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Why you won't Become a Private Investigator

Updated: Jul 5

There are two main reasons people interested in the field are not able to become Private Investigators:

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There is no Private Investigator training course or education on the subject and no clear path. People interested in becoming a Private Investigator will take a PI licensing course which will not include practical information regarding the profession. There are almost no PI courses that include practical training. After taking the licensing course, you will not know what to do next. You will be given a lot of poor conflicting information, if any information at all.


The second reason people drop out of the PI profession is the stress and confusion when first starting to work investigations without proper Private Investigator training. You typically will not receive Private Investigator training due to PI agencies not being economically structured for training new Private Investigators. If you’re not in the field working, the agency cannot earn revenue. Most agencies have good intentions; however, fitting in Private Investigator training hours becomes difficult.

The reason why a clear path and Private Investigator training is not provided is due to the large amount of work and focus involved. NDIL’s Private Investigator online training courses took a total of 6 years of man hours to create. This is why other Private Investigator training programs do not focus on large abstract concepts such as surveillance. When you look at other Private Investigator courses, you will see them skip over surveillance and focus on exciting topics such as corporate espionage or undercover work. These two examples are very rare for a new PI to work in. In fact, surveillance is the most likely place you will start in. This is why our 101 e-learning Private Investigator course focuses so heavily on surveillance.


When other Private Investigator training programs do focus on surveillance, it is almost always government surveillance. These Private Investigator courses are usually created by ex-government operatives. The fundamental flaw in this is that governments have large budgets to use large surveillance teams. As a PI, you will often be working by yourself. Our PI programs reflect this.

Without Private Investigator courses like we offer, you most likely will not become a Private Investigator. If you manage to get through without practical Private Investigator education, the issues you will face early on will set you back years. This will result in a loss of income and positive experiences early on.



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