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Background Investigation Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 1
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


This single-course certificate is designed for those individuals who conduct preemployment personnel background investigations for public safety employment. The student will be introduced to the federal and state fair employment laws, job dimensions, job traits, and essential functions of the background investigator. The student will understand the role and responsibilities of the investigator in the preemployment background investigation process, and will gain the ability to conduct effective preemployment interviews as well as how to document a thorough preemployment background investigation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Background Investigation Certificate program are:

  • Complete 1 units from
    • Background Investigation

Background Investigation - complete 1.00 units
AJ 205.17Background Investigation1.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Summer 2012

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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