How do you become an insurance detective?

Insurance companies use special investigators to better clarify suspected cases. To do this, they turn to detective agencies and hire detectives who have the necessary know-how.
Anyone who has registered a trade as a detective can become a so-called “insurance detective” by commissioning an insurance company.

How to complete training to become an insurance detective

  • The minimum age for the courses offered by the “Central Office for Training in the Detective Trade” (ZAD) is eighteen years.
  • An intensive course lasting ten months and a combination course lasting 22 months are offered for beginners.
  • Both courses have the purpose of adequately preparing their participants for the profession of detective and of imparting useful theoretical knowledge.
  • The three main areas of knowledge include criminalistics, law and special professional knowledge.
  • Each course costs around EUR 3,500, which you can pay in monthly installments.
  • In addition to this, you will incur costs for literature as well as meals and accommodation at the seminars.
    You should consider this before starting the training.
  • At the end of each course, there is a final exam and if you pass, a certificate is issued for the achievements made.
  • Furthermore, the participants receive a confirmation of their qualifications if they can prove two years of practical experience.

In order to be able to work as an insurance detective, you should acquire specific knowledge about the insurance industry and gain practical experience after you have passed basic training at the ZAD.

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