May 30, 2019



The course, conducted personally by Francesco Finanzon (a private detective since 1980 and an author of 4 investigation manuals), is dedicated essentially for those who want to start their career of a private investigator, but it might be interesting also for investigation journalists or ordinary citizens interested in the topic.


In order to participate in the course, you need to have a clean record and, in case of minors, be authorized by parents.

The dates of the course are set at irregular deadlines, based on the applications of participants. In order to take part, it is necessary to submit the appropriate application form and pay the registration fee at least 3 days before the start of the first lesson

The course is conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, in total for 60 hours of theoretically-practical lessons, spread into 8-10 weeks.

The textbooks are the ones of Francesco Finanzon which are included in the price of the course.


  • Source analysis and methodologies of information acquisition;
  • Interviews and interrogations, technics of the interviews;
  • Surveillance, stalking and tracking, methodologies and equipment
  • The undercover investigations: preparation, interview and infiltration;
  • Studying, planning and management of an investigation;
  • Legal aspects of the private investigations;
  • Professional risks, customer prevention and protection.

The course costs 1.200 EUR (VAT included), which needs to be paid in advance.

At the end of the course every participant gets a certificate of attendance and the best ones might be chosen as the Investigative Collaborators of Octopus Investigation Agency.