Starting A Private Investigation Business

Learn from those who are doing it!  Successful private investigators teach their secrets of success.  This course covers laws, regulations, and government agencies that control the industry.  From start-up costs, registering a name, incorporation, to legal contracts and marketing, this course provides you with what you need to be successful in this highly specialized industry.
Globe & Mail newspaper article about the Private Investigation Certificate. Click here to go to the article Want to dig up dirt?

Additional Information

Online: Ongoing registration, 4 months to complete course from start date.
Textbook available at Bow Valley College bookstore, used for all Private Investigation courses: The Everything Private Investigation Book: Master the Techniques of the Pros to Examine Evidence, Trace Down People, and Discover the Truth (Everything Series).  ISBN 9781598695359
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For more information, or to get your certificate once you have successfully completed all six required courses, contact Ileana 403-410-1499
Short video interview with your instructors:


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Hours of Study:
This course will start the Monday following the completion of your registration. To start on a different date please call 403-410-1400.