PITI is the school taught by real PI’s,
with real on the road experience,
brought straight to your computer screen.



PITI not only teaches students how to become
Private Investigators, but how to run
your own business!






I was unsure of what I wanted to do
with my life, taking a leap and placing all
my cards into PITI was the best thing
I could’ve done!

If you want learn about the world of
Private Investigations and have a
little fun while doing it, you’ve
made it to the right school.




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All About Private Investigation’s Training Institute

Private Investigation’s used to be seen as a dull, boring, and “in the shadow,” type of job, but with all of the new era changes, it has become an intriguing and always eventful profession. Companies anywhere from law firms, insurance companies, and governmental entities, among many other markets have been extremely reliant on their hired PI’s. They rely on them to uncover the truth, obtain a plethora of evidence that all contributes to solving complex problems for their company.

Here at PITI we pride ourselves on not just being your regular online Private Investigation’s school where you go, take your CC course, and never come back. We pride ourselves in that fact that our instructors take the time with their students to create a bond because care about their well-being and their future. Whether you’re someone that wants to become a Private Investigator, is looking into working for law enforcement, or maybe you just want to brush up on your investigation skills, we’re the school for you to continue your success within the investigation industry.

The founders’ of PITI have over a combined 30-years of background in Private Investigations and are the go-to investigator’s in the South Florida area. They consistently stay up to date in all of the new era technologies and take the time to make corrections to their courses to keep up the ever-changing technological world. They bring a sense of light and humor to the classroom that keeps students plugging along and excited to come back for more.

If you’re looking for a school that will not only teach you the fundamentals but all of the other things necessary to be successful in the future, you’ve come to the right place!


This course is designed for anyone that is interested in becoming a Private Investigator or wishes to enter the field of investigations. PITI is the place to go when you’re looking to further your education within the security field, whether it being becoming a Private Investigator, working as security, opening a security firm, or working somewhere like your local police force, among many other areas.


Here at PITI, we work hard to ensure that all of our graduates are fully prepared to take the final exam to obtain your CC License. You will take many quizzes throughout our course that you will be able to later review in preparation, as well as a full study guide.


Online: PITI offers a fully, online learning program, you will be able to enjoy the flexibility of creating your own schedule. This will allow you to engage with other students in different class activities, assignments, and discussions, on your own time and from anywhere.

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A background in Private Investigations can grant you the opportunity to work in a plethora of different fields. Many of our graduates have moved on to various career fields. Check out the graph to see where the majority of our graduates have moved on to.

Private Investigation’s 80%
Insurance Fraud, Divorce, Personal Injury
Military 46%
Military Police, Criminal Scene Investigation′s
Law Enforcement 73%
Police force, FBI, DEA, ATF, Postal Inspectors

Featured Instructors

Pete McDonald

Pete McDonald

Co-Founder of PITI
Pete McDonald has been involved in the insurance claims investigations industry in Florida for more than twenty years. He is the owner and president of Desnoes Investigations Incorporated and founding partner of the Private Investigator Training Institute located in Margate, Florida. Innovative ideas along with hands on experience and a results oriented management team have earned both companies the highest customer approval ratings.
Steve Rusin

Steve Rusin

Co-Founder of PITI
Steve Rusin is Vice President and Co-Founder of the Private Investigator Training Institute (PITI), the premier post-secondary training facility which specializes in helping motivated individuals fast track their careers in the field of investigations. With over 22 years’ experience in investigations, Steve often draws upon his secret weapon: an unparalleled network of contacts and resources that can open doors for graduating students.
Steve Mallon

Steve Mallon

Steve Mallon is a business and marketing consultant specializing in the investigative and security profession, and he is the current Chief Academic Officer of the Private Investigator Training Institute. Steve has been creating academic, collegiate level private investigation courses since 1988. He is also the author of Becoming a Professional Investigator from the Ground Up, Building Your Professional Investigative Agency Practice, PowerPro PI Marketing, Unleashing the Power of Consultive Selling for Professional Private Investigators and his novel published in 2006, The Path to Glory.

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