Course Descriptions

We offer quality course material for those who want to become a professional private investigator or process server in Washington. Which would you like to know about?

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The State of Washington requires new private investigators to receive a minimum amount of training before they are issued a state license. This course covers all of the state mandated materials.

  1. Why Does the State Require Training
  2. The Court System
  3. Confidentiality and Privilege
  4. Powers of Arrest
  5. Violating the Right to Privacy – Part 1
  6. Violating the Right to Privacy – Part 2
  7. Representation and Misrepresentation
  8. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  9. The Private Investigator‘s RCW
  10. Evidence – Part 1
  11. Evidence – Part 2
  12. Evidence – Part 3
  13. Report Writing – Part 1
  14. Report Writing – Part 2
  15. Testimony in Court and Elsewhere – Part 1
  16. Testimony in Court and Elsewhere – Part 2
  17. Common Sources of Public Information – Part 1
  18. Common Sources of Public Information – Part 2
  19. Common Sources of Public Information – Part 3
  20. Revised Code Of Washington – Title 9A

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This course is under construction.

Serving legal documents is an attractive line of work. It seemingly doesn’t require any training and the upfront costs are relatively low. Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to most people, it is a particularly high risk job from a personal liability point of view. PS 101 covers the basics and contains most of the materials needed to build a successful process serving business.

Chapter 1 – A Civics Lesson
Chapter 2 – Ethics and the Professional Process Server
Chapter 3 – Tips and Tools
Chapter 4 – Business Operations
Chapter 5 – Service of the Summons
Chapter 6 – Service of Other Documents
Chapter 7 – Service of Landlord Tenant Documents
Chapter 8 – Real Property Foreclosure Documents
Chapter 9 – The Video Series – An Outline
Course Final Exam

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Although it is vital for professional process servers to know statutory law and court rules, it is equally vital to know how the courts have interpreted the law and rules as they are applied in the real world. This course looks at many of the appellate court decisions which have influenced the service of legal documents in Washington.

  1. Personal Service
  2. Who May Serve
  3. Statutes of Limitations
  4. Power of Attorney or Guardianship
  5. Service at a Mailing Address
  6. Abode Service
  7. Immunity from Service
  8. Due Diligence
  9. Non-Resident Motorist Act
  10. Evasion of Service
  11. Instructed Service
  12. Service on an Entity
  13. Time Computation

Over the past several decades, the business world has evolved in many ways. In particular has been the development of what are known as Standards and Best Practices (SBP’s).

This course provides you with a clear understanding of the meaning of the term "Standards and Best Practices" and how SBP’s can be effectively used in the service of process industry.

You will learn:

  • How SBP’s apply to service of process.
  • The application of ethical standards in the real world.
  • The preferred methods of service.
  • Acceptable methods of service in various situations.
  • Training requirements.
  • Required knowledge.
  • Proper communications and how they relate to record keeping.
  • The value of maintaining complete records on each service assignment.
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local business regulations.
  • Business ethics.
  • Preparation of proofs of service.
  • Signing procedures.
  • Notarization procedures.
  • Dealing with exchange work, both received and forwarded.
  • Proper behavior when making service.
  • And more.
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