SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Plans Private Investigator Course

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Workforce Solutions will offer a Private Investigator course on its Bradenton and Venice campuses. The course provides the basic information on becoming a licensed private investigator, including regulation of the industry, department rules, licensing criteria and techniques of investigation.

The course will be offered at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., on Friday, Jan. 13; Saturday, Jan. 14; Sunday, Jan. 15; Friday, Jan. 20; Saturday, Jan. 21; and Sunday, Jan. 22.

The course will be offered at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail on Friday, Feb. 3; Saturday, Feb. 4; Sunday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 10; Saturday, Feb. 11; and Sunday, Feb. 12.

Friday classes are 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday classes are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost of the six-day, 40-hour course is $395.

This course meets the state licensing requirements to earn the Private Investigator Class CC Intern license and qualifies applicants to apply for a private investigator's internship through the Florida Division of Licensing. For more information, contact Lee Kotwicki, director of Workforce Solutions, at 941-363-7218, or email To register, visit

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