Although being a Private Investigator is pleasing in itself, getting a license to be a private investigator can be very tough a task, not only will you need to undergo extensive training, but you will also need to travel a considerable distance to school and get certified, and even after all that, you will still be thinking of how to deal with the many tough tests and strict guidelines when requesting a license.
Let’s take a brief look at some things that will be considered before you get licensed, it will be really helpful if you carefully read through it and work on the suggestions as these may likely be all you need to get licensed on your next attempt.
Government Recognized Certificates
Before your application is even reviewed, you will get dropped if you are presenting any certificate that may not be approved or recognized by the British government. For you to be even considered, you should have a university degree that clearly shows you have studied investigations and security related courses either here in Britain or in any internationally accredited universities. You should also have one or more academy qualifications in cases where university degrees are not available. There are many schools and academies that train private investigators.
The government will not license someone who isn’t good at a particular job. So if you are not sure of your skills set yet, I think you should take some time to get more training; that is necessary for you to be able to be more confident in the job you do, and when you think you have what it takes to do the job, you can then reapply for a license.
Your past may have to be brought to the present if you are planning to get certified as a private investigator. Just as in the recruitments in other armed forces, your past records will have to be checked extensively before you can be put in charge of the lives of millions of Britons, so if do have a little glitch in your past, then I think you should be prepared to defend yourself, clearly showing reasons why they have to trust that you are changed.
I really think your rates; certificate and lecturer feedbacks are things that will also be checked before you can get licensed. Having a good rating, with trainers and lecturers living a positive feedback will be like pushing you forward.
It will not be right if you get licensed to practice a profession you never learnt about, so for you to get licensed, your skill set will be tested and you may have to prove beyond doubts that all the presented documents were really your works.
So improve your skills, develop your strengths, get adequate training, have a clean record with the authorities, or better still, work to develop a good record with them, get certified by a government recognized institute and you are on the track to getting licensed.