Colorado Investigative Development Institute 2019

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112


  • Guest registration for May 11, 18, and 25, 2019
  • PPIAC Member and PSACO Member registration for CIDI 2019

Registration is closed

PPIAC's premier Basic Private Investigator Course

Colorado Investigative Development Institute

Taught over 3 consecutive Saturdays in May (May 11, 18, and 25th,) this PI School is designed to assist novices to understand the introductory skills of investigations. Seasoned PIs can also benefit from CIDI's introductory course, especially if they have spent the majority of their time focused on a single skill.

Presenting over 18 hours of instruction, networking, resources,

and valuable tips for your career as a professional investigator.

Learn from some of Colorado's most reputable investigators!

Held at the Inverness Hilton Hotel (200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112)

(free parking, lunch provided, certificate, resources and handbook included)

May 11, 18, and 25th, 8:00am-5:00pm

Spring 2019 topics

  • The Purpose of a PI – PPIAC President and Chairman
  • The Law and the PI: What You Need to Know – Dean Beers
  • Starting and Running a Successful PI Business – Gene Ferraro
  • Online Public Records: A Strategic Approach to Search & Analysis– Marcy Phelps
  • Process Serving 101: What you need to do to get started - Steve Glenn (President of PSACO)
  • Surveillance – Ryan Johnston
  • Conducting Interviews – Tan Smyth
  • Subcontracting: Client or Colleague? / How to Vet Potential Clients- Andrea Orozco (President of PPIAC)
  • Criminal Defense Investigations: Circumstances Matter – Jenn Brown
  • Report Writing & Invoicing – Nat Smyth
  • Ethics & Qualities of an Investigator – Robert Orozco
  • The Internet Investigator’s Playground: Social Media Basics – Tan Smyth & Andrea Orozco
  • On the Record: Depositions and Testifying in Court- Gene Ferraro
  • The Process of Investigations – Gene Ferraro

Course cost: $595.00

Are you trying to find your way into the field of Private Investigations?

Are you seeking to change fields, but are not quite sure what you can do?

Are you terrific at the process of investigations, but somewhat weak in areas of business and marketing?

Do you know someone that may want to be a PI, but are not sure about taking the plunge?

Do you want to sharpen your foundational skills?

If you have answered 'Yes' to any of these options, please consider the Colorado Investigative Development Institute (CIDI). 

Payment must be submitted with sign up.

PPIAC/PSACO Members: $450.00

May be subject to background if not currently licensed as a Private Investigator. PPIAC holds the right of refusal.

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