Course Offerings

Course Offerings from the PI Institute of Training

Cost: 4 hour courses/$65 2 hour courses/$30.00


Surveillance Mistakes
Price $ 30
Course #: 7209 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of common mistakes investigators make when undertaking surveillance and how to avoid these issues.


Physical Security
Price $ 30
Course #: 7208 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of what physical security encompasses, what are assets and how to properly protect them.


Security Consulting for the 21st Century
Price $ 30
Course #: 7207 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will understand the different type of security consulting, how to market and obtain clients and what types of assessments a security consultant undertakes.


Fair Credit Reporting Act
Price $ 30
Course #: 7206 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, manual, test)This course also qualifies as Ethics Course At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how the FCRA impacts the PI industry, the legal ramifications and boundaries and how to apply this during investigations.


Texas Rules and Procedures
Price $ 30
Course #: 7205 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, manual, test)This course is Required for Texas PI’s At the completion of this course, the student will understand rules and procedures associated with the PI Board and their application to the PI and agency management.


Criminal, Civil Laws & Ethics for PI’s
Price $ 45
Course #: 7204 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, manual, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have more understanding as to the laws and ehtics that apply to private investigators. Through this understanding, the insurance adjuster will have the ability to better manage the investigator and to insure that no activity is conducted which would cause a breech of the policy or a liability related lawsuit.

Insurance Investigations
Price $ 30
Course #: 7202 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of what insurance fraud is, how to identify it and what to do to successfully prosecute the case. Actual case examples will be utilized and the course will cover automobile fraud, property fraud, worker’s compensation fraud, arson and homeowner’s fraud.


Interview Techniques
Price $ 30
Course #: 7201 Course Length: 2 Hours(Includes PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how to conduct an interview and how to better understand and utilize the person’s voice deviations or body language.


Pre-Text Investigations
Price $ 65
Course #: 7407 Course Length: 4 Hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the legal uses or pre-text investigations and many of the techniques used.


Skip Tracing Investigations
Price $ 65
Course #: 7406 Course Length: 4 Hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will understand sources and techniques for tracking down individuals and information related to the party.


Internet and Computer Investigations
Price $ 65
Course #: 7405 Course Length: 4 Hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)
At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how to utilize the Internet to access information which will assist in the handling of insurance claims. The course will demonstrate how to log on and off of the Internet, how to search for topics, how to check a person’s credentials, background, civil and criminal history, property and other assets and verify employment or education. The course will discuss computer security, how to conduct computer investigations and laws associated with these types of investigations.


PI Agency Management and Marketing
Price $ 65
Course #: 7404 Course Length: 4 Hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will understand how to run a PI agency, what forms to use, how to find a niche and how to be profitable. The student will understand the different types of marketing, the pros and cons of each marketing media, how to promote themselves and the agency and how to obtain new clients.


Record Searches
Price $ 65
Course #: 7403 Course Length: 4 Hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how to use public records for to prevent scams, uncover assets, conduct background checks, locate missing persons and track property. Records covered include municipal, county, state, federal and computer databases.


Surveillance Techniques
Price $ 65
Course #: 7402 Course Length: 4 hours(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how surveillance is conducted and the techniques used. The student will understand when to apply surveillance to an insurance case, how surveillance can be used in other situations, the type of equipment needed and laws related to surveillance. The course will also cover common mistakes, how to better manage the investigator to achieve the goals and how to deal with surveillance that has been compromised.


Nursing Home Abuse Investigations Course
Price $ 65

Course #: 7401 Course Length: 4 Hours
(Includes video seminar, PowerPoint, book, test)

At the completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of what nursing home abuse is, how to uncover it, and how to prevent it. The student will learn how to conduct the investigation, who to interview, what records to utilize and laws associated with this topic.