Certified Private Investigator Program

Your success as a private investigator hinges on your reputation. That's why we designed our Private Investigation training curriculum to provide you with a foundation of professional skills and ethical standards that will help you stand out in the field. Graduate with an understanding of the investigative process for a range of different cases including domestic disputes and child custody, insurance claims, arson, medical malpractice, missing persons, and more. With strong technical, hands-on, and interpersonal skills, you'll have exactly what you need to achieve success as a private investigator.

Program Description

Students will learn the basic skills needed to enter private investigation field. Topics include professionalism; the investigative process; interviewing and interrogating skills; investigative tools and techniques; case management; the different types of investigations.

Program Objectives

After completing the Private Investigation program, students will be able to:

  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of private investigators and the professional skills, personal qualities, and ethical principles private investigators should possess.
  • Recognize and describe the components of the investigative process and explain the basic steps taken to process crime scenes.
  • Describe the lawful use of common investigative tools and techniques, such as interrogation, surveillance, fingerprinting, media, and evidence collection as well as the special considerations involving the use of force and firearms.
  • Recognize and describe the investigative process for different types of investigations, such as domestic disputes and child custody, insurance claims, arson, medical malpractice, missing persons, retail security, loss prevention, and executive protection scenarios.
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