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How Do I Become a Private Investigator?

How Do I Become a Private Investigator?

How do I become a Private Investigator

How Do I Become a Private Investigator?


“How do I become a Private Investigator?” is a question we are often asked at the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA)


While this is a complex question without a short answer, we want to assure you that NITA’s dedicated faculty and staff would be honored to help you navigate the process. There are several factors to consider before pursuing a career as a licensed Private Investigator, but the first is to determine the state in which you plan to work.



Licensing requirements vary by state, so it is important that you conduct your research beforehand. In the United States, each individual state varies in its background, education and experience requirements to become a Private Investigator. These specifications can vary from state-approved training courses to pre-licensing education, exams, and even experience in the field.



A second and equally critical consideration is training. The importance of selecting the right investigative training program cannot be overstated. There are a number of Private Investigator programs that claim to be “the best” option available for students, but do they provide enough empirical evidence to support such a claim?


At the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA), we have the privilege of fielding questions from prospective students on a daily basis. In fact, we have a dedicated page on our website to answer the frequently asked questions that we receive regarding NITA’s investigative training program. We have even taken it one step further by ensuring a dedicated faculty member is available onsite to answer your questions in person or over the phone.



The thought of a possible career change might seem overwhelming, but it’s important to keep your future in mind. Private investigation specific training is the most important investment you can make in yourself! For new Private Investigators, the future looks bright.


Consider this: The average per-hour wage for Private Investigators is $21.99. Moreover, there is significant growth potential in the field of private investigations. It is estimated that 3,300 additional new Private Investigator jobs will become available in the next ten years and employment of Private Investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the United States Department of Labor.


Why wait? It’s never too early or too late to get started on the career path you have always wanted.


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The National Investigative Training Academy (NITA), an online provider of state-approved and accredited Private Investigator training classes, offers a variety of resources that can help you decide if private investigation would be a positive career choice. Learn more by calling 1-800-730-NITA (6482), reading our FAQs, or by exploring our course offerings.

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