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The Problem with Becoming a Private Investigator

Updated: Jul 5

I am a Private Investigator with over a decade of experience working investigations. Becoming a Private Investigator was tough. There was no real information or Private Investigator training course and asking around got me nowhere. At most, I got fragmented conflicting information. I could not get information about the business, let alone a start in the career as a Private Investigator.

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The only option I had was to apprentice as a Private Investigator for no pay, which I did for quite a long time. Even getting someone to let me work for free, in any capacity, was tough. Nobody wanted to give me a chance if I did not have experience as a Private Investigator.


Then came the time to work investigations, with no Private Investigator experience or education. The Private Investigator licensing course I took focused on legal matters with no real practical PI subjects or topics. I could not find any type of Private Investigator school that taught proper PI subjects. I was always told by my employers that soon I would get some Private Investigator training, which never happened. It took me over five years to figure out the industry and get good at a few specialized fields. During the time I apprenticed and struggled, I probably lost several hundred thousand dollars due to losing work opportunities from a lack of skill and Private Investigator education. What is sad is that this is a common story in the industry, I am no different than the many people who have gone through this.


You can see why I am passionate about PI education and helping people become Private Investigators get their start in the industry, quickly. This industry is very rewarding spiritually and also financially, you can make a lot of money in this industry. When you learn and develop a skill in this industry, it literally pays off. You will be one of very few people with that skill. Employers will be fighting over you.



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