Private Investigator Online Training - Coming Soon

Become a Private Investigator in Alberta Quick With Our Online Training

About Our Private Investigator Online Training - Coming Soon Course

Our private investigation school is entirely online and is accessible to the student 24/7, which allows students to complete the investigations training on their own time. The investigator training course is in audio and video format to suit any learning style.

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Main Takeaways

  • Canada’s #1 Agency: Get your private investigative training from the most respected agency in Canada.
  • Licensed Professionals: PI licenses are provided by the Security Services and Investigators Act by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
  • Flexible Curriculum: Our online program allows our students to learn at their own pace, at any time, and from anywhere in Canada. This course although an Ontario course is recognized throughout Canada. You will be required to pass the exam in Ontario to then apply for the license in Alberta or several of the Canadian provinces accept the Ontario training course in their own provinces. 

Training Syllabus

The training course consists of the following sections:

Private Investigator Training
Introduction to the Private Investigation Industry
The Private Security and Investigative Services Act
Provincial and Federal Statutes
Criminal and Civil Law
Investigative Techniques
Principles of Ethical Reasoning / Decision-making
Key Principles of Communication and Interaction
Self-Management Skills

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Private Investigator Training - COMING SOON

Our 8 syllabus online format is informative, engaging, and available to students 24/7. You can become a private investigator in as little as 50 hours.


Course duration: 50 hours

Notes: To pay via Credit Card or PayPal select the “Buy Now” button. There is a processing fee for PayPal and Credit Card! Via PayPal this will be listed as “Shipping & Handling”. If you are paying using someone else’s credit card information, please notify us immediately after payment, so we do not issue the course to the incorrect person. Should you choose to pay via Interact E-Transfer, you can send the payment to in the amount of $225.99. Please note E-Transfers may take a few hours before they are received. With E-transfers, please also send us an email containing your full name, phone number, email address and home address, at the same time you send payment. Upon purchase of training course, our internal team will require time to get the student registered before login details will be supplied. Course login details will be supplied via email. We encourage trainees to also check their junk inbox for said login details as sometimes are emails get filtered there. There are NO REFUNDS ON OUR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR COURSE – PI TRAINING or Security Guard Training. Purchases followed by payment disputes will result in additional administration charges should balances owing result in escalations to collections.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to learn from the best, the Smith Investigation Agency is the right choice. Not only are we the most respected agency in Canada with several awards under our belt, but we are also one of the first firms in Canada to offer private investigative training. Our students have the highest success rate in the industry because our course is written by the top Private Investigators in the industry. It also has the most information available and includes real-life examples to ensure success both in and out of the classroom.

We are an authorized training provider that has won several prestigious awards for our investigative work and our courses. We also maintain a 5-star rating for our courses on Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau.

No, we are also a Private Security and Investigative Services firm that specializes in corporate, insurance, fraud, family, trademark, and risk management investigations. We also offer security training and have offices throughout Canada in which we employ investigators and many of the students who take our course.

There are lots of companies out there offering training, but few are as recognized with the success rate that we have. What makes our course stand out? It has all the material you need to ace the exam and excel as a PI.

You must be licensed to work as a Private Investigator in Alberta. Licenses are issued under the Security Services and Investigators Act by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. To apply for the license, you must successfully complete an approved investigator training course and score over 80% on the provincial exam. The license is portable and valid for 2 years.

Our training course is only offered online in Alberta. This allows our students to learn from the comfort of their own homes and at their own pace, anytime, anywhere in Canada.

The Investigative industry is in dire need of new agents. There are currently not enough licensed investigators to handle all the cases available in Alberta. This means there is great potential for you to find a job at our agency or from one of the many other agencies located here in the province.

Our online training course is one of the best in North America because it is informative, engaging, available 24/7, and is broken up into a simple, 8 syllabus format that is available in both audio and video options. This allows our students the opportunity to choose a format that is best suited for them and to complete the course at their own pace and on their own time.

Consumers Choice Award Winners 2017-2022

We are a national award-winning facility that holds the Consumers Choice Award for Business Excellence within our company and our services. We are also rated #1 for training in Toronto and have a 5-star guard course rating. We also maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we’re featured on the official list of Private Security and Investigative Services training providers.

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