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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
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

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

Total Approximate Costs
$1,181

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Follow Your Path

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

Delivery

  • Day
  • Full-time
  • Online
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Enroll in classes

What will I learn?

Curriculum

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.

Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.