Awarded the Contract – Priority Investigations

The Academy of Professional Investigation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to provide the IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation for all of the staff of Priority Investigations in the United Kingdom and Ireland until June 2017. Ms. Charley Gracey of Priority Investigations said “We delighted […]


2015 Liverpool IQ Level 3 Professional Investigator Award‏

The Academy of Professional Investigation’s IQ Level 3 Professional Investigator Award which was held on the morning of the 31st of October 2015 saw 12 candidates take the examination for their SIA competency test for the forthcoming licensing of in the Private Investigation profession. The examination was conducted at the polished Liverpool Marriot Hotel in the […]


Top 10 reasons people hire a Private Investigator

Could it be you they hire? Private Investigators aren’t just for catching out cheating partners or catching out fraudsters. As a Private Investigator you can assist in many different ways, whether at home or in the workplace.  A client has met someone online – but are they who they say they are? You can carry […]


Distance Learning, it’s come a long way

Distance learning is big business and more and more students are taking up the opportunity. Long gone are the days of staying up late to watch broadcasts and wait for your masses of text books to arrive. Nowadays students are enjoying the freedom of studying from anywhere, wherever they are in the world 24/7 via […]


WAPI Member praised in high profile stalking case

The family of Dr Alison Hewitt, who was recently awarded £130,000 compensation from the Home Office, has praised the private investigator who helped bring her stalker to justice. Dr Hewitt’s mother, Pam, says Tony Smith of Insight Investigations ‘helped save my daughter’s life and probably mine as well’. Mrs Hewitt commissioned Insight Investigations when she […]


API launches new website

The Academy of Professional investigation is pleased to announce the launch of its new online website. The Academy has been working on its new website for over a year, Stuart Withers the founder says ‘the new site is much simpler and easier to navigate’, we are the first distance learning providers of investigation courses to […]


How to track down your inner Sherlock Holmes

When you dread going to work and feel you’ve reached a glass ceiling, a career change could be right for you. Retraining can provide a highly satisfying new lease of life and unleash new personal ambitions and goals. thousands of people take the plunge every year and leave behind their old careers in favour of […]


Funding for Ex-Service Personnel

The Academy is a Ministry of Defence (ELCAS) Approved Learning Provider and you might well qualify for an ELCAS/Enhanced Learning Credits grant. You will need to contact your resettlement office in this regard. You could get 80% of the course paid for. Please visit for more information. Royal British Legion Attendance Company Trust (RBLACT), […]