Principles of Undercover Work

Few assignments in criminal and private investigations are as dangerous and challenging as undercover work. The key to success in undercover work is preparation, mindset, and forseeing traps of circumstance. Even a simple mistake in one of these three key areas can turn the most successful operation into a disaster. In this two-hour distance learning program, former undercover operative Sam Hall presents practical real-world advice on planning and executing undercover investigations based on his years of experience as an undercover FBI cut-out and work with the CIA. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Inspiration & Motivation

  2. Agents & Spies

  3. Private Investigators Working Undercover

  4. Common Signs of Lying

  5. Covert Life Halted

  6. Sam the Spy

  7. Personal Covert Training & Instruction

  8. Advice for Law Enforcement Officers

  9. Personal Surveillance and Other Issues