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Introduction to PI

About This Course

Curious about the ins and outs of Private Investigations?

Learn what it takes to be a Private Investigator in our One-Day Introductory Course!

Private investigations field is more than the heart-stopping action and conducting surveillance: Being a private investigator requires patience, persistence, teamwork, self-discipline, and organization. This course will cover the different aspects of the private investigations industry and the skills and techniques used by licensed professionals! Learn from our instructors who are licensed and currently practicing private investigators.

Are you someone who:

  • Enjoys engaging in conversations?
  • Can mediate and “keep a cool head”?
  • Has good listening, writing, and comprehension skills?
  • “Reads between the lines”?
  • Is self-organized?
  • Enjoys traveling?

A career in private investigations might be for you!

Course Information:

This course is taught in central Suffolk County at our headquarters on 940 Grand Blvd. Deer Park, NY. Each class includes up to a 45-minute lunch. There is a deli with hot and cold food available for purchase our you can bring your own food with you. All materials for the course will be provided.

Course Outline:

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Types of PI equipment
  • Fieldwork
  • Operating at a scene
  • Conducting interviews
  • Report writing
  • Legal Requirements and Procedures
  • NYS Private Investigator License requirements
  • Gaining employment as a private investigator

Important Disclaimer:

The Introduction to Private Investigation Course is not sanctioned by the New York State Department of State, Division of Criminal Justice Services, nor the Division of Licensing Services. Completion of this course is not required to complete the NYS Private Investigator licensing requirements. The Introduction to Private Investigations Course is for professional development and enrichment only. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Refund Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be sent to Guardian Security Training in writingno less than 24 hours before the class to receive a full refund. No refunds will be provided if a student cancels in less than 24 hours. Phone calls to cancel will not be accepted. To cancel attendance to a class, please email us. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


I have never worked in private investigation before, is this the course for me?

Yes! This course is for those curious about the private investigator profession, those who wish to return to the private investigations field, or those who are currently a private investigator who want another perspective on the industry. Our introductory course has our instructors break down the basic components of the skills and techniques needed to be a private investigator, as well as insights into the industry.

Will I get a private investigator job upon completion of this course?

We cannot guarantee employment through attending or completing this course; we are not a job placement agency. Employment is based on variables such as: job demand, skills, past work experience, and availability. Once you complete this course, you will receive a certificate of completion, which can be added to your resume to boost your credibility when applying to private investigation firms. If you show exemplary aptitude in the skills desired in private investigation and/or security and complete the course(s), you may be considered for future employment by Guardian Security Training, its affiliates, or its network of private investigation firms.

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