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How to become a Private Investigator?

When I get into college, I was considering (among other things) getting licenced as a private investigator as a part-time job. Since I plan on working in law enforcement, this seems like an interesting way to get some experience, and if I remain self-employed whikle in college, I can choose my own hours. How should I go about getting licenced? Is there some kind of specialized training I can get through school or do I have to attend some sort of PI academy?

Asked By: - 9/16/2010
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Private investigators are not "freelancers", with the exception of 2 states who do not regulate the industry. I believe it is Mississippi and Alabama. In the other states you are licensed by the state and required to have a specific number of years verifiable experience. You must have a licensed business, pay all... More
Answered By: Shogun - 9/16/2010
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If you know what you're doing, just freelance. I'm sure most PIs are freelancers. If you need to learn, find a course. Like this one: http://www.pi-academy.com/ Use Google.
Answered By: RunningBear - 9/16/2010
 
In MOST US Sates, you have to be hired by a existing PI company, and get a licence under their company licence, through the State Government. You can't just open a office... More
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Answered By: Jim B - 9/16/2010
 
It depends on where you want to work. States have different requirements. There are different types of private investigators. Some are general investigators. If you want to know how to become a private investigator, consider what type of investigations you might want to conduct. Corporate investigators typically need a... More
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Answered By: Ryan - 9/28/2013
 
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