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Georgia Basic PI Training Course FAQs

The National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) is now a board-approved provider of investigative training in the state of Georgia. Our school’s online program delivers a comprehensive investigative curriculum that provides a flexible and convenient way for working adults to achieve their investigative career goals.


You may have heard about our online program, and perhaps you have already conducted some research on your own. In fact, we encourage you to do so! It’s important that you find the right program that fits your needs and learning style.


(Related: Read 5 Reasons Private Investigators are Continuing Their Education with NITA’s Online Courses)


We understand you may still have questions and we are here to help! To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of Georgia Basic PI Training Course FAQs:


Do I have to have a license to perform PI work in Georgia?

All private detectives working in Georgia need to be registered as an employee of a private detective business, be it as a sole proprietor, as the manager of your own company, or with another agency. It is therefore your employer (or yourself if you are the owner of the business) who registers you with the Secretary of State’s Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies.


Is NITA a board-approved provider of investigative training in the state of Georgia?

Yes, NITA’s Chief Academic Officer Steve Cassell is a Board Approved Training Instructor. Steve Cassell’s instructor’s license number is CLTR001021.  


How much does the Georgia Basic PI Training course cost?

The cost for the course is $375, which includes the 70-hour training, the required test, and a comprehensive review.


How is the end of course test administered?

At the end of the 70 hour training, NITA’s Georgia Basic PI Training Course will then offer the required testing which follows the guidelines set forth from the Georgia Private Detective and Security Agencies Act. This test contains True/False and Multiple choice type questions. You do not have to go to a different website or location to take the test.


What is the passing score required on the end-of-course test?

To pass, a student must score 75% or higher to pass the course. You make take the test as many times as needed.


How much time do I have to complete the course?

Immediate enrollment is available and the link to the Georgia Basic PI Training Course is active for 180 days after enrollment.


What happens when I complete the course?

Upon completing the 70 hours of training and passing the end-of-course test with a 75% or higher; each student will then have access to an end-of-course diploma. This certificate is available for printing for the student and will be kept on file indefinitely with NITA. If an electronic copy is needed, please contact NITA’s administrative staff at 800-730-NITA (6482).


Don’t see your question listed here? No problem! Explore our full page of FAQs here. Of course, our team would be happy to address any additional questions or concerns you might have regarding our Private Investigator training courses. Contact us today.


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