Course Outline: What You Will Cover

Our comprehensive Private Investigator curriculum is all you need to start a practice in this exciting industry. We put in information that normally takes years to gain. Successful private investigators also share tricks of the trade in this all-inclusive course.

Course Units

  1. Using Criminal Psychology to Understand Crimes
  2. Tracking down/Locating People and Tracing Missing Persons
  3. Launching an Investigation
  4. Getting Results through Surveillance, Examination, and Expert Consultation
  5. Matrimonial and Domestic Cases
  6. Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance
  7. Espionage: Commercial Espionage and Counter-Espionage
  8. Taking and Reporting Statement
  9. Statement Taking and Reporting
  10. Investigating Fraud and Other Cases
  11. Public Record Search
  12. Setting up a Private Investigation Business

Career Prospects

Various areas of operation require the expertise of private investigators. Some of these are an addiction, fraud, theft, missing persons, employee screening, asset tracking, insurance issues, identity verification, intellectual property concerns, harassment, stalking and even a subject popularized by media: cheating spouse. Private investigators typically work for private citizens, government departments and businesses such as financial institutions, insurance companies, solicitors and councils and its licensing and regulation differ by country, state or territory. Although your location may not specify a training requirement, training is necessary to attain skills that are indispensable when conducting an investigation and when seeking employment or setting up your own agency. Your location dictates the licensing requirements before you can be employed as a private investigator or practice for a fee. A “Cert III” is necessary for QLD, NSW, WA, SA, Tasmania, and Victoria but there is no training requirement set in the Northern Territory and ACT just like in the U.K. In the U.S. very few states require education qualifications. Note that the ICI Private Investigation course is not designed to satisfy licensing requirement of a specific country or area but it contributes to achieving pertinent skills. Our course is designed for individuals with interest in the techniques and methodologies used in the practice so they can perform their own personal investigations instead of having to hire a private investigator. Likewise, the course imparts valuable skills to professionals (such as auditors, customs staff, counselors, journalists, debt collectors etc) who find private investigation skills useful in their careers. The ICI Private Investigation course is advantageous to people who are employed or wish to be employed in such professions because it showcases an additional set of skills that are important in those jobs. It will make you stand out from the competition.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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