Corporations and individuals often call upon private investigators to help them conduct research and perform a variety of undercover duties to produce an outcome that is beneficial to all.
Stratford's Private Investigator course was built to provide students with fundamental instruction on critical areas of concentration such as problem solving, interviewing skills, research, stakeouts, surveillance and more.
If you've ever wanted to learn more about how to become a private investigator, this home study course is an excellent place to start. With the ability to study at home on your own time, learning more about a career as a private investigator has never been more convenient.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for a Private Investigator is $45,610. The number of jobs in this career field is projected to increase by 5% through 2024.*
Introduction to Investigation and Law Enforcement History of Law Enforcement
The Criminal Justice System
Types of Evidence and Their Usefulness
Principles of Interrogation
Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations The Ethics of Being a Private Investigator
How to Conduct Research, Interviews, and Surveillance
How to Manage the Products of an Investigation
The Law of Public and Private Investigations
Fraud and Financial Investigations
Missing Persons Investigations
Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook Volume 1 The Successful Investigator
Conducting Thorough Investigations
Expanding Investigative Efforts
Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Systemic Weaknesses
Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook Volume 2 The Investigators Toolbox: Resources, Tools, and Techniques
Closing the Case
Personal and Professional Growth
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition