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How to become a private investigator?

Becoming a private detective is not a random choice. It is a career we choose fully. Like any “passionate” profession, that of private investigator involves making many concessions. 

What are the most well-known training programs to become a private detective? 

A law from March 18, 2003 requires French private detectives (whether the head of an agency or an employee) to have an agreement from the CNAPS (National Council of Private Security Activities, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior) in order to practice. Therefore, two conditions apply to your journey: a clean criminal record and a state-recognized training. 

3 training programs are recognized: IFAR, ESARP and the professional license from the University of Nîmes. 

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