Certificate Information

Whether you are looking to move your career forward or starting a new one, gain job-ready skills in private investigation. Complete all six courses to earn the Certificate of Achievement.

Required textbook, used for all Private Investigation courses: 

The Everything Private Investigation Book: Master the Techniques of the Pros to Examine Evidence, Trace Down People, and Discover the Truth (Everything Series). ISBN 9781598695359


You won't need to write the provincial exam when you apply for a private investigation license in Alberta.


Basic computer skills, keyboarding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word.

About your instructors

Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot have a knack for undercover work and a thirst for the truth. They have written two books. Gotcha: How to Tell if your Lover is having an Affair and Sex, Lies and P.I.s. Their work has been featured in newspapers and magazines. They have fascinated audiences on many television and radio shows.

Note: Email ced@bowvalleycollege.ca to request your certificate when you have completed all required courses. Certificates are not issued automatically.

Required Courses

Introduction to Private Investigation is the prerequisite for all the other courses in this certificate.  Take this one first, and then take the others in any order. 

Contact Bow Valley College

School of Continuing Learning

Phone: 403-476-2223

Email: study@bowvalleycollege.ca

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