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What You Can Expect from Your Private Investigation Course in 2020

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Interested in becoming a Private Investigator? Before you get your license, you’ll need to pass a 50-hour Ministry-approved course. That’s where we come in! The Smith Investigation Agency offers the most successful Private Investigation course on the market. Find out what you can expect from our private investigation course below.

Created by the Top Private Investigators

Our agency was one of the first firms to offer private investigative training. What does that mean for you? It includes the most information you’ll find available. Plus, it is regularly updated year after year to ensure it only contains the most up to date information. Our course is not only filled with useful information and real-life examples to help you succeed, but it’s also been written by the top private investigators in the industry.

Award-Winning Curriculum

We have won several awards for our services and training and have a 5-star rating on Google, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau. We’re also the only company in Ontario that has a 5-star guard course rating.

Informative Yet Engaging

Nothing is worse than having to read through pages and pages of tedious information. Luckily, you won’t have to endure that when you take our private investigative training course. Each chapter is informative and engaging so it will capture your attention and make learning much easier. 

Flexible Training Schedule

We know how difficult it can be to take a course when you’re working or raising a family. That’s why we offer an online course that lets you learn from anywhere at your own pace. The materials are also available 24/7 so you can study at a time that suits you best.

Simple, Easy to Understand Format

The information in our course is easy to understand and delivered in such a way that it’s easy to absorb. Our course also includes a number of different formats to help keep it more interesting and engaging.

The Tools to Ace Your Exam

Our Ministry approved exam gives you all the information you need to ace the SERCO exam and get licensed. How do we know? Our students have the highest success rate in the industry, at 99%.

Employment Opportunities

We’re not just a training facility, the Smith Investigation Agency is also one of the largest Private Investigative Firms in Canada. And when we look for new PIs, we turn to those who have taken our course. This means that you have the opportunity to work with our firm once you have graduated if a position opens up. We also have various connections throughout the industry and can point you in the right direction if there are no current vacancies.

Ready to sign up? Check our private investigator online training course to get started.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Founder of The Smith Investigation Agency in 2014, Whitney Joy Smith’s extensive background as a private investigator is matched only by her passion for the role. A graduate of several respected institutions, including Northwest Florida State College and George Brown College, her early years in life were spent between Canada and the United States. This education, along with her formative years as a private investigator in various agencies, informed much of her knowledge of private investigative laws, regulations, and operating standards in both countries.


The recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, including the Consumers Choice Award, Best in Ottawa, and many others, Whitney takes pride in working closely with her ever-growing agency to raise the bar, maintain compliance, and meet the investigative needs of clients. Whitney is active in various membership and supporting roles, including the CPIRC, CBN, CAPI, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Her experience-driven, thought-provoking articles have been featured in everything from Readers Digest to Business News Daily, and she strives to continually redefine standards for those in the private investigative and security fields. Learn more about Whitney and the team at The Smith Investigation Agency today.

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