NCAPI 2014 Spring Training Conference
- February 16, 2014
- by Sandra Russell
NCAPI 2014 Spring
March 18 & 19, 2014
Coastline Event and Conference Center
Note: If you are looking for information for the 2014 Fall Training and Educational Conference, you can click here to learn more.
Investigators attending the 2014 NCAPI Spring Training Conference will have a unique opportunity to both earn and learn from some of the best presenters in the industry. The conference will deliver twelve (12) hours of CEU’s pre-approved by the Private Protective Services Board which is our regulating body. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network with other industry professionals.
NCAPI’s motive is always to provide quality training to all of our attendees. This conference will be free for them and will cost $75.00 for non-members. What is exciting is that for an additional $25.00 a non-member can become an active member of the NCAPI.
We are so excited to have this slate of speakers. They consist of industry experts and attorneys that will give us a look from their side of the aisle. Such as:
- Attorney at Law Tamara Smith from Wilmington, NC will discuss Domestic and Family Law;
- Attorney at Law Charles McCoy will discuss Contracts, Business and Incorporation;
- Troy Fleming is a PI from Roanoke, VA., an Investigator for a well-known law firm. He will speak on Preparing a Case for Court;
- Thomas “Hal” Humphreys, Owner/Director of Instruction at Pleducation, a 14 state recognized online continuing education provider. He is a CFE and Editor of “Pursuit Magazine..” He will be presenting 2 classes. 1) Deception Detection, How to Spot a Liar and 2) Obtaining Evidence That Will Stand Up in Court;
- G.F. (Bob) Bryant, Jr., Executive Director for World Institute of Security Enhancement. He will be providing instruction on 1) Counter-Intelligence Agent Training and 2) Homeland Security-Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Investigators in North Carolina face many of the same challenges that their peers across the country do. I believe that currently we are facing some huge obstacles with the increased privacy laws that are flooding out of our state and federal governments. The ability to find a person, investigate their background and even use GPS to know their whereabouts is a big threat to our industry. NCAPI has found it necessary to be active members of NCISS, and attend “Hit the Hill” in Washington, DC every spring in an attempt to protect our industry from severely restrictive measures. In the past, we have been able to boast the largest contingency of industry members at this event. We meet with our Legislators on Capitol Hill and present our side to them in person. We also have a member of our association who serves as an unofficial lobbyist in our capital, Raleigh, NC. We believe it is always prudent to keep an ear on the tracks so to speak.
Because of these issues and many others we usually have around seventy-five (75) members and non-members to attend our spring training. At our fall training session we had double that number in attendance, breaking our record. Our State of NC mandates that each licensed investigator earn twelve (12) CEU’s every two (2) years in order to maintain their license. Some investigators come in from other states when our training is approved by their state for the CEU’s.
Vendors are an integral part of our history. We have several regulars coming along with a number of new ones. Member support of these vendors is just as important as the vendor support of our association.
The goal of the NCAPI is and has always been to provide affordable, quality training to all attendees. We are a non-profit, so it has never been about making money. It is about our members getting exactly what they need. We expect this conference to be the best so far in our history. Then, we will expect our next conference to be better than this one.
We are planning on having a little healthy competition at this conference as well with a “Corn Hole Tournament” and perhaps if we can talk Tracers into we may have a little innocent Poker playing.
Thank you for your interest in our organization and the education we provide.
Sandy Russell, PI
NCAPI/VP Programs & Education
For more information and to register, visit NCAPI.