Background Investigation

16 Hour Training Course / 1.5 CEUs / Tuition: $400.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description:

Background Investigation prepares participants to conduct a legally defensible, job-related police background investigation. Participants will be taken through the background investigative process including the necessary steps for employment, legal  job-related inquiries, and suggested investigative techniques, helpful Web sites, and thorough review of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All participants will be furnished with a manual containing important material and useful forms that will aid the investigator in conducting the background investigation.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

      • Why background investigations are necessary
        • Conflicts vs. responsibilities for investigators
          • Job-related inquiries
            • Personal history statements and documentation
              • Confidentiality issues
                • Desirable characteristics of the applicant
                  • Working with the background investigation manual
                    • Real case exhibits and discussions
                      • Understanding the ADA
                        • Web sites and additional sources of information

                        Who Should Attend:

                        Officers responsible for conducting background investigations, training officers, or persons responsible for establishing background investigation programs or protocols.

                        Instructors:

                        Charles C. Hemp

                        James Itschner

                        Upcoming Training and Lodging:

                        If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Contact Theresa Newton for more details: tmnewt01@louisville.edu

                        Registration

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                        What Our Graduates are Saying:

                        "This was a very comprehensive course that covered the background process from start to finish. This course helped me to clarify segments of the process that I believed needed to be improved/enhanced. I also learned information that will ensure we are compliant with ADA guidelines."

                        "From the persepctive of an HR Manager the information is very useful. Great example of what a bad background can result in."

                        "I found this course to be extremely beneficial and worthwhile.  The material was easy to follow and flowed well. There were real life scenarios presented that were applicable and helped it to make sense."

                        "The course was very informative and has taught me all I wanted to learn to be able to do our own background checks on all new hires."

                        "The course was very helpful to me as a new background investigator.  The course was great with valuable tools to use."

                        "The course covered current material useful to conduct background investigations.  Information provided made the course worth the investment."

                        "Very informative course. Laid out a system that has been legally vetted.  Gives an investigator an idea as to how to properly plan and executive a background investigation."

                        "Mr. Hemp was very informative and obviously a skilled investigator. Really enjoyed his class and look forward to attending another of his classes."

                        "Excellent all around."