Program Goals and Outcomes

Private Investigator Training Goals and Outcomes

Our Private Investigator Training can help prepare students to take the first steps toward a career as a private investigator. Graduates can find job opportunities with investigation agencies, insurance companies, large corporations, or even start their own private investigation firm. 

Private Investigator

Career Diploma

3 months

As low as $69/mo

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

Program Goal

To prepare students to gain entry-level employment in an investigative agency as a private investigator.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Recognize the career opportunities that exist for private investigators, including how to become a licensed investigator and set up, manage, and market a private investigation business
  • Explain different types of laws and the steps of the legal system, including Constitutional amendments, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and court-related issues for private investigators
  • Describe the elements of effective communication and its role in private investigation practice, including various methods of reporting investigative findings to clients
  • Recognize available information sources, including using the computer, and explain how to access various records and information sources that can assist in an investigation
  • Identify various methods and sources used to locate people and conduct various types of background investigations for clients
  • Explain how observations, descriptions, and surveillance are used in investigations, and develop a systematic method for applying concepts that make an investigation successful
  • Name equipment used by private investigators, including operational, surveillance, evidence collection, and safety equipment
  • Recognize the proper methods for obtaining, recording, preserving, and analyzing evidence; explain the role of expert witnesses
  • List the steps taken to conduct an undercover investigation, and describe techniques used in undercover work
  • Explain methods of competitive intelligence collection and corporate espionage, and describe counterintelligence measures
  • Describe the relationship between homeland security and the private investigator
  • Identify procedures and techniques of conducting interviews and interrogations, including legal considerations, fingerprinting, document examination, and polygraph testing
  • Recognize the development of firearms, and describe safety practices and legal issues concerning firearms
  • Recognize the skills and techniques necessary to providing protection services, such as executive and bodyguard protection
  • Describe how retail security can help businesses curb various types of theft and fraud

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