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Private Investigation

Certificate of Accomplishment | P1D1

Program Overview

To work as a private investigator in Ontario, you must have a valid license. According to the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s office, you can obtain a license by completing the mandatory basic training and test for private investigators. Passing Humber’s Certificate in Private Investigations will provide you with the Training Completion Number needed to write your Mandatory Test

Our Private Investigation certificate of achievement provides the tools necessary to prepare for the Ministry's mandatory test. It also provides invaluable information for those interested in pursuing a career in private investigation. The certificate consists of six courses, each six weeks in duration. They may be taken in any order and are provided completely online. A training completion number is provided upon successful completion of all six courses.

A private investigator should possess excellent observation skills, understand psychology, have a curious nature and a heightened intuition. A background in law, policing, security, finance, debt collections, military, and computer sciences etc., may be an asset but is not a requirement for this program.

Topics covered in our certificate:

  • introduction to the private investigation industry
  • the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005
  • provincial and federal statutes
  • criminal and civil law
  • investigative techniques
  • principles of ethical reasoning/decision-making
  • key principles of communication and interaction
  • self-management skills

What You Will Learn

Private investigators may be called upon to carry out a variety of investigations using different methods e.g., telephone, surveillance, background checks, interviewing and simply talking to people. They are required to function within the law, ensuring evidence collection is done within this framework, and therefore, admissible in court. 

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Humber Continuous Professional Learning Social & Community Services
416.675.6622 ext. 4554

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