PI Education online continuing education courses for private investigators satisfy your continuing education requirements for Georgia. PI Education is also approved by the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies to teach the required 70 hour pre-licensing course online; this course is specifically designed for individuals seeking licensing 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
The following are the Georgia rules regarding private investigator continuing education as posted and mandated by the licensing authority:
Georgia private investigators are required to take a total of 16 hours of continuing education before each license renewal period. The Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies has set the requirement that all Georgia private investigators complete 12 hours industry related training + 2 hours on ethics + 2 hours on homeland security.
509-3-.12 Continuing Education.
(1) Requirement. Any registered employee who renews a registration after September 1, 2007 must comply with continuing education requirements contained in this rule.
(2) Exemption for Newly-Registered Employees. Private detective and security employees who obtain their first registration by the Board within the second year of the renewal cycle (after September 1 of the even-numbered year) will not be required to obtain continuing education hours for the first renewal of their registrations.
(3) Hours. Registered security employees must have eight (8) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of employee registrations. Registered private detective employees must have sixteen (16) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of employee registrations. Employees registered as private detective and security guards must have sixteen (16) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of employee registrations.
(a) Security Continuing Education: 2 hours in Homeland Security, to include, but not limited to, indicators of terrorism and cooperation with Homeland Security agencies; 2 hours in Firearms-related training; 4 hours in industry-related training.
(b) Private Detective Continuing Education: 2 hours in Homeland Security, to include, but not limited to, indicators of terrorism and cooperation with Homeland Security agencies; 2 hours in ethics; 12 hours in industry-related training, which may include up to 4 hours of firearms-related training.
(c) Acceptable Continuing Education Providers. The purpose of this chapter is to identify acceptable sources for providing continuing training and to establish guidelines for designating those providers as Acceptable Continuing Education Providers (ACEPs). As such, it is not the Board’s intent to require providers or registrants to seek pre-approval of specific training programs. Continuing education documentation should not be submitted to the Board, unless specifically requested by the Board. An acceptable Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) is defined as any individual, organization, institution, association, firm, or other entity that provides ongoing training services to the private detective or security profession that directly relates to the scope of practice. This training must be facilitated or provided by an instructor licensed by the Board.