Certificate Program in Professional Investigation

  • Ready for a Professional Investigation career that has flexibility and freedom?
  • Do you want to increase your efficiency and effectiveness to solve cases faster?
  • Are you willing to do the work needed to raise your investigative skills to the professional level?

The Boston University Professional Investigation Program is taught by nationally known PIs and licensed attorneys who work on high profile cases. They have worked with BU to develop a rigorous PI program that will prepare you to be a successful professional. You will become more effective in your practice at the following areas addressed in this certificate:

  • Finding missing people
  • Supporting criminal defense work
  • Solving identity theft cases
  • Helping with personal injury cases

If you like working for yourself, selecting cases that are most rewarding, and creating your own schedule, then Professional Investigation is a great fit for you.

Who is the program for?

This program’s design allows students to develop into professionals. Past students have had the following backgrounds:

  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Career changers
  • Paralegals
  • Insurance adjusters
  • Collections specialists
  • Criminal justice and law students
  • Private Investigators
  • Bank Loan Approvers

Boston University’s Professional Investigation Online Program addresses all aspects of the profession. Taught by professionals who work in a variety of investigative capacities—many of whom are also experienced licensed private investigators and attorneys—and designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working individuals, this comprehensive curriculum delivers more than one hundred hours of instruction in six modules. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a certificate in Professional Investigation from Boston University.