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Illinois Private Detective Basic Training

20-Hour Course


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Explore NITA’s 20-hour PERC licensing course which follows the guidelines from the Illinois Private Detective Act and Administrative Code, Part 1240. Investigative topics include ethics, surveillance, legal issues, report writing, client communication and so much more.

Enroll today to satisfy your training requirement for your license application. This 20 hour basic training was written by experts with decades of industry experience and knowledge and is offered 100% online and 100% on-demand.

Study on your own time and on your own schedule.

Course Outline
  1. NITA Introduction and Course Expectations
  2. Private Detective Overview - Job Outlook and Statistics
  3. Legal Issues for the Protective Detective
  4. Communication and Interviewing Skills
  5. Client Relationships and Public Relations
  6. Report Writing and Field Notes
  7. Surveillance and Different Types of Investigations
  8. How to Conduct a Successful Interview
  9. Courtroom Preparation and Testimony
  10. Ethics and How to work as an ethical Investigator
  11. Illinois Private Detective Statutes and Administrative Code

Course Approval:

NITA's course for Private Detectives in Illinois meets the guidelines from the Illinois Detective Act (225 ILCS 447/15-25) Section 15-25 for a PERC employee basic training. This is the approved minimum 20 hours of training that is required to be completed within 30 days of employment as a registered employee of a licensed agency in Illinois.

Course Description

NITA's security online training course will overview our training expectations and proceed to cover the history of private investigations and legal issues encountered as a Private Detective. We will review proper communication and report writing skills for Private Detectives and how to successfully testify in court. Next, in NITA's training, you will encounter the best practices for surveillance and different types of investigations and how to work as an ethical investigator. And, finally, the course dives into a review of the Illinois Private Detective Act and the Illinois administrative code.

NITA's comprehensive training is offered 100% online and 100% on-demand, making it easy to study on your own time and your own schedule.

Course Outcome

Upon passing with a 75% or higher, the student will immediately have access to a printable diploma. If requested this diploma can be mailed to the student.

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.

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