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Minnesota Private Detective Pre Assignment Training

12-Hour Course


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Enroll today in NITA’s 12-hour licensing course to begin a successful career as a Private Investigator in Minnesota. This online course follows the guidelines from MN Statute 326 and MN Administrative Code chapter 7506.

Private Investigator topics in the training include ethics, surveillance, communication, laws that govern the investigative industry and so much more. Enroll today to satisfy the 12-hour pre assignment training requirement for your license application.

This dynamic training is offered 100% online and 100% on-demand. Study on your own time and on your own schedule. Get started TODAY!!

Course Outline
  1. NITA Introduction and Course Expectations
  2. Private Detective Overview - Job Outlook and Statistics
  3. Legal Issues for the Private Detective
  4. Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  5. Laws that Govern Private Detectives
  6. Communication and Interviewing Skills
  7. Report Writing and Field Notes
  8. Client Communication
  9. Courtroom Preparation and Testimony
  10. Computer and the Private Detective
  11. Rights of Privacy and Data Privacy
  12. Situational Assessment
  13. Surveillance Definition and Methodology
  14. Photography and Videography in the Field
  15. Different Types of Investigations beyond Surveillance
  16. Ethics for the Private Detective
  17. Minnesota Private Detective Statutes and Administrative Code

Course Approval:

NITA is an approved training provider for the Pre Assignment Training required for Private Detectives in Minnesota.  This course has been approved through the Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services with a course approval of PPD #037. Completed board approved investigator training, today, to enhance your investigative and private detective career.

Course Description

NITA's course for Private Investigators will overview of the NITA training platform and from there, the curriculum offers a summary of the investigative industry to showcase job responsibilities and the current job and career outlook.  Next, the coursework turns to more specific content on topics that include legal issues and what you can and can't do as an investigator, how to conduct a successful interview and communicate well with your client, courtroom preparation, and privacy rights and laws.

The course further reviews and teaches the situational awareness of the industry to include all aspects of surveillance and ethics. And, finally, the course dives into a review of the MN Statute 326 and MN Administrative Code chapter 7506 , both of which outline the expectations for Private Detectives in the state.

NITA's comprehensive training, approved by Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services, 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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