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​Occupation(s) toward which the program is directed

Private Investigator, Surveillance work (CSIS, Intelligence Agencies), Policing

(Detective Units, Covert Units)

Program Details 

List of specific knowledge/skills 

PI normally requires that candidates should have proven experience in surveillance and a strong background relating to insurance or other investigations. The successful candidate will:

  • possess strong communication, investigative, and report-writing skills
  • have their own high-quality handheld and pinhole camera equipment, regular camera equipment, a laptop with internet capabilities, and possess a sound knowledge of operating their equipment
  • have a valid Private Investigator Licence
  • have the ability to travel throughout the Province of Ontario with a strong flexibility of work hours
  • maintain a Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • be able to write meticulous and detailed notes and reports

List of core knowledge competencies

  • Ethical accountability and responsibility, risk management, decision making application and communication application of relevant legislation, laws, policies & procedures, written skills including notebook and report writing, computer/technology skills (for on-line reporting systems)

  • This Private Investigator program gives a student introductory skills at the theory level, towards a career in the investigative/enforcement arena.

  • This program will also assist a student to obtain a Private Investigators license in the Province of Ontario, made under the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).

  • The student will be able to study for and negotiate the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) Private Investigator exam.

  • The student will be able to conduct simple and complex investigations, self-manage time and caseloads, testify in court and quasi-judicial hearings and forums, have a sound knowledge of all provincial legislation and the scope of their powers under the PSISA Act.

  • The student will be adept at investigative techniques and their application to the various kinds of investigations such as:
    • Long Term and Short Term Disability Investigations
    • Accident Benefits Claims 
    • Life Style Maintenance Investigations
    • Death Claims
    • Surveillance
    • Videography, and photography Claimant Interviews
    • Other Interviews
    • Claimant Locates
    • Financial Investigations

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Career opportunities include:

  • self-employment
  • law firms
  • legal departments of corporations
  • administrative tribunals
  • government agencies

It is also a precursor/base for entering into policing/uniform work

This program is eligible for the mandatory requirements to apply for Ontario PI Licence

Required For Enrollment: All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent prior to enrollment.

For any questions about eligibility, please call 1-905-499-3631 Ext 103 or 102 to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Advisor or send an email.

Paying For College Tuition:

C.C.E.C. is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
This program has been “approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005”

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A Private Investigator, herein further named "P.I.", may work for a security company that employs PIs, legal firms requiring surveillance services, or businesses that provide private investigation services only. The person may be required to work extended hours and in rapidly evolving, tense or dangerous circumstances. The PI is held to a high standard of confidentiality, maintaining the integrity of files and evidence, notebook notes, report writing, and preparing court ready documents, as well as testifying in judicial or quasi-judicial forums. 

Private Investigator Certificate


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Program Name/Title: (Certificate)

 Private Investigator Certificate

-Delivery Format and Language:

-Internship-Placement: Not Req.
-Regulatory Licensing:

In Class (Full time)

No Licensing or regulatory approval required



All Lectures are recorded. 
Free 24/7 Access to recorded
lectures. Never miss a class.

Program Duration and Fees
Program Options: Full Time

Campus:Vaughan, Ontario

Weeks: 3 

Hours: 60


CAD $1100

Registration Status: Open
Click here to apply online

Foreign Nationals AdmissionYes

National Occupation

Classification Code:  

Citizenship and Immigration Officer


Private Investigator, Surveillance work (CSIS, intelligence
agencies), Policing (Detective Units, Covert Units)

Required For Enrollment
High school diploma or equivalent 

Credit Transfer

Click Here for the Credit Transfer Policy

Program Assessment:

End of each module/subject online multiple choice exam and assignments

Pass Mark:


Course Material and Books

Free online access to course notes-material

Books not included in Tuition

**Tuition does not include

  • Textbooks