Introduction To Private Investigation – Alberta

All-inclusive Price!
Introduction to Private Investigation - Alberta is $400.00. This includes the cost of one written provincial exam, no hidden fees, no extra expenses. Bonus: we have a partnership with eProctor Canada that allows you to write your exam from home. eProctor Canada exams are scheduled every week on Tuesday and Friday - book online at with only two business days's notice. 

Private investigation is a diverse profession requiring a broad range of knowledge and skills. During the course of a career, a private investigator will work in many different areas: from insurance fraud and corporate crime to missing persons and executive protection. In every case, a private investigator must be equipped with basic skills and strategies to ensure effective outcomes for clients.

Introduction to Private Investigation - Alberta is a comprehensive training course for individuals seeking to obtain the essential knowledge and skills necessary to enter this industry. This course was adapted from content created by the Professional Investigators' Association of British Columbia under the direction of the Registrar of the Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General Security Programs. It will meet all legislated knowledge-based learning requirements for individuals seeking a private investigator’s security license in the Province of Alberta.

This program is accredited (under SSIA Course Accreditation #AT000407) by the Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General as meeting the training requirements specified in the Security Services and Investigators Act.

Delivered in four modules, this online course is equivalent to 60 hours of classroom instruction and covers the following learning areas:

  1. Part I: Licensing, Liability and Safety (2.5 hours)
  2. Part II: Legal (5.5 hours)
  3. Part III: Basic Tools of the Trade (7.5 hours)
  4. Part IV: Technological Aids (4.5 hours)

Full course description and learning objectives

Provincial License Exam Requirements

If you have high-speed internet access and a quiet room in your home, eProctor Canada is a convenient way to write your exam from the comfort of your own home. You will be supervised remotely by a trained and approved proctor all while saving on time and money of traveling to an in-person exam.

To book your exam, successfully complete the Introduction to Private Investigation course and download your certificate. Register for an online exam at eProctor Canada by following these steps.

Note: Your exam fee is included in the price of the course, but you will be required to pay for any re-writes.

If you are required to take the exam again, you will be charged a fee of $100 for each rewrite.

If you have any questions about the exam process, contact PSKN Support.


Target Audience
This course is designed for individuals who are preparing to obtain a Private Investigator's license in Alberta. It may also serve as a useful refresher for experienced investigators. Furthermore, this course will be of value to anyone in a career where investigation is an essential skill, including security, public safety, wildlife and fisheries conservation, environmental investigation, human resources, litigation support, social services, and other government ministries that conduct investigations.


20 Hours