How To Become a Private Investigator
If you are interested in pursuing a career as a private detective follow these steps:
1. Identify the requirements for the state you want to work in - Each state has different requirements. Many states have minimum age, background and training requirements. Several states require that you work in the industry for a few years before you can start your own business offering private investigative services.
2. Training is a must - whether your state requires that you complete a training program or not, you need to be trained. This applies to former law enforcement as well. Requirements for conducting an investigation differ between the role of a law enforcement officer and a private detective.
3. Experience - several states require that you work as a private investigator before you can own your own company. If you are starting out on your own, consider working with an established firm to gain on-the-job experience.