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Private Investigator Training Academy

Learn From Some of the Best In the Industry as we have over 40 years of investigative experience. Our trainers are certified in TN, KY, MS, and NC. Upon completion of this course, the participant is eligible for registration/licensing as a private investigator employee in the state of Tennessee under a licensed investigations company.

Corporations and individuals often call upon private investigators to help them conduct research and perform a variety of undercover duties to produce an outcome that is beneficial to all. By taking a private investigator course, you can learn fundamentals valuable to businesses and individuals alike. Masterchek's Private Investigator Course is led by a Certified Private Investigator Trainer licensed by the Tennessee Private Investigator Commission. Our team has over 40 years of investigative experience with 16 individual state licenses. This course is designed to provide students with fundamental instruction. If you've ever wanted to learn more about how to become a private investigator here is an excellent place to start. Take the first steps in your training to become a private investigator by requesting more information or enrolling today!

A certified instructor facilitates this course, and participants may interact with the instructor and the operations manager during business hours. This concentrated online independent study course will provide you with the proper guidance and the best knowledge to get started in the field of private investigation. This course teaches the key components of the private investigator's position:


• The Ethics of Being a Private Investigator

• State Laws

• Standards of Professional Conduct 

• Undercover Investigations

• How to Conduct Interviews and Surveillance
• How to Manage the Products of an Investigation

• The Law of Public and Private Investigations

• Accident Investigations, Background Investigations, Criminal Investigations

• Domestic Investigations, Fraud Investigations, Insurance Investigations

• Courtroom Testimony

Tennessee Private Investigator License Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least twenty-one years of age.

  • A Citizen of the United States.

  • Good Moral Character.

  • Free of conviction of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

  • Meet education and experience requirements.

  • Clean Driving Record

  • Current Driving License

Contact amitchell@masterchek.com with any questions.

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In Person and Zoom Training Class

16 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) /12 CE Hours (NC) -$325

(Includes book and state practice examination)

This in-person course is a more hands-on course that provides training for those interested in working as a private detective. This course is recommended for those interested in working for themselves in the industry. The approved course exceeds the academic training prerequisites mandated by the states of CO, MS, KY, NC, and TN.

After completing this course, the student should be able to understand and comprehend the following:

1. What is a Private Investigator?

2. History of Private Investigation

3.  State Laws and Requirements

4. Types of Investigations (Auto, Workers Comp, Criminal, Etc.)

5. The Investigative Process as it Relates to The Client

6. Investigator Tools (Cameras, GPS, Covert)

7. Surveillance (Tips, Techniques, Mobile and Set-Up)

8. Surveillance Dos and Donts

9. Case Management (Client Update, Report Writing)

10. Testifying in Court

11. Careers In Investigations

12. Comprehensive 25-Question Final Exam

After passing the in-class final examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 16 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 12 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-010)

Upon completion, the student should then be prepared to contact the State Licensing Board and make an application to become a licensed investigator after following the state's requirements. 

** Licensed Private Investigators can take this as a refresher course and obtain 16 CE towards their state-licensed renewal.

***This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students not yet licensed gain the knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships**

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Private Investigation 101-Online

16 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) /12 CE Hours (NC) -$275

(Includes book and state practice examination)

This online live course provides training for those interested in working as a private detective. The course exceeds the academic training prerequisites mandated by the states of CO, MS, KY, TN, and NC.

After passing the examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 16 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 6 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-010)

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The Importance of Cybersecurity for Investigators-Online Course

12 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$195

This comprehensive online course is designed to provide investigators with the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary to effectively identify, assess, and mitigate risks encountered during various investigative activities. The course will cover a wide range of risk management principles, from understanding potential threats to implementing proactive measures to enhance safety and security.

By the end of the course, investigators will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to identify, assess, and manage risks effectively, ensuring that they can conduct investigative activities with a heightened awareness of potential threats and minimize risk exposure for themselves, their teams, and their clients.

After passing the examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 12 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 6 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-011)

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Surveillance Tips for Investigator-Online Course

8 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$135

This online surveillance class offers an in-depth exploration of the various methods and technologies used for surveillance in the digital world, along with strategies for protecting privacy. Students will learn about the legal and ethical implications of surveillance, as well as the technical aspects of tracking and monitoring. 

By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of online surveillance, and privacy protection, and the skills to critically evaluate and mitigate surveillance risks in their personal and professional lives.

After passing the examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 8 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 6 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-014)

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In-Person Interviewing for Investigators-Online Course

8 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$135

This online class is tailored to provide private investigators with specialized skills for conducting effective and insightful in-person interviews. The course will cover a range of strategies and techniques for establishing rapport, asking strategic questions, and obtaining valuable information from witnesses, suspects, and other individuals involved in investigations.

By the conclusion of the course, private investigators will have honed their abilities to conduct in-person interviews with confidence, professionalism, and effectiveness, ensuring that they can gather valuable insights and information crucial to investigative success.

After passing the examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 8 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 6 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-013)

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Courtroom Testimony for Investigators-Online Course

8 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$135

This specialized online class is designed to equip private investigators with the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently and effectively provide testimony in a courtroom setting. The course will cover various aspects of preparing for and delivering compelling and credible testimony, ensuring that private investigators can communicate their findings and conclusions clearly and persuasively in a legal context.

Upon completion of the course, private investigators will possess the expertise and confidence necessary to provide credible, compelling, and persuasive testimony in courtroom settings, adding significant value to their investigative expertise and enhancing their role as expert witnesses in legal proceedings.

After passing the examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion for 8 continuing education credits in the following states: TN, KY, MS, CO, and 6 continuing education credits in North Carolina (Course # PPSB-24-012)

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Social Media in Claims Investigations-Online Course

8 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN) / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$135

This course is designed to provide claims investigators with the necessary skills to effectively utilize social media platforms in claims investigations. Participants will learn how to gather and analyze information from various social media channels to enhance their investigations and improve their overall efficiency.

Course Objectives:

1. Understand the role of social media in claims investigations

2. Utilize advanced search techniques for gathering information from social media

3. Evaluate and assess the credibility of social media sources

4. Apply ethical considerations when using social media in claims investigations

5. Analyze case studies and real-life examples of successful social media utilization in claims investigations

6. Develop strategies for leveraging social media to enhance investigative outcomes

7. Final Exam (25 Questions)

After passing the final examination (75%) the student will receive a certificate of completion.

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Report Writing/Case Updates-Online Course

8 CE Hours (CO, KY, MS, TN)  / 6 CE Hours (NC) -$135

This online investigator report writing class is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and best practices for creating effective and professional investigative reports. The course will cover various elements of investigative report writing, including structure, clarity, and attention to detail.


By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and practical skills to produce high-quality investigative reports that are clear, accurate, and compelling, enabling them to communicate investigative findings effectively to relevant clients.

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain the knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

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