The Private Detective licensing exam is offered twice a year, every September and March, by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
The next examination is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The deadline for submitting your application to Continental Testing Services is January 31, 2020. However, it is strongly recommended that you get your application into Continental Testing Services sooner than the deadline.
The Exam Prep Seminar
We offer a formal, 12-hour classroom study-review session.
The classroom presentation will focus on basic core areas of the examination, a review of the textbooks for each profession, and will highlight those areas previously tested.
Course materials will include a study-guide outline covering the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, the Illinois Criminal Code and the Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Act and Rules.
Where and When
Thursday, February 13,
Friday, February 14,
and Friday, February 28, 2020
5:00 – 9:30 pm
200 W. Adams St.
Combined Private Detective and Private Security Contractor
It is possible for a person to take both the Private Detective and Private Security Contractor examinations at the same time, providing that you qualify for both licenses.
However, if you are going to take a combo exam, you MUST apply for both license examinations separately. In other words, although you will be taking only one examination, you MUST fill out and timely submit each application separately and pay both separate license examination fees to Continental Testing Services.
We offer an option to take both the Private Detective and Private Security Contractor Exam Prep Seminars together at a significant discount. The dates for the seminars are the same.
We have been providing Private Detective (PD) and Private Security Contractor (PSC) license examination preparation seminars for 23 years and have had over 1,756 successful PD and PSC applicants pass the examination.
Although we cannot guarantee that any one individual will pass the examination on his/her first attempt, we do guarantee that anyone who takes our seminar and does not pass will be allowed to retake the seminar as many times as necessary without charge until he/she passes.
We will also provide additional one-on-one tutoring to those in need of additional help at no cost in order to ensure that those who take our class have the best possible chance of passing this exam.
Private Detective Exam Prep Seminar
Combined Security Contractor and Private Detective Exam Prep