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Private Investigator

Learn the skills you need to begin a career in Private Investigation — at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster's Private Investigator training program .

With training, you can begin an exciting and challenging career. Learn to conduct investigations involving missing persons, corporate intelligence, and other fascinating areas. Enjoy the special satisfaction that comes with working on an important case. Get your Private Investigator training quickly and conveniently! You will learn about:

  • Investigation and reporting techniques
  • Sources of information and background investigations
  • Surveillance equipment and techniques
  • Ethics and professional responsibility for private investigators

Learn at home — no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about the private investigator’s role in civil and criminal litigation, corporate intelligence gathering and espionage, and professional development and employment. This Penn Foster distance learning program is like having your own personal Private Investigator School.

Start a rewarding career today.

With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a private investigation or security agency, corporate legal department, or government agency.
  • Work in insurance fraud investigation, retail security, or corporate security.
  • Conduct investigations, prepare reports, and testify in court.

Demand for Private Investigators will rise 21% by 2020.* Private Investigators enjoy exciting, varied assignments, respect and prestige, and the confidence that comes with doing important work and doing it well.

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Earn your Diploma from regionally and nationally accredited Penn Foster Career School. Over 13 million students have enrolled in our programs, making Penn Foster one of the largest and most respected distance learning institutions in the world.

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*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "Occupational Outlook Handbook," a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

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