BOOST CONFIDENCE of Potential Clients

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS with an International Network

HAVE ACCESS to Resources, Equipment and Investigative Methods

INFLUENCE Governments, Organisations and Public Opinion

We are here to serve

The World Association of Professional Investigators, WAPI, Is a professional investigator body, formed by professionals, for professionals. We influence governments, organisations and public opinion.

We have two purposes:

To serve professional investigators. Being a member of WAPI allows a professional investigator to:

  • Build his/her business with an international network;
  • boost confidence of potential clients;
  • have access to the most current resources, equipment and investigative methods.

To serve the public and private sector. Whether you are in the legal profession, are a corporation, SME or private individual you can:

  • Locate a professional investigator to provide you effective results;
  • be assured all WAPI members are vetted for suitability of membership;
  • feel secure in knowing all WAPI members adhere to our strict code of ethics.

BSI Subscribing Member

WAPI is a member of the British Standards Institution which is evidence of “making excellence a habit”.

For further information and a copy of our certificate, please see our BSI Subscribing Member page.

Free half year Subscription to WAPI members – Please contact WAPI General Secretary

BS102000  – WAPI and IQ Verify
WAPI & @IQ Verify are pleased to announce that all members of WAPI are entitled to a 20% discount on our accredited BS102000:2018 audits for the Provision of Investigative Services.
Read more @IQ Verify

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The WAPI Chairman and Governing Council are delighted to inform the membership, and our wider eGroup subscribers that the Association has finalised an agreement with ISS Training Limited to provide training and qualification services to WAPI Members as well as the wider non-aligned sector.

Peter Jenkins is well known to most of us in the profession, having provided training services for over twenty-five years and has produced several training manuals for our sector.

Their website advises:

ISS Training Ltd are providers of specialist covert surveillance training courses to the security, investigative industries, enforcement agencies and specialist military units.

Formed in 1990, they are the longest established & respected surveillance training company in the United Kingdom. Their professionalism, credibility and reputation is widespread and they offer nationally recognised qualifications in surveillance and private investigation.

ISS Training Ltd have been instrumental and at the forefront in the design of the new OFQUAL National Qualifications Framework level 4 qualification in Covert Surveillance Operations.

To explore the many courses and qualifications provided by ISS, do visit their website at:

WAPI MEMBERS can gain access to this invaluable training and enjoy the following discounts:

Professional Investigation Training 

Distance Learning (Accredited by SFJ Awards)

Click here to see the Course Details

WAPI Member’s can get a 25% discount which includes assessment

Residential Training Courses

Any WAPI member who enrols on the full professional investigations or surveillance courses will receive a free copy of the three training manuals.
Click here for details of the courses

Training Manuals

Published training manuals are listed on the ISS website.
WAPI members receive a discount on these excellent manuals.
Details can be obtained here

Members can receive a discount by emailing ISS direct on

WAPI is a “NOT for Profit organization” and all discounts received are passed onto the membership. No financial gain is made by WAPI in offering this valuable training to the membership.