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These programs have been developed in order to assist people wanting to enter the Private Investigation Industry. The program has been approved 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 and is available 24/7/365.

We have been successfully offering this program since it's inception with the government. Our students have completed the program to enter into the field of private investigation. 


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)


IMPORTANT!! Once your payment has been processed, you will receive a link to the course within 24 hours. Please note that you have 120 days to complete the course from the time of registration, then the link will expire. If you need to reactivate your course, you may pay a reactivation fee.

Once the training has been completed, you must pass the government proctored exam to receive your license.  Please schedule yourself to take the exam through our website.  For more information about the exam, please see the Proctored Exam section of our website.

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