Florida Private Investigator I

This course is one of two courses created by the state of Florida to prepare individuals interested in an occupation that requires the unarmed Private Investigator Intern Class "CC" license. In order to apply for the Intern license, students must acquire a contract with a Licensed Class C Private Investigator who will serve as a mentor/sponsor for the length of the required internship. This contract is a piece of the application for your Class CC PI Intern License. After successfully completing your internship, with the endorsement from your mentor/sponsor, you can then apply to take the State test for the Class C Private Investigator License.

Students will learn the necessary skills required for licensure, including understanding and demonstration of professional ethics, legal issues, evidence, surveillance, equipment for private investigation, report writing, anti-terrorism, courtroom demeanor and practice. (24 hours)

Note: Students are required to complete both portions of the Florida Private Investigator Intern Program to be eligible to receive a state of Florida issued Certificate of Completion(Part I & Part II).

Required Textbook for Part I & Part II: 

The Everything Private Investigation Book: Master the techniques of the pros to examine evidence, trace down people, and discover the truth by Sheila L. Stephens

Please Note: This class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment number is not met.

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Meet Our Instructors

Jim Wojnar

Before working as a private investigator Jim Wojnar obtained his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts in 2003.

As an accomplished Senior Private Investigator today his professional background has consisted of working as a Private Investigator for over the past seventeen years for a variety of different clients across the world from politicians, professional athletes, musicians, insurance companies, and the everyday citizen. Before private investigative work Jim worked in the private security field for five years. He started in the field as a field investigator in the area of Boston, Massachusetts in 2003 for a company based out of Orlando, Florida. His regions of coverage were the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.  In 2008 He opened my own private detective agency in Massachusetts called, Northeastern Investigative Services LLC. In 2014, He obtained his Florida private investigator license and opened a private detective firm in Florida called A1A Investigators, Inc. He relocated to the Jacksonville area full time in January of 2016 to focus on the Northern Florida region.  In Florida he holds a class A Agency License #  A 1400124, class B security agency license #B 1700240, class C private detective license #C 1400548, Class D security officer license #D 1719982, and a class M Investigative Agency Manager license #M 3000002.  

Jim has also worked as an independent contractor investigating bus accidents for the Jacksonville Transit Authority since 2019.  He is a licensed claims adjuster in the State of Florida and his all lines adjuster license is #W580151.


Program code :

CWN 0234

Cost :

$ 299

Email: workforceops@fscj.edu



Term Class # Location Room Day Time Date
Spring 5598 Live Online - Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm 3/30/2024 - 5/4/2024
Summer 3701 Live Online Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm 6/1/2024 - 7/13/2024
Live Online
8:00am - 12:00pm
3/30/2024 - 5/4/2024

Live Online

8:00am - 12:00pm
6/1/2024 - 7/13/2024