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Is it beneficial to attend a Private Investigator training program?

Any type of educational program that teaches you an investigative skill is always extremely beneficial to becoming a successful private investigator. It is important to recognize that PI training schools or correspondence courses are not a requirement to getting hired as a private investigator. However, the knowledge acquired from these educational programs may give you a competitive advantage when interviewing for an investigative position.

Will a Criminal Justice degree help me become a Private Investigator?

A criminal justice degree is not a prerequisite for becoming a private investigator. However, a CJ degree will probably help you, as would any type of educational program. Its important to recognize the difference between a criminal justice training program and one designed specifically for private investigators. A CJ program is designed for law enforcement, unlike the investigative skills used by private investigators that don’t necessarily lead to an arrest.

What types of books should I be reading to become a Private Investigator?

There are literally hundreds of investigative titled books available to both the licensed private investigator and those who aspire to become a private investigator. The PI Magazine Bookstore is recognized as the largest source for discounted investigative books. They are also known for never selling books at full retail, usually all titles are discounted 20% or more.

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