The decision to hire a private investigator is often made in conjunction with contentious litigation in which the investigator's work product is likely to fall under scrutiny by the opposition. The investigation results are important; however, the credentials of the investigator can also play an important role in establishing the credibility of information.
A demonstrable history of investigative experience is the primary consideration concerning the background of the investigator whose work product is under analysis. Being able to document a proven track record, especially pertaining to the subject matter, is highly advantageous. But an added and potentially valuable endorsement to the investigator's credibility lies in advanced training and certification.
In addition to specialized, advanced training courses, there are a number of quality certifications offered by reputable investigative organizations. The most highly regarded among these requires a vast degree of experience, successful completion of a rigorous examination procedure, a peer-reviewed "white paper," and demanding continuing education requirements. Some certifications subscribing to such demanding standards include:
Texas Board Certified Investigator (TBCI) - Administered by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI), an organization formed in 1971; www.tali.org
Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) - Overseen by the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), founded in 1967; https://nalionline.org/
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - Governed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (AFCE), organized in 1988; www.acfe.com.
Board Accredited Investigator (BAI) - Administered by the International Intelligence Network (Intellenet), founded in 1983; www.baipi.org
When you retain the professionals at ResultQuest, be assured that the work will be controlled by professionals with advanced training and certification. J.R. Skaggs holds both TBCI and BAI certifications.
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