New York State Private Investigator Exam Review

Do you want to be the next Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Hercule Poirot or Magnum PI? Becoming a private investigator can be a very interesting and rewarding career.

New York State - Department of State
Examination Information and Schedule.
Written Exam: January - June 2020

  • Private investigators, by the very nature of the job are problem solvers who provide assistance to someone, most usually their client. The work is diverse and the clients can range from law firms, corporations to insurance companies or even members of the general public.

  • Private investigators, by the very nature of the job are problem solvers who provide assistance to someone, most usually their client. The work is diverse and the clients can range from law firms, corporations to insurance companies or even members of the general public.

  • Maybe a client needs to track down a witness in a lawsuit. Perhaps an insurance company will want to see if someone engaged in a fraudulent insurance claim. Maybe divorcing spouses disagree over the amount of the marital estate.

  • Unlike our fictional literary investigators, the PI uses skills to find missing people, investigate claims, hunt for missing assets and can observe people’s behavior.

Course Details

  • NY State Private Investigator

    This course prepares students for the New York State Private Investigator Exam. As a Licensed Private Investigator you will be able to gather information for use in various court services. Always remember to legally document all evidence to ensure your hard work is accepted throughout the judicial system.

  • 100 % Pass Guarantee

    If somehow, you are unsuccessful in your attempt at taking the licensing exam, The Training Institute, LLC will work with you and provide you guidance and suggestions as well as tailor your study efforts to focus on questions that pose a challenge for you. Our goal is for you to pass and that is what we aim to do by providing you with additional information and strategies, if needed. We are committed to supporting you to achieve your licensing goals.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Become a New York State Private Investigator (PI)

    • New York State Private Investigator (PI) Test Review

    • Practice Exam

Senior instructor

Paula Parrino, Esq.

Paula Parrino, Esq. has over twenty years of experience in the real estate and title industry, and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President and of Operations for Nationwide Court Services, Inc. Ms. Parrino has a great deal of experience in analyzing complex commercial and residential title issues and collaborating with Underwriters and clients on solutions to challenging title problems. She was a contributor to the New Jersey Real Estate Journal’s 2017 year in review, as her real estate experience spans several states including New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont foreclosure laws. Further, Ms. Parrino is an expert on process serving in the States of New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and taught a Continuing Legal Education course entitled ‘Challenges and Solutions to the Successful Service of Process in New York State.’ Ms. Parrino was also featured in the Long Island Business News Who’s Who December 2019 edition.

Ms. Parrino holds the following degrees: a Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University majoring in Political Science with minors in Economics and International Affairs; a Master’s Degree in Education from Dowling College; and a Juris Doctor from Touro Law School. Licensed by the New York State Department of Financial Services as a Title Insurance Agent, Ms. Parrino also has a New Jersey title license. A past recipient of the 40 Under 40 Long Island Business News Award, she is also an award-winning grant writer through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council. In 2019, Ms. Parrino was honored as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women in Business and was a recipient of the Herald News Real Estate Award for Achievement and Leadership. In 2019, Ms. Parrino also co-founded The Training Institute, an organization designed to provide training in many different fields.