Fidelity Investigative Training Academy
4224 West Belmont Avenue, 2nd Flr., Chicago, Illinois 60641
Office: (224) 678-0311 - Fax: (773) 455-4252
Change your career today!
You can benefit from decades of experience of investigators who are instructors in our program. If you have been skeptical of the online or correspondence "Private Eye" courses, we understand. Correspondence courses can provide a good deal of information, but should always be partnered with instruction from local investigators to fill in the gaps.
Learn from those who have the experience of investigative work here in Illinois. Some aspects of learning how to become a private detective are universal, but some aspects are not. Each state has their own laws and focus, that the prospective private investigator needs to know to be successful. A "cookie-cutter" approach to private investigator instruction does not address these very important issues.
Why Fidelity Academy?
There are many online Private Detective Courses, Home Study Private Detective Courses, and even some Colleges are offering courses in Private Investigation. So what makes Fidelity Academy a better choice?
There are some things you need to know about Illinois;
1. The State of Illinois requires certified training in a state-approved course of study by a Licensed Private Detective or Private Detective Agency, before you can work in private investigations in Illinois.
2. The State of Illinois does not accept online courses or home study courses as meeting the state-mandated training requirements in Private Investigations.
3. A college diploma or degree is NOT a substitute for the state-mandated training. Even if you spend thousands of dollars in a career college in their private investigations course, you will still need to complete a State of Illinois approved 20 Hour Private Detective Employee Course.
4. You do NOT need to spend thousands of dollars on a course in Private Investigations from a career college or online college program, to start working in private investigations in Illinois - you DO need to complete a 20 Hour Private Detective Employee Course and get your PERC Card. We can help you do both!
The U.S. Department of Labor Says This About The Private Detective Field...
Employment change. Employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow 22 percent over the 2008–18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for private detectives and investigators will result from heightened security concerns, increased litigation, and the need to protect confidential information and property of all kinds.
The proliferation of criminal activity on the Internet, such as identity theft, spamming, e-mail harassment, and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, also will increase the demand for private investigators. Employee background checks, conducted by private investigators, have become standard for an increasing number of jobs.
Growing financial activity worldwide will increase the demand for investigators to control internal and external financial losses, to monitor competitors, and to prevent industrial spying. More individuals are investigating care facilities, such as childcare providers, hospices, and hospitals.
Job prospects. Keen competition is expected for most jobs because private detective and investigator careers attract many qualified people, including relatively young retirees from law enforcement and military careers. The best opportunities for new job seekers will be in entry-level jobs in detective agencies. Opportunities are expected to be favorable for qualified computer forensic investigators.
Credentials No Other Investigative Training Academy
In Illinois Can Claim:
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor.
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, OWCP as an approved federal training contractor
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is registered with the Illinois Department of Employment Security's Illinois Career Resource Network (ICRN).
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is registered with the Illinois Department of Human Services as an approved training vendor.
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is registered with the Illinois Workforce Development System (IWDS) as an approved training vendor.
Fidelity Investigative Training Academy is registered with the City of Chicago, Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) as an approved training vendor.
State of Illinois, Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulation - License # 102-000232