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Private Investigation Training Online

If you’re naturally curious and love digging into details, Private Investigation training is a great way to learn investigation techniques and put them to use as a career. From the basics of electronic surveillance and computer searches to smart undercover and interrogation tactics, you’ll walk away with the skills—and confidence—to work as a private investigator in as few as four months.

When you choose our Private Investigation training, you don’t have to worry about any prerequisites to enrollment and you’ll be free to complete the program at your own pace. Upon graduation, you’ll be on the path towards being a valuable asset to the world of law enforcement.

Online Private Investigator Program Curriculum

Through our self-paced Private Investigator Course Curriculum, you’ll learn the professional skills, ethical standards, and investigation techniques that can help you prepare to take the first steps toward a career in the field. Online private investigator classes include:

  • Introduction to Private Investigation
  • Techniques for Obtaining Information
  • The Law, Forensics, and Retail and Domestic Investigations
  • Investigative Specialties and Firearm Usage

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What you get

  • Comprehensive textbook and easy-to-follow study guides to keep you engaged with the material
  • Academic support available via email, phone, and online
  • Practical skills you can start putting to use immediately
  • A Career Diploma upon graduation

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Job opportunities

Working as a private investigator could require you to gather information about legal, financial, or personal matters. You could spend your time in the field doing surveillance, conducting interviews, or researching cases for a court date. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts 6% growth in the job market by 2032 and a median salary of $52,120.



Surveillance techniques, interrogation tactics, firearm safety, collecting and processing evidence, and more.


Explore the U.S. legal process, including how different types of evidence and witnesses are accommodated.


Understand best practices for private security detail for public figures and corporate clients.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Absolutely. This course guides you through the actual methods, tools, and procedures that private investigators use on the job. By the time you graduate, you should be ready to start on your career path.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your private investigator training online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Our private investigator diploma is just one of the legal studies program we have available. You might also want to consider:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Ashworth College has determined that the curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following state: Florida

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