Learn how to become a private investigator.

Posted on: July 29, 2008

Lesson Contents

Learn how to become a private investigator.
View our 30-lesson program of instruction.


Lesson 1.

Opportunities in Security. The need for trained investigators is thoroughly discussed in detail. Where and how to find that first job or client. Agency, self-employment and other opportunities are fully explored in 40 pages to get you started quickly and correctly. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about how to become a private investigator, plus the secrets of opening your own agency and finding that first job as an investigator!

Lesson 2.

Sources of Information. A detailed study of the sources and locations of public and private records. Reliable and accurate information is required in every investigation and this is where you learn the inside ways to obtain them. Your success depends upon finding information and this is how and where you will find it. Your complete source file.

Lesson 3.

Undercover-Pretext. The two most useful and exciting of all investigative techniques. You cannot really learn how to become a private investigator – a good one, anyway – without them. The Undercover Handbook is the starting place for most new investigators. Pretext is such a guarded secret there are few places you can learn about it. This is one of those places. One of the most useful lessons in this course.

Lesson 4.

Surveillance. You are taught all the necessary techniques from stake-outs to moving surveillance. Here you will learn tricks and procedures about following people never available in print before now! No useless “James Bond” nonsense, catalogs or lists, just pure working knowledge. And a free video on how it is done by the pros.



Lesson 5.

Missing Persons and Skip Tracing. Specialized methods to locate anyone, anywhere. Witnesses, skips, runaways, etc., plus process serving. This is a lucrative sideline in private investigations, suitable for anyone who can use a telephone and knows what to do. Includes a 170 item skip trace checklist. Perfect for bounty hunters and skip tracers! Find them fast and find them here!


Lesson 6.

Interviewing and Interrogation. All investigations require talking to someone. Here you will learn the proper procedure to successfully interrogate and interview suspects, witnesses and others who may or may not be willing to talk to you. Little can be accomplished in private investigations without mastery of this technique.

Lesson 7.

Statement and Confessions. After you interview or interrogate, you must obtain written statements or confessions. Using actual cases you will learn the various techniques to secure these documents. No good case is complete without them.

Lesson 8.

Computer Investigations. How to find information on the Internet. Private and public sources, .com addresses and everything you need to make your job easier. All you need beside this lesson is a computer. The road map is here. 28 pages of inside secrets to help you.

Lesson 9.

Auto Repossession and Lock picking. If you were ever interested in becoming a repo man – or woman – you’ll be interested in the methods and techniques used by expert auto recovery specialists. Here you will learn insider’s tricks to lock picking, vehicle entry, ignition removal and much more. Locks of all types and how to pick them are fully discussed, along with detailed drawings on the working parts of locks. Guarded secrets.

Lesson 10

Criminal Investigation. This invaluable lesson will teach you those techniques necessary to handle such cases as burglary, robbery, etc. An actual case is studied. These techniques are required for private investigations of all kinds – civil and criminal.


Lesson 11.

Report Writing. All investigations must result in a written report. Here you are taught how to construct one that is legal, accurate and complete. Your report is the most critical contact you will have with your supervisor or client. It must be correct and this lesson will teach you how to produce a professional report. An absolute necessity for private investigations.

Lesson 12.

Shopping Service. Retail stores depend upon such investigative services to check employee honesty. An excellent husband and wife service, which you can operate from your home. How to detect thefts the correct way.

Lesson 13.

Domestic Investigations. This lesson teaches you the methods of gathering information for a successful conclusion to your divorce cases. A bread and butter specialty of immense importance to all parties. Involves all your new skills.

Lesson 14.

Photography. The use and need for video, digital and still cameras is fully covered. You are acquainted with the actual mechanics of taking pictures as they relate to investigative needs to establish proof of fraud and dishonesty.

Lesson 15.

Insurance Investigations. Fraudulent claims are a huge and rising problem. The insurance investigator must be aware of those techniques necessary to expose such frauds. This lesson develops your skill and knowledge and is a perfect entry-level position and income producer. Worker’s Compensation claims, faked injuries, etc. are covered in detail.


Lesson 16.

Specialized Services. The investigator must know about techniques such as polygraph tests, arson, fingerprints and other laboratory functions. What’s available, where and how to use them, and what they can do for you and your case.

Lesson 17.

Organized Crime and Racketeering. The intelligent investigator or private citizen should be aware of these crimes, how they are accomplished, what to look for, and how to combat them. Bankruptcy fraud, gambling, etc.

Lesson 18.

Bodyguard Training and Self Defense. The demand for bodyguard training grows larger every year. One client can put you into a successful business. Our bodyguard training lesson ranges from preventive planning and legal issues to weapons and physical training. With proper body guard training, you will be able to protect your client in every situation. We will get your bodyguard training on track.

Lesson 19.

Sabotage and Industrial Theft. Industry world wide is constantly vulnerable to theft and terrorists. Deterrent action is most often accomplished by the investigator who knows what to look for. The student is taught techniques and fundamentals of this growing specialty and is required for anyone involved in industrial security.

Lesson 20.

Internal Security. The complete security officer training handbook written for the officer and supervisor. Included in this lesson is criminal and civil law, torts and industrial safety, and the laws of arrest. A must lesson for everyone!


Lesson 21.

Electronic Surveillance. An incredible volume of information not available anywhere! The Buggers Bible. Detailed instructions on telephone tapping, room bugging, transmitters, microphones, etc. How to do it, how to detect it and where to buy it.

Lesson 22.

Shoplifting and Store Detective. Many students become full-time store detectives. Accordingly, you are taught the methods, procedures and techniques to detect and prevent shoplifting. How it’s done, who’s doing it and how to stop it.

Lesson 23.

Child Custody. The welfare of children is of prime importance and the investigator who can handle this type of case can earn a lot of money and provide a very needed service. It can make your reputation if you are good at it.

Lesson 24.

Hospital Security. One of the fastest growing segments of private security. Hospitals are everywhere and the need for investigators aware of the unique problems in hospitals is great. Investigative and security officer training in this niche can ensure your growth.

Lesson 25.

Background Investigations. A very good business can be built if you specialize in pre-employment and background investigations. Included here is more information on how to find people and information.

Part 6.

Lesson 26.
How to Open Your Own Agency. When the time comes to open your own detective agency, this lesson will show you how. From selling your services, advertising, contracts and forms, equipment, hourly charges and much more.

Lesson 27.
Worker’s Compensation. Details on how to conduct insurance fraud investigations and how to prove this growing crime. A unique high-paying specialty for those who are properly trained. Includes Anatomy for investigators, whiplash and more.

Lesson 28.
Pre-Employment Screening. Some agencies only do these kinds of cases and you will know all there is to perform as an expert. This training will aide you in every type of case you will encounter.

Lesson 29.
Investigator Thinking. It is not enough to be well trained as you will be when you arrive at this lesson. You must know how to think like a detective if you are to be truly successful. Maybe one of the most important lessons in your course. Includes the Final Test #5.

Lesson 30.
Equipment Catalog. 30 pages of high-tech equipment sources and types which are available to you when you need them. Only the best are listed here and you can see for yourself what they are and how to use them. This Special Lesson will be sent with your Diploma.

Optional 12 Lesson – Cassette Workshop

Added to this written knowledge is the additional information on our optional cassette tape program. Combined they will make you one of the most knowledgeable and best-trained PI’s in the world. Tape or CDs.

With ISIJP, you will not only learn how to become a private investigator but you will become one of the best.




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