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.
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 the few people with that skill. Employers will be fighting over you!
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 14 years as a Professional Private Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations and security operations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of numerous investigative & security training programs in various capacities. Peter has helped many individuals on their journey to becoming Private Investigators in Toronto.