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Georgia Basic PI Training Course FAQs

Do I need a license to become a Private Investigator 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. Steve Cassell’s instructor’s license number is CLTR001021.  
How much does it cost to become a Private Investigator in Georgia?
The cost for the state-approved 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).

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