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Online PI Training


The IEC Online Investigation Training (iecoit.com) Program was created to offer 2 specific areas of study:

  1. Classes for those interested in courses in Professional Investigation or those seeking CEU’s.
  2. Certificate in Professional Investigation was designed to offer enrolled students the knowledge and skills needed to become an entry level Intern in the field of Professional Investigation. This is the same 100+ hour program, created by Investigator/Author Rory J McMahon and being offered in Colleges around the U.S. The classes are based upon his best-selling books: Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, 3rd Edition (CRC Press), and Fraud Investigation, 3rd Edition (IEC Press); as well as several other books written by Professional Investigators recognized as the premier Investigators working in their fields.

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Investigation Education Consultants, Inc.
Professional Investigator Program Course Descriptions


FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTIGATION – 7 CEU’S

Video Lecture 1 - Mr. McMahon provides an overview of the Investigative Industry, including job outlook and earning potential. He describes the skills and attributes needed; and the various types of cases worked. He ten describes Sources of Information and Public Records, including online databases, used by Investigators. Session ends with an overview of the Internet and World Wide Web, which have changed the work of the PI.
Video Lecture 2 – McMahon provides a full examination of conducting Pre-Employment, or Applicant Investigations. Students will also be required to conduct a background search.
Video Lecture 3 – McMahon provides an overview of Domestic Investigations, which include: Asset, Custody, Fidelity, and Cohabitation Investigations. He ends with a case study and copies of Activity Reports
Students will also be able to download PDF’s of the PowerPoint presentations used in the Lectures, as well as a digital copy of Mr. McMahon’s latest book: Guide to Professional Investigation.


LEGAL INVESTIGATIONS – 6 CEU’S


Video Lecture 1 – McMahon provides an overview of Legal Investigations including: Structure of the US Constitution; Bill of Rights; Criminal & Civil Procedure; Civil Trials; Components of Criminal Offenses; descriptions of Arrest Requirements and a detailed description about Trials.
McMahon then goes on to explore different types of Legal cases and how they are investigated. He ends with tips on conducting record searches in legal cases.
Video Lecture 2 – McMahon provides an overview of Investigations in the Workplace. He then provides a look at several cases that he worked.
Video Lecture 3 – McMahon presents information about the Investigator as Witness, and/or Testifying in Court, Depositions and Hearings.
Students will also be able to download PDF’s of the PowerPoint presentations used in the Lectures, as well as a digital copy of Mr. McMahon’s latest book: Guide to Professional Investigation.


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS – 7 CEU’S


Video Lecture 1 – McMahon provides an overview of the criminal investigative process; methods of Investigation; phases of the Investigation; elements of a crime; use of Informants; & rules of evidence.
McMahon then describes various state and federal law enforcement agencies, documenting the crime scene and ending with Investigative Tools.
Video Lecture 2 – McMahon provides an overview of Terrorism and the government’s approach to investigating and prosecuting terrorists.
Video Lecture 3 – McMahon provides a case study of the infamous Liberty City 7 in which he worked as a Defense Investigator.
Video Lecture 4 – McMahon describes in detail a Homicide Investigation he conducted in Savanna GA. The case involved gangs and is still unsolved.
Students will also be able to download PDF’s of the PowerPoint presentations used in the Lectures, as well as a digital copy of Mr. McMahon’s latest book: Guide to Professional Investigation.


BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION – 5 CEU’S


Video Lecture 1 – McMahon provides an overview of the Art f the Background Investigation; use on Database Resources and public records and the limitations on searches. It ends with a Background assignment for the students.
Video Lecture 2 – McMahon provides an overview on conducting Due Diligence Investigations. He also assigns students do a search on him.
Video Lecture 3 – Mcmahon provides a detailed description on Restrictions on Records, including legislation which extremely hampers the Investigator ability to obtain needed information.
Students will also be able to download PDF’s of the PowerPoint presentations used in the Lectures.

FRAUD INVESTIGATION – 6 CEU’S

Video Lecture 1 – McMahon provides a comprehensive overview of fraud investigations including Financial & Corporate Fraud; Audit Trails; Fraud Detection; Economic Crime Schemes; Credit Card Fraud; Federal & state statutes regulating fraud and conducting Fraud Investigations.
Video Lecture 2 – McMahon provides a Case Study of all the different types of cases and criminals that he has investigated during the course of his 45+ year career as a Fraud Investigator. Included are some notorious fraudsters whose exploits were described in books.
Video Lecture 3 – McMahon provides a comprehensive guide to conducting Asset and Net Worth Investigations using cases that he worked.
Students will also be able to download PDF’s of the PowerPoint presentations used in the Lectures, as well as a copy of Mr. McMahon’s latest book: Fraud Investigation, 3rd Edition.

 




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