Our Affiliates


Founded in 1994 in Orange County, California, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. FEWA brings together a diverse group of professionals sharing common goals related to forensics. The association offers to its members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and techniques required to perform in an effective manner.


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.

CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud.


Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc. (TALI)

The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc. (“TALI”) is a Texas non-profit corporation and association for professional licensed investigators. Founded in 1971, TALI is steeped in history and continues to be the pace-setter for the private investigation industry. With more than 600 members world-wide TALI is dedicated to raising professionalism in the field of private investigations through continuing education, public awareness, advanced certification, networking and legislative involvement.


International Intelligence Network (Intellenet)

INTELLENET is an exclusive alliance of experienced professional investigators adhering to a code of professional conduct. “Regardless of client needs — regional, national or international –INTELLENET members provide unique services to corporations, law firms, families, individuals and foreign allies.” Trace Investigations’ found, Don C. Johnson, CLI, serves on INTELLENET’s board of directors and edits its quarterly publication, Intellenet News.



AFSA was formally established in 1988 by a group of ten organizers located in the Washington, D.C. area. The formal organization, chartered in Virginia, was an outgrowth of a loose-knit group of retirees who desired to stay in touch with each other and maintain a commonality of interest with their former active-duty special agents and friends. This group met for luncheons on a monthly basis, and they published a listing of former special agents throughout the U.S. until the year 1979. The Association formed in 1988 is chartered as a fraternal organization under the IRS exempt provisions. Its fundamental purpose is to provide a means to keep continued contact with former co-workers and provide for networking for those interested in sharing information about employment opportunities. The Association annually publishes a directory of members to facilitate communication and reflects those who seek employment. AFSA publishes a newsletter on a quarterly basis to share information about members’ activities and honors, and to keep membership informed about AFSA events. An annual meeting is conducted in various locations throughout the U.S. to provide for social interaction and to conduct the Association’s major business.