Private Investigator Course Curriculum

Your private investigation classes are designed to help students learn the essential skills and knowledge to start a career as a private investigator. The program covers fundamental topics including fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, undercover investigations, executive protection, and more.

Private Investigator

Career Diploma

3 months

As low as $69/mo

1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Online Private Investigator Curriculum

  • 8 courses
  • 40 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 23 exams
  • 1 optional work experience

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 3 months
  • Average time = 5 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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