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4 Dangers of Working as a Private Investigator Without a License

4 Dangers of Working as a Private Investigator Without a License

In recent years, there has been a frightening trend in the investigative industry: lack of licensure. Though there are countless reasons as to why working without a license is NOT recommended, there are certain dangers that make it exceptionally hazardous. Our team at NITA has compiled 4 Dangers of working as a Private Investigator without a license:


In many states, it’s illegal. 

It’s important to check with your state’s licensing authority to find out what is required to work as a Private Investigator in your state. At NITA, we have already done the hard work for you. We’ve compiled a directory detailing Private Investigator licensing requirements by state.


Your safety is at risk.

Not only are you at risk for legal ramifications when you work unlicensed, but you’re also risking your physical safety and wellbeing as well. There are inherent risks in any industry, but the process of licensure in the field of private investigations specifically helps mitigate the likelihood that you will put yourself in a precarious position.


It puts you behind.

Without a thorough understanding of all that is required to be a licensed Private Investigator, you are lacking the knowledge that your licensed peers possess. Even after licensure, continuing education is helpful in order for investigators to stay up-to-date in a field that changes daily.


It hurts your chances of employment. 

Regardless of whether you plan to work independently or in an agency setting, a lack of licensure will tremendously impact your chances of employment. In essence, you’re losing out on potential business simply because of your wayward decision to remain unlicensed.


Are you currently working without a license? We can help you. The National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) provides students with a uniquely innovative training experience that has never before been offered within the investigative community. Our courses for Private Investigators are state-approved in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.


At NITA, we understand how demanding it can be starting your career, changing your career, and finding a career program that fits your busy lifestyle, which is why we make it convenient for you to obtain the necessary training by offering state-approved, online investigative training courses. Immediate enrollment is available. Get started today!

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