Certificate in Private Investigation

Uncover the Facts and Expose the Truth

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Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $2,925

Next start date:

September 2018

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About this Program


Private investigation has moved out of the shadows and become a vibrant, intriguing profession. Today, a wide variety of agencies, law firms, insurance companies and government entities rely on savvy PIs who can unearth the facts, compile the evidence and contribute to the resolution of complex issues and sticky situations.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll develop the legal and professional knowledge and skills to become an effective private investigator. We’ll cover different aspects of the courts and the legal system, practices of civil and criminal case investigation and preparation, various investigative specialties and the latest industry trends. Accelerate your career in the dynamic field of private investigation.

DESIGNED FOR

Professionals working as private investigators who want to refresh or expand their skill set, along with those interested in entering the field.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Key topics related to the criminal justice system, insurance law, and state and federal law
  • Legal and ethical issues in the field
  • Criminal investigative techniques such as discovery, interviewing, crime scene investigation and forensics
  • Civil investigation topics such as missing persons, insurance, auto accidents and fraud
  • Business practices and career opportunities in private investigation

PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION

You’ll have the opportunity to take the exam to become a licensed Washington state private investigator.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Classroom

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

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