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Interviewing Techniques and Truth Verification: Online

In this five-hour distance learning course, veteran PI and author Rory McMahon explores the art of interviewing and various strategies and techniques for conducting successful interviews in support of investigations. In addition to techniques for conducting interviews and recording statements, this course also provides guidelines for documenting interviews and report writing.

Topics include:

The Communication Process and The Art of Listening • Preparation for Interviews • Interviewing Strategies & Guidelines • Reading Body Language • Interrogation Technique • Documentation • Report Writing


This Internet-based training program includes the following S2 Online Academy lessons:

No. Lesson ID Lesson Title Presentation Time
1 INV 110 Principles of Interviewing and Truth Verification 2h 2m
2 INV 105 Basic Report Writing for Private Investigators 2h 36m

Total completion time for this course is approximately 5 hours.

Testing And Documentation

The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Student Comments

"Lots of good information for anyone looking to become a Private Investigator or sharpen their skills as one. I took this course as a lesson in technique for becoming a Law Enforcement officer.
  W. Hemberger

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S2 Members: $95.20
Non-Members: $119.00

Restriction Level:
Level 1 - Open to the Public

Private and Corporate Investigators

Expected Completion Time:
5 hours

20 questions, multiple-choice

System Requirements:
PC: Windows 98 or above
Macintosh: OS X or above
Linux: Flash 7 browser plugin & accelerated X
Browser capable of supporting Flash Player 7 Macromedia Flash Player 7 or later - Click here to get the latest version of Flash Player.
128 MB RAM
Pentium III 600 MHz or faster processor / OR Mac G4 600 MHz or faster Audio capability
High speed Internet - ADSL, Cable, T1+ (>=512 kBps)

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