Courses Offered

Sam Brown Investigations offers over 50 career courses at HOME or ONLINE, covering investigative areas of Law, Information SourcesInvestigative MethodsCourt Preparation, and Business Intelligence.



These courses are designed to provide basic understanding of the laws that affect the investigator.

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Business and Professional Codes
  • Privacy
  • CAJI Jury Instructions
  • Drugs
  • Family Domestic Relationships
  • Polygraph
  • Bail Enforcement
  • Criminal Defense
  • Gangs and Juvenile Crimes

These courses are designed to help the investigator conduct effective record searches through public information sources. Included are: federal, state, and local government records, databases, CD-ROMS, microfiche and other sources.

  • Background Investigations
  • Skiptracing
  • Sources of Information & Cultivation
  • Pretexts
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Confidential
  • Database Information System
  • Asset Searches
  • CD-ROM Microfiche/Websites
  • Public Records
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Internet High Tech Crimes

These courses provide and introduction to the methods and techniques investigators will use.

  • Surveillance/Subrosa
  • Fraud
  • Integrity Shopping Honesty Tests
  • Video Taping
  • Undercover Investigations
  • Computer Forensics
  • Workers Compensation AOE/COE
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Loss Prevention/Internal Theft Detection

Since attorneys are the major source of business for investigators, these courses focus on the skills needed to work for them.

  • Attorney Services
  • Court Testimony
  • Court Filings
  • Process Service
  • Electronic Debugging; Counter Measures
  • Copyright Infringement and Intellectual Property

These courses cover gathering information, management and communication skills, since these skills make the difference in being a successful investigator in this highly competitive field.

  • Corporate Investigations
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Environmental – Toxic Torts
  • Interrogation
  • Interviewing – Statements
  • Job Descriptions
  • Ethics Do’s and Don’t’s
  • Client Management
  • Law Enforcement Relationships
  • Report Writing
  • Communication Skills
  • Business Ownership
  • Insurance Defense
  • Psychological Profiling