Nothing you buy makes you a Private Investigator.

If you’re trying to become a Private Investigator, then I have some bad news for you this week.

There is nothing you can buy that makes you a Private Investigator or a Process Server.


There is no certificate, no training course, no “Union”, no identification card and (especially!) there’s no badge you can buy – that once you own it – makes you a Private Investigator.

Same for Process Server.

“Owning” something does not make you a P.I.

It doesn’t work that way.

Of course, you know by now I sell Private Investigator and Process Server training courses. So is it weird that I’m telling you buying a course or a badge or a “thing” doesn’t make you a private investigator? I don’t think it’s weird. I think it’s just being honest with you!

3 Ways to become a P.I.

1. If you want to be a Private Investigator you can get your P.I. license with the state.

There is precious little you’re going to be able to show them (aside from experience working as an investigator!) that they’re gonna count towards giving you a license. So look at your state’s requirements, see what you need. Definitely it ain’t a badge! You probably have to pass a written test. You have to have experience. They might (just maybe) count a college degree as part of your experience, but they will still require more!

But, most importantly, notice this… you can’t buy these things!

Arguably, you can buy the knowledge that will help you pass the test. But that alone still does not make you a Private Investigator! You can’t buy it.

2. Work for a licensed Detective Agency

Another way to become a Private Investigator is to work for a licensed P.I.

Many detective agencies don’t have hard rules about who they hire, and they might be willing to hire and train you. If they hire you, they’ll usually register you with the state under their license and then you’re a private investigator.

Again, notice… nothing you bought got you that. No course you took, no certificate you got, nothing.

And, crying out loud, do not show up at a job interview for a private investigator and say, “I already have my badge!” I promise, you will not get you the job. You may get you thrown out of the building.

3. Be an “in-house” investigator for a company (or work for a government agency).

The third way you can be a private investigator is to an in-house investigator. That means you are an employee of a bank, retailer, logistics company, etcetera working in their fraud department, compliance office or something like that.

Usually these employees aren’t called “private investigators”, but they are doing much of the same work and the experience frequently counts towards the states experience requirement.

But again notice… nothing that you bought, got you there.

So why “buy” training then?

Yes, I sell training to teach different investigative skills. I have The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Surveillance. If you buy that does make you a private investigator? No!

Does it make you better at surveillance? It it sure does! And, if you already own or run a detective agency, it has the scripts and other marketing to help you get more clients and make more money. But simply buying and owning the course does not make you a P.I.

Can you buy my training courses, tuck the DVDs under your pillow, take a little nap and wake up a private investigator? No! (Duh!) You can’t “buy” being a Private Investigator!

Likewise, I have The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving and it’s great training! It will teach you the things you need to know to become a process server but, just by owning that training, that doesn’t make you a process server!

Special Announcement: As of today’s posting (and I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do this), but right now, I do have some professional process server badges. Good quality, professional process server badges that I am including, when you buy The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving.

But… QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. To see if this offer is still available, check the details at

Does a badge make you a P.I.?


So you get my Process Server training and (if I still have any) the Process Server badge – at no extra cost. Great, now you have a badge. Does that make you a process serer? Nope.

The badge helps identify you when you do get the job. But just having the badge doesn’t make you a Process Server. You can’t just throw it in your glove box and say, “Now I’m a process server.” You still have to actually do the job!

Of course, becoming a process server is a lot easier than being a, private investigator! You can get hired as a Process Server much more quickly and easily than you can as a P.I.

But notice, it’s not taking the course that makes you a process server. It’s not having the badge that makes you a process server. It’s actually getting the job and doing it.


If you are contemplating taking a course to become a private investigator, ask yourself this:

Has the person teaching the course created the results in their own life,
they’re promising to create in your life?

Have they done what they are promising to teach you? Have they been there and done that?

Personally, I went from zero – nothing – to being a state-licensed private investigator, running my own agency, hiring people, feeding my family paying the mortgage and the whole nine yards!

From start to finish I’ve done it, including process serving.

Heck, that’s why I created The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving, because I wanted to serve process! I knew it would be lucrative for me, giving me that extra money at the end of the month to help make ends meet. To bump up my revenue. But nobody would teach me!

So, I finally had to teach myself. Then, after doing for years – gaining real-world experience of what works and what doesn’t – I packed it all together and now I offer it for sale so you don’t have to struggle in the same way.

Now you can create the same results in your life I created in mine!

You still gotta learn the information, it’s just a heck of a lot easier now.

So don’t get hustled. Don’t get scammed by anything online (or in the back of magazines), whatever it might be, that says, “you can become a private investigator” by buying their thing.

How about this… let me give you some more free information right now with my special report If You Want To Be a Private Investigator Give Up… Unless You Do These Three Things. You can get it right here…

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Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.

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