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Interviewing for the Investigator – Successful Investigator Series (4 hours)

Course Description

Successful Interviewing for the Investigator is a course designed for the professional development of Private Investigators.  This course encompasses topics to include general rules of interviewing, types of interviews, traits of a successful interviewer, types of interviewees, and cognitive interviewing communication.

Course Outline

  • Introduction of Class
  • Interview Definition
  • Types of Interviews
  • Traits of a successful interviewer
  • Factors that contribute to an ineffective interview
  • Types of interviewees
  • Factors that discourage and encourage talking
  • Cognitive interviewing skills and nonverbal communication
  • Conclusion and Comprehensive review

Course Outcome

Investigators will have the ability to work at their own pace on line and complete four (4) hours of professional development to further enhance their investigative skills.

Course Completion

All courses include an end of course examination. Students must pass the exam to receive credit for the training. Certificates will be available online immediately for all students.

Education Assistance

School administrators at NITA are available to assist all students during normal business hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. Students may call 800-730-6482 or email at

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