Private Investigator Requirements
If you are looking to become a licensed private investigator, you must be at least 18 years of age with a clean criminal record.
There are no requirements academic wise to become a private investigator. Degrees in criminal justice fields of two-year associate’s program or a four-year bachelor's program are very helpful but not required. The best kind of training in this field is on-the-job and working with an experienced investigator that already has his game down. Take courses and learn the business. Read books and find information on the Internet. Then when you feel you are ready, start putting your resume out there to local P.I. companies.
It's important to learn about licensing in all 50 states when training to be a private investigator. At this time, there are no private investigators license requirements in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.
If you want to become a private investigator it is necessary to gain the knowledge and learn the techniques used by real-world private investigators. In order to be the best you need to learn from people that are the best in their particular fields. Learn from their expertise and advice, along with great stories of their high profile cases. Just think of all the experience and fun you will have.
Learn more about training from online tutorials and books. If you are done training to be a private investigator and are ready for a private investigator job, please feel free to contact us today.