Private Investigator Training

Upcoming Private Investigator Training Course:   January - February 2022

Private Investigator Training has changed and JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES is on the cutting edge of progress.  We continue to provide our respected Private Investigator Training Course online using Zoom.  Our Zoom class includes the instructor and classmates in a live, face to face format.

Our online courses are dynamic, interactive, fun and interesting.  Students benefit from the convenience of remote learning from a respected investigator and instructor.  

All that is required is a webcam and a desire to learn.  

JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES Investigations and Training offers several courses which are of interest to individuals who aspire to be private investigators as well as those who are already licensed and working as private investigators.  We are a fully operational investigation agency, which is recognized for our ability to create and present training courses for the private investigation industry.

All of the private investigator training courses offered by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES are conducted in online classrooms and taught by James Winter personally.  Students benefit from an instructor with decades of practical experience as well as a proven track record of teaching students to be successful investigators.  When you attend our training courses you will be in a Zoom classroom with a professional investigator and instructor as well as your classmates.

All of our courses include sessions for career enhancement and job search guidance designed to assist our students to obtain employment in the field.   

 

We have provided testimonials from students who attended our classes here.

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Training Courses & Certifications

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Ontario Private Investigator Training Course

     

This course is mandated by the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General for all candidates who wish to become licensed private investigators.  This 50 hour course is designed to prepare students to write the ministry private investigator's exam.   A section of this course is devoted to assisting students to find employment as private investigators and enhance their qualifications.

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James Winter has a 100% success rate with training his students to pass the provincial private investigators exam.  This extraordinary success is only possible with an experienced investigator and instructor in a class room setting.

A certificate issued by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES will be presented to students upon completion. This course is taught in-class by James Winter, an experienced and recognized investigator and instructor.    

Surveillance Level 1

Surveillance is the backbone of the private investigation industry in Ontario and it is essential that new investigators master this art quickly.  Far too often private investigation agencies push new investigators onto the road as surveillance operatives without providing adequate training.  The Surveillance Level 1 course provided by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES is designed to provide a comprehensive framework for surveillance investigators to learn and develop all the necessary skills to conduct surveillance and discreetly obtain video evidence.

This course is of particular interest to new or aspiring private investigators, however, it is open to current surveillance investigators from other agencies who feel they require a more thorough and structured training program. 

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Surveillance Level 2

 

This four-day course is composed of two days in-class and two days conducting surveillance training in the field.  A certificate issued by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES will be presented to students upon completion.

 

A section of this course is devoted to assisting students to find employment as private investigators and enhance their qualifications.  The course is taught by James Winter, an experienced and recognized investigator and instructor.

 

This advanced surveillance training course is designed for private investigators who desire to become experts at surveillance and move forward in their careers.  The Surveillance Level 2 course is focused on more advanced surveillance techniques with an emphasis on practical exercises in the community.   Students will develop skills for handling surveillance in difficult circumstances, dangerous conditions and unusual environments.  

This three-day course is composed of a half day in-class with two and a half days devoted to practical surveillance exercises in the field.  This course is open only to students who have completed the Surveillance Level 1 course through JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES.  

 

A certificate issued by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES will be presented to students upon completion.   This course is taught by James Winter, an experienced and recognized investigator and instructor.  

 

 

 

 

This practical course is of interest to current or aspiring private investigators who wish to pursue investigative interviewing as a career enhancing option.  Very few private investigators are trained or qualified to conduct investigative interviews.  This course is designed for students to obtain the necessary skills to confidently conduct a wide variety of investigative interviews, thus allowing the students to advance their careers and enter an exciting and diverse aspect of the private investigation field. 

Fundamentals of Investigative Interviewing

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As trained and qualified investigative interviewers are in high demand, a section of this course is devoted to assisting the students to obtain employment as investigative interviewers and advance their careers.

A certificate issued by JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES will be presented to students upon completion. This course is taught by James Winter, an experienced and recognized investigator and instructor.

For more information on these private investigator training courses please contact JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES Investigations and Training at:  

Certification Programs

JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES has instituted a special program to assist our students who want to advance in their careers and demonstrate their expertise.  We have created a certification program aimed at benefiting private investigators who have devoted considerable time and resources to improving their qualifications and professionalism. 

 

There are no additional fees for obtaining these advanced certificates. 

Certified Surveillance Specialist Certificate

The Certified Surveillance Specialist Certificate is awarded to students who have completed the Ontario Private Investigator Training Course, either through Conestoga College or JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES as well as Surveillance Level 1 and Surveillance Level 2.

The Certified Surveillance Specialist  Certificate will allow private investigator candidates to stand out from their colleagues due to the high level training they received in our courses.  This certificate will reflect the investigator's commitment to skills development, self improvement and professional advancement. 

Advanced Private Investigator Certificate

The Advanced Private Investigator Certificate is awarded to students who have completed the  Ontario Private Investigator Training Course, either through Conestoga College or JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES as well as Surveillance Level 1 and Fundamentals of Investigative Interviewing.  The recipients of the 

Advanced Private Investigator Certificate have demonstrated their professional versatility and commitment to becoming a well rounded investigator who is an asset to any private investigation agency.  This certificate is recommended to private investigators who are seeking the diversity of conducting surveillance as well as investigative interviewing. 

For more information on these private investigator certificates please contact JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES Investigations and Training at:

Each student who successfully completes the requirements of either the Certified Surveillance Specialist Certificate or the Advanced Private Investigator Certificate will receive a complimentary high-quality cotton golf shirt bearing the JAMES WINTER ASSOCIATES logo on the front and the word INVESTIGATOR embroidered in bold on the back.  These shirts are a great way to demonstrate your success to your employer, family and friends.

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