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Visit the Colaiste Ide or other further education college website. Apply for a place on the security course, which prepares students for work in the garda siochana, or the security industry. Improve the skills you need to work as a private investigator, such as communication and computer skills.
- 2). Gain work experience in the security field, for example with a department store, if full-time college is not for you. Visit the Association of Professional Investigators website to explore appropriate courses in Ireland, if you already have background experience in security. Apply for a place on a course, such as the Irish Training and Educational Centre online course. Pay the fees of about 605 Euros, as of 2010.
- 3). Study a range of subjects, including surveillance techniques, the law as it applies to private investigators, and methods of interviewing. Complete the course over several weeks on a part-time basis.
- 4). Apply for membership of the United Kingdom Professional Investigators Network, by completing the online application form and paying the fee. You may then set up on your own firm, or apply to an existing firm for a position as a private investigator.