Iowa Surveillance Training Course - Continuing Education (16 hrs)

The Iowa CE Surveillance Course is now registered as a Continuing Education course.  It has a Texas School Number: Y04175701. It will count as 16 hours (14 hours content, 2 hours ethics) toward the 12 required by Iowa when renewing your PI Registration.

This class was created for those who wish to break into the Private Investigation field, but have no Surveillance experience. Without a basic foundation in Surveillance, it can seem impossible to get hired in Texas (and probably other states as well), since most new investigators do mainly Surveillance.

Once you have a good foundation and basic skills, you stand a much better chance of getting hired on with Investigative Agencies.

Not only will you have the basic skills to begin work, but you will also have an understanding of PI employer/employee relations, Private Investigator ethics, and much more

Although this course was written for Texas, the basic Surveillance skills should apply anywhere.  Remember, you should contact your own licensing agency in your state to make sure you are operating legally.

This format consists of:
300+ Training Slides
9+ Hours of Audio Narration
Over 30 Static/Mobile Surveillance Video Clips
PDF Copy of the Course Slides (no audio/video)
PDF Helpful Documents
Certificate of Completion
30 Days to Complete

Complete the course at your own rate.  Work for 30 minutes or 30 hours, it's up to you.  You can advance the slides when you are comfortable you've learned the material.


FAQ’S Regarding Continuing Education for Iowa Private Investigators

Licensees  need 12 hours of continuing education credit accrued during the current 2 year licensure period.


Programs which qualify.

The overriding consideration in determining whether a specific program qualifies as acceptable continuing education is that it be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of an individual licensed to practice in this state. It will be left to the individual license holder to determine the course of study to be pursued. Thus, each licensee may study subjects related to the licensee’s particular practice.

 Continuing education programs will qualify only if:

(1) An outline of the program is prepared in advance and preserved.

(2) The program is at least one hour (50-minute period) in length.

(3) The program is conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader, or lecturer. A qualified instructor, discussion leader, or lecturer is anyone whose background, training, education or experience makes it appropriate for that person to lead a discussion on the subject matter of the particular program.

(4) A record of attendance is maintained.

The following programs are deemed to qualify provided all other requirements of this rule are met:

(1) Professional development programs of recognized national and state private investigation organizations.

(2) Technical sessions at meetings of recognized national private investigation organizations and their chapters.

(3) University or college courses.

  1. Each semester hour credit shall equal 10 hours toward the requirement.
  2. Each quarter hour credit shall equal 6 hours toward the requirement.
  3. Each classroom hour of noncredit courses will equal 1 qualifying hour.

(4) Formal organized in-firm and interfirm educational programs.

(5) Programs in other recognized organizations (accounting, industrial, legal and others).

(6) Other organized educational programs on technical and other related subjects.


Private Investigator Online Surveillance Course

Introduction to Private Investigator Employment
*** What to Expect as a New Private Investigator
*** Can You Open Your Own Company?
*** Types of Private Investigators

Basics of Surveillance
*** Why use surveillance?
*** Types of cases
*** Before Taking the Case
*** Pre-Surveillance Client Interview
*** Pre-Surveillance Planning
*** Nature of Surveillance & Investigations
*** Single Vehicle Mobile Surveillance
*** Linear Following
*** Segmented Following
*** During Surveillance…
*** Foot Surveillance
*** Sample Mobile Video Clips
*** Static Surveillance
*** Hiding in the Vehicle
*** Dealing With Law Enforcement
*** Murphy’s Law
*** Getting Burned
*** Surveillance Equipment
*** Types of Surveillance Vehicles
*** Inside the Surveillance Vehicle
*** Surveillance Reports
*** Surveillance Forms and Contracts
*** Surveillance Requirements Expected of Employees

Employer or Employee: Which Are You?
*** Difference Between
*** What Employers Want From an Employee
*** What to Expect as an Employee
*** Pros/Cons of Employees: Owner’s Perspective

*** What are Investigator Ethics
*** Consequences of Unethical Behavior

Final Exam
*** Content Test Questions (35)
*** Ethics Questions (15)

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