A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators often work for attorneys in civil and criminal cases.
You must be licensed to work as a private or in-house investigator in Alberta. As an investigator you investigate things like:
- accidents and personal injury
- damaged or stolen property
- backgrounds and whereabouts of people
The investigators licensing fee is $160. Your licence is valid for 2 years.
To apply for a licence you must:
- be over 18 years old
- be eligible to work in Canada
- be fluent in English
- have no criminal record
- have no outstanding criminal charges
- not be the subject of a criminal investigation
The renewal process is the same as the initial application process.
All investigators must:
- successfully complete an approved investigator training course
- score 80% or higher on the provincial final exam
There are 2 approved training courses. Take either the:
- Alberta Professional Investigator Training Course, or
- Accredited Investigator Training Course
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Reference by: https://www.alberta.ca/security-service-worker-licence.aspx