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A career as a Private Detective in the state of Georgia can be extremely exciting, challenging and invigorating. To become a Private Detective, interested candidates must complete extensive education and meet all of the appropriate requirements. In Georgia, there is a 70-hour Basic Private Investigator Training Course for Private Detectives that all students must complete before applying to obtain a license.

What Is the Georgia Basic Training Course? 

The National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) is a board-approved provider of investigative training in Georgia. In accordance with the Georgia Private Detective and Security Agencies Act, NITA’s online program delivers a comprehensive investigative curriculum that provides a flexible and convenient way to pursue licensure in the state of Georgia. NITA holds a certified trainer’s license in the state, CLTR001021 and offers the 70-hour pre-licensing training as well as the required continuing education.

 NITA is pleased to offer the Georgia Basic PI Training Course (70 hours) as an ONLINE option for prospective detectives in Georgia.

 This course was written by Steve Cassell, President & Chief Academic Officer of the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. Steve Cassell has more than 25+ years of experience within the investigative industry and is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on Private Detective topics. The Georgia Basic PI Training Course (70 hours) provides the necessary training required in order to become a private detective in the state of Georgia. Topics include Georgia law for Detectives, surveillance ethics, different types of investigations, interviewing skills, database searches, client communication and surveillance and video methods for detectives.

What Training Will Private Detectives Need in Georgia?

You may have heard about our online program, and perhaps you’ve 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. Click here for a complete list of FAQs regarding the Georgia Basic PI Training Course for Private Detectives.

We pride ourselves on maintaining 100% student satisfaction. Here is what sets NITA apart:

  • Our courses are online. Click here to enroll now.
  • NITA’s Chief Academic Officer Steve Cassell is a Board-Approved Training Provider. Steve Cassell’s instructor’s license number is CLTR001021.
  • All material is provided in an online, instructor supported environment. Click here to read testimonials from our students.

Immediate Enrollment is available and potential Investigators can study on their own time and on their own schedule

97% of NITA Students surveyed would recommend NITA’s training to a friend. 

Additionally, NITA’s online continuing education is state-approved and offered in Georgia.  In Georgia, Private Detectives are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years. 

What Are the Continuing Education Classes for Private Detectives:

Interviewing Skills – 4 HR CE

Investigator Traits CE – 4 HR

Report Writing CE – 4 HR

Social Media CE – 6 HR

Surveillance and Fraud CE – 6 hours

Surveillance Basics 101 CE – 12 hours

Surveillance Ethics CE – 6 hours

Bomb Threat Awareness CE – 6 hours

Crowd Control CE – 6 hours

Effective Communication CE – 4 hours

Field Notes Training CE – 4 hours

Improvised Explosive Device Training CE – 6 hours

For professionals who are already enjoying an exciting career in private investigation, any of these courses offers additional knowledge that can improve competence and provide new opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Private Detective Education

As an interested Private Detective candidate, it’s normal to have questions about the necessary qualifications and requirements to enter the field. When asking questions about becoming a Private Detective in Georgia, it’s essential to seek answers from a trustworthy source. In the state of Georgia, the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) is a reliable source for licensing information. To get all your questions answered, take a look at these Frequently Asked Questions about the Georgia Basic Training Course.

Successful Georgia Private Detective Testimonials

Professionals who have completed the online Private Detective training courses required for Georgia residents enjoy careers in one of the most exciting fields today. Successful students are now employed by entities such as the U.S. government, large corporations, small firms, and private citizens operating their own business. To learn more about the benefits the field of private investigation offers, read what actual Georgia Basic Training Course graduates have said about the course.

Helpful Resources and Information for Private Detective Graduates in Georgia

Pursuing personal and professional goals can be a daunting task, especially if you’re balancing family and work obligations simultaneously. To make the process a bit easier, we’ve included some helpful links from the National Investigative Training Academy:

From the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies:


For any questions beyond these resources, interested candidates can inquire with the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) directly by calling the number on the website or using the online contact form.

How To Complete Your 70-hour Private Detective Training Today 

The National Investigative Training Academy is an online provider of state-approved Private Investigator training classes and is a reputable resource for all of your Private Detective education needs. In addition to the Basic Georgia Private Investigator Training Course, we also offers a suite of other courses including pre-licensing, continuing education, and professional development. If you haven’t decided if becoming a Private Detective is the right career for you, then look to NITA as a tool to help you make a decision. 

You can enroll in any state-certified course offered by NITA right now. For your convenience, all courses are available 24/7. To enroll or learn more about the exciting opportunities available we provide, call 1-800-730-NITA (6482) or explore our online course offerings.

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