    All former Global Graduates can join IPIU and go to work right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Parrish
    This sounds like a great training course. Does this come in CD or DVD format, as well?

    Have a great night.....Steve
    Answer:

    Steve, the most popular choice is the hard-paper edition, manual, video, and bonus.

    If you choose the Online Version (Save $100), then you can burn it to a CD.

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    thanks

    Thank you David for the quick reply. One more thing, How can I apply for grant money from the union to pay for me to attend Global School? I have the Management Membership so would the union pay some , all, or none for me to go to school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schywanda Lewis
    Thank you David for the quick reply. One more thing, How can I apply for grant money from the union to pay for me to attend Global School? I have the Management Membership so would the union pay some , all, or none for me to go to school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Parrish
    This sounds like a great training course. Does this come in CD or DVD format, as well?

    Have a great night.....Steve
    Steven,

    I ordered the on-line version that was $260 (instead of the $360 version) because you don't have to wait to get it in the mail... You just download it, save it on your computer someplace, print it (or not if you prefer and just read it) at your leisure.

    Hey, for those of us on a tight budget (for $100 less), its basically the SAME material, without the BOTHER of getting it shipped to you (cuz you download it right to your computer...)
    The cassettes and video are icing on the cake... You don't need them to pass the course... They're 'nice' to have, if you've got that kind of disposable income, then I say "by all means", get the more expensive version... I'm more than happy with what I've received. I just wanted MORE information than what's provided to us in the IPIU manual. (That's just me...) Also, I have the option of purchasing the other "extras" at a later date, if I feel so inclined...

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    here is my question....will other agency's take these courses and training seriously....?......i continiual read and train but i want to know if this course will be acknowedged as serious schooling / training.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan J Krutz
    here is my question....will other agency's take these courses and training seriously....?......i continiual read and train but i want to know if this course will be acknowedged as serious schooling / training.?

    I have seen the Global website and have reviewed the information. I've been considering taking this course as well, but I have the same question as Alan: will people take it seriously? Pretty much all PI courses/diploma programs I have read about are online or correspondence courses. I haven't been able to find anything on-campus as of yet aside from a one week PI class (non credit bearing) at my college (John Jay in NYC). The whole Global thing seems worthwhile (especially since I found out that it is endorsed by IPIU), but I'd hate to shell out that much money just to have a prospective employer scoff at it later.

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    The Global Course, much like other well known courses, are very seldom "recognized" by state licensing boards (except the diploma will help you pass the state test and get you hired in some capacity).

    But Global (and a few others) are recognized by agencies and employers when they are provided a syllabus of the course material, graduation diploma, and a third-party certification of on-the-job assignments that were successful based on the principles of the course.

    There are also one thousand (1000+) advanced books, DVDs, and training materials available at the IPIU PI Book Store site. A book is worth what you get out of it. A book is worth more with a test (as IPIU provides in some selections). But even a good book overs little if the results of employing the skills taught in the book are not practiced in the field.

    To simply say you are a union member of IPIU and a graduate of Global is incomplete (in my opinion). But combining what you learn with how you have practiced the skills with what you earned as a result of that practice - is a better endorsement of Global and IPIU than just collecting diplomas.
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    I agree with David. Whether required or not, you always seek more education and experience

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    I just wanted to say that I am taking this course and I am learning a great deal from it! It is definately worth the money spent and really helps you understand how this are done. For anyone out there that is thinking about taking it - you wouldn't be disappointed.
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    I'm saving my pennies for this course! It seems like a great course and right up my alley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy Renner
    I just wanted to say that I am taking this course and I am learning a great deal from it! It is definitely worth the money spent and really helps you understand how this are done. For anyone out there that is thinking about taking it - you wouldn't be disappointed.


    I TOTALLY agree with Stormy...this is WELL worth the money...I've already gotten through the first 5 lessons and I'm on to the next set of 5...

    You can learn a lot from this course. Think about it: you probably spend more money on STARBUCKS coffee or fast food ! But this is TOTALLY worth the money because it's relevant to your P.I. work. And you can ALWAYS refer back to the lessons if you need to... Also, the instructor is a veteran P.I. with over 50 years of experience! What MORE could you possibly ask for??? He's "been there and done that" (i.e., experienced WAY beyond our years...) He's seen and done a lot of things and we can ALL benefit from his experiences through this course.

    Read this!

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    Meet Your Instructor:
    Ed Ciriello's long, illustrious career has spanned over 50 years as a private investigator and intelligence agent. Known as the "Dean of Detectives", he is the most respected leading instructor in the country today.

    As Founder and President of the Global School of Investigations correspondence school, he has made his knowledge and expertise available to you. Ed will be your personal mentor while you learn everything you need to be a private investigator.

    Ed took his first course in "how to become a detective" at age 14, from a correspondence school.

    At age 16, in 1951, he joined the US Army Security Agency, where he conducted his first undercover investigation during basic training.

    After his discharge, he enlisted in the US Navy as an agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence, serving with distinction in Korea, Cuba and Italy.

    After leaving the US Navy he began his private investigator career in New York City.

    By 1957 he was in Chicago, Illinois working for the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, rising quickly from undercover agent to assistant manager. He was still under contract to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which led to his return to that service in Vietnam, in 1965.

    Six years later, under a VC death threat he escaped from Saigon and surfaced in Iran as an intelligence advisor and instructor to the Shah's secret police.

    In 1973 he wrote his now famous investigator's training manual. He also created his own detective agency, Global Investigations, as well as this correspondence school, The Global School of Investigation.

    In 1975 he became a certified law enforcement teacher by the Nevada Board of Education.

    He continued both careers, working undercover in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, and returning a kidnapped child from Moscow, in 1999.

    With his many TV appearances (ABC, NBC, CNN, etc.) as well as the subject of a best-selling novel, "The Honourable Schoolboy", by John LeCarre, his fame has lifted him from needed obscurity to the pinnacle of public recognition.

    In a recent ABC-TV 20/20 interview he was asked when he plans to retire. His answer was pure Ciriello:

    "Most people retire from work to do something they like. I have been honored and fortunate enough to do something I truly love. If I were to retire I guess I'd have to go to work! My trench coat may be torn and my dagger bent but I will continue to do what I have done, and loved, for as long as I can."

    Ed Ciriello writes to prospective students of his private investigators course :

    "I promise you the most practical, enjoyable, fact-filled learning experience of your life. And I will guide you every step of the way. Been there, done that. Maybe someday you will replace me and carry on my life's work. With my name on it, you know it has to be good."




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra R McGeorge
    Within 2 days of purchasing this course on-line, I was able to download it onto my hard drive and print it or study it at my leisure.

    I can tell you this: Being a "newbie" in the field, I feel SO much better now that I have this information (from a "seasoned" veteran) at my disposal...

    I can't wait to get started !
    Hi Sandra, I'm also a new comer. I'm also a global student. I just wanted to know how you are progressing. I think this is a great course. I'm half way through. Just wanted to say good luck.

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    Well, I've made it through! I faxed my last exam today!
    Now I can't wait to see my grade and (hopefully) my certificate. It says I will have the results by mail in 10 days, so wish me luck!!
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    good luck Stormy..let us all know the results......AJ

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    I took this course a few years ago, and had the opprotunity to talk with Mr.Ciriello on the phone. He is very down to earth and dosen't mind "bonehead" questions ( yes I did that, but if you don't ask you'll never know) but I gave him a few laughs

    Anyway, this is a great course taught by someone who knows their stuff, and a resonable price.

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    Rots of Ruck Stormy!

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