Alberta Investigators Training


To become a Private Investigator in Alberta, the Alberta Investigators Training (AIT) and final exam are required before applying for your license. Tip of Spear's online AIT course was the first in the province to be accredited by the Alberta Solicitor General as an approved program for entry and is the the new legal mandatory minimum training to be a licensed Private Investigator in the province of Alberta - effective June 1, 2011. This program is offered in Online format only.

If you have taken the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) program, this program is a more in-depth training process in comparison. It expands on the concepts listed below to ensure the student has a clear understanding of the requirements of working in this field. 

Subject material includes:

  • Introduction to the Investigation Industry

  • Professionalism and Ethics

  • Health and Safety

  • Law and the Canadian Legal System

  • Use of Force

  • Investigations

  • Communications and Report Writing

  • Specialized Investigations

  • The Business of Investigations

Course Includes:

  • Assistance completing the investigator license application

  • Online Course Instruction - Interactive with voice narration

  • Electronic Manual

  • Electronic Practice Exams 

  • Government Proctored Exam (First exam cost covered if taken in the Tip of Spear Facility)



You have 120 Days to complete the program from the time of registration. If it is past the 120 Days, a reactivation fee of $25.00 can be purchased for an extension.


Once the training has been completed, you must pass the government proctored exam to receive your license.  For more information about the exam, please read the Licensing Exam section.


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