Continuing Education for Minnesota Private Investigators
PI Education offers online continuing education courses for Minnesota private investigators.
You may verify our course approvals with the State of Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Services.
We currently have the following continuing education courses approved in Minnesota:
Course Approval No.: CPD 308
Course Approval No.: CPD 309
Course Approval No.: CPD 310
Course Approval No.: CPD 311
Course Approval No.: CPD 312
Course Approval No.: CPD 313
Course Approval No.: CPD 314
Course Approval No.: CPD 315
Course Approval No.: CPD 316
Course Approval No.: CPD 317
Course Approval No.: CPD 318
Course Approval No.: CPD 319
Minnesota Private Investigators must complete a minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education training from an approved provider annually to maintain their license.
Subpart 1. License renewal.
Every employee, as well as license holders, qualified representatives, Minnesota managers, or partners, shall complete six hours of training in board-certified continuing training programs annually. In addition, armed license holders and employees must complete an additional six hours of training in the weapons used in the course of their employment. At the time of license renewal, license holders shall submit to the board an affidavit listing all employees and attesting to the fact that they have met all training requirements. A private detective or protective agent license must not be renewed without written proof that all employees have met all training requirements.
Subp. 2. Continuing education.
Continuing education for all license holders and employees means mandatory, board-certified training directly related to the field of private detective/investigator or protective agent. Armed license holders and employees must:
- complete an additional six hours of training annually in the weapons used in the course of employment, including annual certification on the firing range for those who carry a firearm;
- complete an approved first aid training course; and
- provide the board with evidence of certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
Subp. 3. Equivalent training. A particular subject area in subpart 1 may be waived by the board upon satisfactory evidence of approved, equivalent training.
Subp. 4. Certificate of completion.
At the conclusion of each certified training course, each student who has successfully completed training must be provided by the presenting instructor or person administering the course with evidence of completion, showing the subject area covered by each course completed and the number of hours completed.
Subp. 5. Teaching credit.
Continuing education credit awarded to presenting instructors for teaching in a certified course must be equivalent to the amount of time spent in preparing for and teaching the course.
MS s 326.3361
Published Electronically: May 27, 2003