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As soon as you register and pay for your courses you will be able to directly go to your course and begin right away.

Yes, you must meet your 40-hour requirement prior to graduation, with a grade of a C or higher on all tests and quizzes.

There are numerous job opportunities within the Investigative field. Some of the tasks of a Private Investigator are as follows: Conduct background investigations of individuals, such as; pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual’s character, financial status or personal history. Conduct private investigations on a paid basis. Confer with establishment officials, security departments, police, or postal officials to identify problems, provide information, and receive instructions. Monitor industrial or commercial properties to enforce conformance to establishment rules, and to protect people or property. Observe and document activities of individuals in order to detect unlawful acts or to obtain evidence for cases, using binoculars and still or video cameras. Obtain and analyze information on suspects, crimes, and disturbances in order to solve cases, to identify criminal activity, and to gather information for court cases. Perform undercover operations such as evaluating the performance and honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees. Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons, or information about individuals’ character or financial status. Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax and legal filings, and other resources in order to locate persons or to compile information for investigations

Private Investigators often work for attorneys in civil cases or on behalf of a defense attorney. Many work for insurance companies to investigate suspicious claims. Many private investigators are hired to search out evidence of adultery or other illegal conduct within marriage to establish grounds for a divorce. Private Investigatos also undertake a large variety of work that is not usually associated with the industry in the mind of the public. For example, many Investigators are involved in process serving, the personal delivery of summons, subpoenas and other legal documents to parties in a legal case. The tracing of absconding debtors can also form a large part of a PI’s work load. Many agencies specialize in a particular field of expertise. For example, some PI agencies deal only in tracing. Others may specialize in technical surveillance countermeasures, or TSCM, which is the locating and dealing with unwanted forms of electronic surveillance (for example, a bugged boardroom for industrial espionage purposes).

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average PI’s salary estimated to be about $41,760, approximately 50% of all PI’s earn between $30,870 and $59,060, per year. Earnings of private detectives and investigators vary greatly by employer, specialty, and geographic area.

Employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. In addition to growth, replacement of those who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons should create many job openings. Increased demand for private detectives and investigators will result from fear of crime, increased litigation, and the need to protect confidential information and property of all kinds. The proliferation of criminal activity on the Internet, such as identity theft, spamming, e-mail harassment, and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, will increase the demand for private investigators. Employee background checks, conducted by private investigators, will become standard for an increasing number of jobs. Growing financial activity worldwide will increase the demand for investigators to control internal and external financial losses and to monitor competitors and prevent industrial spying.

For private detective and investigator jobs, most employers look for individuals with ingenuity, persistence, and assertiveness. A candidate must not be afraid of confrontation, should communicate well, and should be able to think on his or her feet. Good interviewing and interrogation skills also are important. Because the courts often are the ultimate judge of a properly conducted investigation, the investigator must be able to present the facts in a manner that a jury will believe.

Yes. Funding is available to those who qualify.

There are no additional materials needed to take any of the courses offered here at PITI. Once you’ve purchased your course(s) there are no extra costs or fees.


Yes, all of PITI’s pre-licensing courses are state approved.

Yes, our capable staff will be on hand and available for all students from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST during normal business days. All calls will be answered promptly and messages will be returned within 24 hours. Please contact us via phone at 1-800-XXX-XXXX or by contacting Samuel via email at sam@piti.com.

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