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 Investigation Education Consultants, Inc. (IEC, Inc.)   Designs collegiate level, turnkey educational courses and programs for colleges and career schools that plan to offer a Professional Investigation as a certificate or degree career path.
The principals of Investigation Educational Consultants, Inc. are experienced professional national trainers and educators specializing in custom designed collegiate level private investigation, security, personal safety and Homeland Security courses. These courses have been created to educate, train and prepare students to enter one of these chosen disciplines.
Programs are written for traditional quarter-system classroom environments but lend themselves easily to online distance learning adaptation and/or intense weekend formats.

Certificate in Professional Investigation Program

1. Eleven core courses as a diploma or certificate program.
2. Eleven courses as a specialization.
3. Offered as a classroom program and then a Certificate is issued by the Institution at the conclusion of the Program.

Specific Performance

IEC, Inc. will assist in screening, selecting and training faculty in the use of all program instructional materials, methods and techniques.

  • IEC, Inc. will provide the college/institute with custom designed and copyrighted curriculum.
  • IEC, Inc. will provide course outlines and detailed faculty instructional resource manuals for each core course. All texts are identified, and courses are designed around those specific current text resources.

Admissions / Career Development: IEC, Inc. will aid in:

  • Training Admissions personnel by conducting product knowledge workshop.
  • Training Career Development (Placement) staff.
  • Identifying area resources (PI agencies, PI associations, law firms, law enforcement, security agencies).

Complete implementation of the IEC, Inc. Professional Investigation program from start-up, to first class is approximately one quarter (12-16 weeks).

      Professional Investigator Certificate Program

Foundations of Investigation       12 Contact Hours
Interviews and Statements  15 Contact Hours
Skip Tracing/Locates  3 Contact Hours
Background/Due Diligence  6 Contact Hours
Insurance Investigation  12 Contact Hours
Report Writing/ Case File Management  3 Contact Hours
Legal Investigation  12 Contact Hours
Criminal Investigation  12 Contact Hours
Fraud Investigation  12 Contact Hours
Surveillance  12 Contact Hours
Surveillance Field Work Assignments  16 Field Hours
Ethics  6 Contact Hours

Total Contact Hours:   

105 (12 weeks)
16  Field Hours
121 Total Hours



IEC100 – Foundations of Professional Investigation

This course is designed as an overview of this program’s eleven core courses. In this foundational course, the student will learn and understand the basic structure of civil investigation, and will learn how to identify, plan, and implement the type of investigation best suited to fulfill the client’s need.

IEC105 - Skip Tracing

This course prepares the student for real world applications in skip tracing. Locating people is one of the most basic investigative skills. The student will follow disciplined fundamental steps in mastering the skill of locating missing persons.

IEC107 - Interviews and Statements

This course is an in-depth exercise and practice in the proper methods of conducting interviews of suspects, witnesses and victims. Students will learn and practice techniques to prepare a format to carry out a successful interview or interrogation. Further, students will learn the psychology of body language to identify signs of deception and will practice the taking of written and recorded statements, declarations and interrogatories.

IEC112 – Report Writing & Case File Management

This course prepares the student to respond to the internal investigative complexities of the business and corporate environment by learning the fundamentals of conducting an in-depth analysis of business records and organizationally quantifying the issues in dispute.

IEC116 - Surveillance

In this course, the student will learn the care, use and operation of still and video cameras. Field scenarios are studied, planned and executed. The student will demonstrate competency at crime scene photography, accident scene photography, covert surveillance, sub-rosa photography and videotaping.

IEC122 – Legal Investigation

In this course, the student will become conversant with the subject of law as it applies to private, civil investigations. The student will study modus operandi of criminals, plaintiff claims and defense strategies. The student will study nomenclature and language of trial law relative to all forms of civil litigation.

IEC141 - Insurance Investigation

This course is an in-depth study of the recognition, preparation and investigation of numerous common forms of fraudulent activity.  The student will learn successful methods of solving cases of inflated and fraudulent insurance claims.  Students will identify medical fraud, bank fraud, slip and fall and Worker’s Compensation fraud.

IEC142 – Background/Due Diligence

This course is an in-depth exercise and practice in the proper methods of conducting background and due diligence investigations. Before any investigation begins there needs to be background investigations conducted on subjects, witnesses, associates and even clients. This course will demonstrate how these searches are conducted.

IEC148 - Criminal Investigation

This is a course in law enforcement criminal investigation methodology. Private investigators must interact with, interview and cooperate with law enforcement investigators in criminal cases. The student will review and understand law enforcement investigations of homicide, larceny, burglary, sexual assault and robbery.

IEC149 – Fraud Investigation

In this course, students will learn to recognize all major forms of fraudulent activity, including economic crime schemes and corporate fraud.  Students will investigate and solve frauds involving fraudulent insurance claims, corporate fraud, economic crime schemes, telemarketing fraud, computer fraud, and federal fraud schemes. Student will also be taught how to conduct criminal defense investigations

IEC150 – Ethics

Students will learn the ethical dimensions of investigations and provided with good ethical practices and guidelines that will help them in their business and professional investigations, as well as running a successful and profitable agency.


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