Georgia Private Investigator Education
PI Education is a state approved, pre-licensing training provider for aspiring and new private investigators in the state of Georgia.
Our Georgia Course Director, Thomas H. Humphreys, is a licensed classroom instructor in the state of Georgia. Mr. Humphreys’ Georgia Training Instructor license number is CLTR001024. You can verify Mr. Humphreys as a licensed instructor and acceptable continuing education provider here: License Verification
Going way “beyond the basics” means that our graduates are ready for success!
Our online private detective course is updated regularly in an effort to provide the very latest material that our training clients need today to become a private investigator in Georgia. Additionally, bonus material in this course includes the actual forms, statement-taking scripts, client contracts, subcontractor agreements, and written policies used in our own agencies; we’ve even provided eleven (11) real examples of the very investigative reports provided to our clients in several very different investigations. Lastly, our course includes necessary information on the proper marketing and networking required in today’s environment to become attractive to potential employers, find private investigator employment opportunities, and maintain an edge over others competing for the same job availabilities.
More information about our course curriculum, syllabus, and instructor can be found by clicking here.
Does this course license me or guarantee that I will be licensed in Georgia? No, taking our Georgia private investigator training course does not license you or guarantee you a license, nor does it authorize you to legally conduct private investigations in the state of Georgia. Any other training provider that offers “assistance” is only going to direct you to one of a few online job boards anyway. There are too many variables in the licensing process and we are not the authority in deciding. Per Georgia Administrative Rule 509-3-.06, all private detective license holders and registered private detective employees must complete a minimum of seventy hours of instruction from a Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies (GBPDSA) approved provider before being issued a state license.
So, how do I become a private investigator in Georgia? There are two ways to become a private investigator in Georgia. Either open and establish your own agency or find employment with an existing agency that licensed with the state board. Either way, the Board has the final authority to determine if you are qualified for licensure and you must take a 70 Hour Pre-Licensing Class during this process.
FAQ: Establishing Your Own Private Investigator Agency in Georgia
Starting your own private detective agency in Georgia has many advantages. You will have to meet many qualifications in order to establish your own agency. We recommend you visit the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies (GBPDSA) and download the application packages available on their website. The application package contains an INFORMATION SHEET FOR COMPANY LICENSURE that explains the qualifications and process to obtain a Company License. If you meet the requirements as mandated by the Board you fill out a Georgia Private Detective Agency application with the Georgia Board. Once the board reviews it they will determine if you are qualified to take the required Board examination and fulfill the insurance requirements prior to opening your agency. It is important to understand that this process may take three to six months. But once the Board approves your application and a license has been supplied, you can go to work.
FAQ: Working for a licensed private investigator agency in Georgia
Getting hired to work for an existing agency in Georgia requires only that they hire you and submit an employee application to the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies (GBPDSA) within 30 days. Within your first six months of employment you must take a 70 Hour Pre-Licensing Class .
You are welcome to the take the class prior to being hired by an agency. In fact, we HIGHLY recommend it. Private investigation specific education is the most important investment you can make in yourself as an up-and-coming professional.
As owners of an established and well-respected agency, Find Investigations, we get resumes all of the time; the first thing we look for before considering a candidate is, “How has this person invested in themselves before asking us to invest in them?”
The following web sites will provide more helpful information on your quest to becoming a private investigator in Georgia: