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Private Investigator Certificate (ONLINE – INTERNET BASED)
This is a comprehensive course designed to provide you with the necessary education needed to meet industry standards, and prepare you for the increasing number of jobs for Private/Loss/General Investigators in the security, corporate, retail and legal arenas. Through practical exercises and hands-on training, you will learn not only the theory of private investigations but will have the opportunity to apply it. Grade 12 or equivalency is required. Fluency in written and spoken English is an asset to successful completion of the certificate. The certificate program consists of 4 courses – Introduction to investigations, Basic Surveillance Skills, Case Management and Professional Ethics.
Each course is $350.00. Textbooks are the responsibility of the individual student. E-books are offered through the Academy.
Winter Programs start Jan 15
Spring Programs start Apr 15
Fall Programs Start Aug 15
- INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATIONS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
This course is designed to introduce new investigators, and those interested in the field,
to basic tools of the trade: legalities, report writing, note taking, gathering evidence, court room testimony and statement taking. Research, case studies and projects are an intricate part of the program. Students must be prepared to do projects involving research at their local libraries.
FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION
BASIC SURVEILLANCE SKILLS
This course is designed to provide new and existing investigators with surveillance
skills-foot, vehicular and stationary. Cameras, tools of surveillance operatives, surveillance reports, observational skills enhancement, client relations both in theory and in the field are a part of the program. Students are required to have access to camera equipment for the practical aspects of the course.
FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION
- CASE MANAGEMENT
This course provides students with the business end of investigations. They are challenged with multiple case management strategies, business managements, client relations, trust account reporting, strategy and planning for larger cases, contact data base development, building liaison relationships, professional development, self-employment considerations.
WINTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION
- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
This course provides students with case studies involving decision making and ethical issues. Investigations often challenge the private investigator on moral, legal, and ethical grounds yet operating a business often affects the decisions made – sometimes as simple as to whether to take on a file or not. This course assists the investigator in mastering some critical thinking foundations to ensure success in business.
SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION