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Professional Private Investigator - Certificate

If you have an interest in starting your own business or working as a private investigator, the growing field of private investigations is for you. Private investigators are used by law firms, corporations, insurance companies and other private and public entities. You will learn skills such as how to locate people using open sources of information, conduct investigations, constitutional law application, background checks and current investigative practices to prepare you to succeed in careers such as private investigator, corporate and private security, process service and insurance claim investigator. This certificate will give you a great foundation to go on and earn your private investigator's license and be a successful private investigator.

Program Code: 615047 New at NWTC
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $928, Books: $113, Supplies: $140

Total Approximate Costs

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Follow Your Path

All credits from this certificate provide a pathway into the Justice & Community Advocacy Associate Degree.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Enroll in classes

What will I learn?


The Professional Private Investigator Pathway Certificate is comprised of two classes totaling six credits which prepare the learner for a career as a private investigator.

Total Credits 6

What careers are in my future?

Professional Practice Experience

Credits from this certificate can be applied for continuing education requirements for private detective licensing.