The Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners (LSBPIE) requires completion of an approved 40-hour course prior to an applicant taking the state-licensing exam. This course covers rules, regulations, surveillance techniques, locating witnesses or missing
persons, interviews and statements, court records research, courtroom testimony, standard practices and much more! This course spans two consecutive weekends. The certification exam is held immediately following class on the last day of the 40-hour course. Successful completion of the course and exam is one of the first steps in pursuing a private investigations career.