Working as a private investigator is a rewarding and exciting career opportunity. Not only will you engage your critical thinking skills on a daily basis, but you’ll also get paid well to do it. But the state of Georgia takes the work of a PI seriously, so it’s no walk in the park to get licensed. The good news is that the Georgia Security Training Academy offers the certified Georgia private investigator training course that will prepare you to enter the workforce immediately.
What We Have to Offer You
The approving board doesn’t accept just any Georgia private investigator training program. In order to qualify for a license, you need to get your training from a board-approved instructor, which is exactly what we have to offer.
98% Job Placement
We don’t just train you to do the work of a private detective, we help you land the job too. Thanks to numerous partnerships with local Georgia PI agencies, we are proud to brag about a 98% job placement rate for our graduates.
Our course schedule is designed around your busy life. We know how hard it can be to fit professional training into the calendar, which is why we offer a very flexible training schedule that almost anyone can find time for.
How To Become a Private Investigator in Georgia
The process of becoming a Georgia PI is important to understand, and it’s a little different depending on whether or not you’ll be working for an agency or starting your own agency. Regardless of your choice, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have no felony, moral turpitude, or weapons crimes on your record
- Be innocent of acts of dishonesty or fraud
- Be permitted to work in the U.S.
- Possess strong moral character
To work for a private investigator agency in Georgia…
- After being hired, your employer must submit an application on your behalf within 30 days to the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies.
- Within 6 months of being hired, you must complete 70 hours of approved training, such as our basic Georgia private investigator training course.
- Every year, complete at least 16 hours of approved professional development.
To start your own private investigator agency in Georgia…
- Submit your own application to the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies.
- You must also meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Have 2+ years of experience in law enforcement or working as a PI for a licensed agency, OR
- Possess a 4-year degree in a related field
Start Your Georgia Private Investigator Training Today
According to data from the Bureau and Labor Statistics, private investigators in 2018 made more than 24 dollars an hour on average, and the field is expected to grow by 8% over the next decade.
There is good, honest, well-paying work for you as a private detective. If you are ready to become an integral part of Georgia’s criminal justice system, get in touch with us today to learn how our training and job placement programs can help you make your dream become a reality.