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Private Investigator Diploma (CLASSROOM)
The Private Investigator Diploma consists of six in-depth courses that a student can take separately to enhance their current training or as part of a second level of training after they have completed the Private Investigator Certificate. These courses are offered over a one year term. Students must pre-register to have guaranteed acceptance in the diploma program. Students will be interviewed upon application received.
The Diploma program is
a comprehensive course designed
to provide you with the necessary education needed to meet industry standards, & prepare a student for the increasing number of jobs available in the security and investigative industry.
All courses are taught by experienced investigators, lawyers or other professionals in the field.
Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory.
Each course is 550.00. Textbooks are the students responsibility.
E-books are available through the Academy for supportive reading.
- CANADIAN LEGAL SYSTEM & JURISPRUDENCE (39 hours)
Program will focus on the role of the investigator within modern society and introduces students to current methods and expectations within both public and private firms. Investigators must be aware of the legal environment in which they work and the extent of their authority in relation to that of a peace officer. Additionally the rights and responsibilities of the employee in the private sector are identified. Other topics include crime scene preservation, courtroom procedures , intervention skills, loss prevention,
and technological tools.
2013 Course – October 19th – ten weeks
- INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES (39 hours)
Program will provide students with theory and practical training to allow them to be considered for the restricted investigators license. This course covers the basic requirements, documentary investigations, procedures, note taking and report writing, criminal and civil law criteria, evidentiary requirements, contract courses, databases, and open-source of information.
2013 Course – September 7th – 10 weeks
- NOTE-TAKING AND REPORT WRITING (39 hours)
This course deals with the legal client requirements of note-taking and report writing. Emphasis will be placed on types of reports, incident logs, prosecution reports, legal documents, and factual report writing.
2013 Course – November 30th – 10 weeks
- SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES (39 hours)
This section deals with legalities of surveillance, boundaries, and types of surveillance-Stationary, moving and on foot. Types of cameras-digital, analog, still and video.
Fieldwork is the greatest part of the program.
2014 Course – January 25th – 10 weeks
- CONDUCT & PRACTICES-ETHICS (39 hours)
Students will discuss the role of ethics in the investigative world; identify ethical dilemmas faced by managers and owners on an irregular and/or regular basis; review the factors that affect the level of ethical behavior in organizations; factors to encourage ethical decision making; current societal views on business and social responsibilities; conduct case study analysis that makes intelligent use of moral and ethical principles; discuss obstacles to behavior and decision making; develop codes of conduct; assess risk of stakeholder organizations in relation to ethics.
2014 Course – March 8th – 10 weeks
- CASE MANAGEMENT (39 hours)
The course covers basic business procedures, record keeping, client development, marketing; client relations, trust accounts, strategies for successful outcomes, team planning for large investigations, agency relationships, and business development. Practical work will include setting up office procedures, and business plan introductions.
2014 Course – April 12th – Ten weeks