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Surveillance Basics CE (12 hours)

Course Description

Surveillance is a key skill for all Private Investigators. In the field of private investigation, professionals are usually required to have experience in surveillance. The National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) offers an online continuing education course that specifically delves into the basics of surveillance to prepare Private Investigators to advance in their careers.

Surveillance Basics is a course designed for the continuing education of Private Investigators. This state and board approved surveillance course will teach the basic elements of surveillance, assignment intake information, field surveillance, equipment needs, report writing, and the legal elements of an investigation. To ensure the utmost success of participants, this course was designed specifically by the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) and by industry experts with more than 25+ years of investigative experience.

What is Private Investigator Surveillance?

Surveillance is a comprehensive skill that includes the close observation of a situation to collect important information. In most cases that a Private Investigator will complete, observation skills are required to a certain extent. Positions that require surveillance skills include:

● Government Private Investigator Jobs
● Private Investigation Jobs Offered by Private Citizens
● Private Investigation for Agencies

Although many Private Investigators learn general surveillance skills in their initial training, it’s important to expand upon those skills via continuing education to improve their performance and the outcome of cases.

Course Outline

In the Private Investigator Surveillance Course, students participate in a thorough course schedule that covers all the basic skills of surveillance. In addition to learning key skills, students also learn the role of surveillance in modern Private Investigator jobs. Below is the general outline of the Basic Surveillance Course offered by the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA):

● Introduction of Class
● Definition of Surveillance
● Investigation Assignment Types
● Characteristics of a Successful Investigator
● Tools for the Private Investigator
● Preparation of the Case
● Surveillance and Today’s Technology
● Photography in the Field
● Working the Case in the Field
● Report Writing
● Conclusion and Comprehensive review

Students who are interested in participating in the Basic Surveillance Course should inquire with the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA). All courses are available online and students can register at any time.

Course Outcome

What Will I Achieve in The Private Investigator Surveillance Course?

Each state has specific continuing education requirements for current Private Investigators. The surveillance course we offer is designed for current Private Investigators who want to further their skills to obtain a new level of achievement in their careers.

Once enrolled in this online course, Investigators will have the ability to work at their own pace online and complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education to further enhance their investigative skills. 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. Upon the completion of the course, a Private Investigator earns twelve (12) hours of continuing education.

The basic surveillance course provides a stable foundation on which Private Investigators can build their skills. Students come away with an array of new and improved skills, and a better understanding of the careers that require experience in surveillance.

Online Resources for Private Investigator Continuing Education Courses

If you’re ready to further your skills as a Private Investigator, there’s no better time than now to enroll in online continuing education courses with the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA). Students can enroll at any time of day or night because enrollment for all courses is open 24/7.

Every continuing education course offered by NITA meets state requirements and provides current Private Investigators with required continuing education hours. In addition to the Basic Surveillance Course, we offer continuing education courses in interviewing, report writing, social media, fraud, ethics, crowd control, and more.

Credits Earned

An Investigator will earn twelve (12) hours of continuing education

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

The National Investigative Training Academy, INC. (NITA) is proud to be a reputable resource for Private Investigators across the United States. To get additional questions answered about the courses, school administrators are available to assist all students during normal business hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. To enroll in a pre-licensing, continuing education, or professional development course, students should call 800-730-6482 or contact the school online.

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