- 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."