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Private Investigator Training Course

The Most Practical, Relevant and Valuable Private Investigator Training Program available, developed and instituted by a Former Secret Service Special Agent, Law Enforcement & Former Military Investigations Personnel 

Private Investigator Training Course $995private investigator course

  • Private Investigations Overview, Terminology and Services
  • Information gathering: social media, how to utilize resources, etc.
  • Information vs. Intelligence
  • Surveillance Concepts and Methodology – Moving, Stationary, Static, Technical
  • How to Properly Document and Log an Investigation
  • Field Note Taking and Report Writing
  • Interviews – Witnesses, Victims, etc.
  • Background Investigations
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Pre-Employment Checks and Threat Analysis
  • Domestic Cases – Divorce, Child Custody, Infidelity, etc.
  • Civil Cases – Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, etc.
  • Courtroom Testimony Procedures
  • Business Operation – Obtaining Clientele,  Operating Your Own Agency, Contracts, Fee Collection, Case Management, etc.
  • Licensing: information sources and releases, GPS use, etc.
  • Ethics Discussion and Legal Issues
  • Guest speakers -FBI, USSS, NCIS, Experienced Private Sector Investigators, etc.

Contact us for more information on our Private Investigator Training Course – Private Detective School

 888-831-0809 or

Can I use VA Benefits or GI Bill to attend your course? Yes, read more on our FAQ page:

Each student in our Private Investigator Training Course will be evaluated and required to demonstrate a capability on each exercise which exceeds the minimum requirements we have established for fundamental knowledge of investigative tasks and procedures in the private sector.
The certificates you will receive will indicate that you have met these standards and will serve as a testament to your capabilities as an investigator.

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In our Private Investigator Training Course, you will learn how to discretely examine a person’s past including criminal history, education, assets, income, lifestyle, and reputation. In private personal background investigations, you’ll learn how to compile information to make usable intelligence that results in a complete profile of the subject. In employment-related investigations, you’ll learn how to evaluate the accuracy of a job candidate’s qualifications, character, and fitness for a specific position and to identify potential hiring risks, especially for those seeking a position of high security or trust—all compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).We will also discuss and recommend special PI databases and show you how to subscribe to them.
Lessons include: Background Investigations: Conducting Private Personal Investigations (Non-FCRA Compliant), Conducting Employment-Related Background Investigations (FCRA Compliant,) Investigative Records and Resources, Asset Investigation, Business and Criminal Intelligence, and Investigating by Computer.

PIs have to locate people for many purposes. With the skip tracing skills taught on our Private Investigator Training Course, you’ll be able to assist your clients in locating debtors, witnesses, missing persons, old friends, past lovers, runaway juveniles, biological parents, bail jumpers, and fugitives fleeing from justice. You’ll learn the latest tactics to find anyone for any reason, and how to ethically and legally get people to divulge confidential information on the whereabouts of others.
Lessons include skip tracing, missing person investigations, kidnapping investigations, bounty hunting, and automobile repossession.

Surveillance is the process of discreet observation without detection—with the intention of gathering and documenting events. Surveillance is not only about being discreet; it’s about blending in naturally and hiding in plain sight. Used extensively in many investigations including insurance fraud, personal injury, internal theft, and marital investigations, in our Private Investigator Training Course you’ll learn the same tactics used by the FBI’s Special Surveillance Group (SSG) to follow subjects in an ordinary manner so that subjects will look right past you. You’ll learn hundreds of surveillance tips, including the latest GPS technology to track a subjects every move from the comfort of your laptop computer. And, to help refine your skills, you’ll conduct real foot and vehicle surveillance assignments in the community and submit photos and surveillance reports for grading and critiquing.
Lessons include surveillance techniques, photography vs. video, vehicle surveillance, foot surveillance, and technical surveillance tactics techniques and procedures.


Legal investigators work closely with attorneys, insurance companies, forensic laboratories, and the courts on insurance fraud and criminal defense cases. In our Private Investigator Training Course you’ll learn procedures to investigate insurance fraud, including auto, property, arson, personal injury, negligence, malingering, product liability, medical malpractice, athletic and sports injuries, and more. We place special emphasis on Workers Compensation (AOE and COE) and Sub Rosa Investigation. You’ll develop special skills in interviewing techniques and taking witness statements, including tape-recorded statements. You will learn how to write dynamic reports and give professional testimony in court by giving only responsive answers and avoiding common objections.
Lessons include: Insurance Fraud Investigation, Workers Comp Investigation, Arson Investigation, Interviewing and Interrogating, Report Writing and Testifying in Court.

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Criminals use more sophisticated methods today than ever before. Business clients need investigators who know how to investigate and counteract criminal activities. You’ll learn how to detect and eliminate internal theft, embezzlement, and manipulation of accounts and payroll. You will know when to employ undercover agents, and how to detect shoplifters, make arrests, and conduct “integrity” shopping tests. You’ll learn advanced techniques for investigating “misdirection of inventory to unauthorized addresses,” industrial espionage, and computer “hacking,” and how to protect company secrets, employ computer security measures, and more.
Lessons include: Employee Theft, Shoplifting Detection, Undercover Investigation, Industrial Espionage, and Computer Crime Investigation.


Starting a PI career can be easy if you know what to do. When you graduate from our Private Investigator Training Course, you’ll have the investigative skills to meet the prescribed standards for PIs. And, you will also learn, step-by-step, the proven and precise methods of securing a position in a detective agency. Topics include: what employers look for in new investigators, locating the agency you want to work for, writing an impressive resume, appearance and attitude, what to say and do in the interview along with post interview follow-up and more.

Also, if you want to start your own agency, even a home- based business, we will teach you how to select a name, price your services, advertise for clients; understand legal aspects (business license, state license, bonding and insurance) and much more.


You get the most practical and relevant training possible with LaSorsa & Associates —we teach you the skills and help you start your career!

Please use the form below to submit your request for a Custom Training Program
Custom Training Program Survey

Can I use VA Benefits or GI Bill to attend your course? Yes, read more on our FAQ page:Click here to download our Training Brochure

You can call us at  888-831-0809  or email us at

*In order to maintain compliance with ITAR&§120.9 registrants may be subject to an identity and legal status verification. Prior to the first day of class, you will be required to provide proof of citizenship or legal status. Additionally, although our courses are open to the general public, if you have a felony conviction on your record, you may face licensing and permit restrictions in most states – this is for your awareness only – Registration fees are non-refundable.*

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