BUSAN, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A professional education institute to foster private investigation administrators (PIA) has been established in Busan.
PIA refers to those who provide data and information to clients after collecting and analyzing them within the legitimate range.
Prior to the establishment of the education institute, residents of Busan had to go to Seoul to take PIA courses.
The Republic of Korea Institute for Detective, established in Busanjin District in Busan, announced on Wednesday that the first batch of 18 trainees had completed the entire course on July 3.
The curriculum of the institute consists of private investigation science, the science of law, credit collection, civil lawsuit, private investigation related laws, techniques related to investigation, questioning, tailing and surveillance, and how to find people who are missing or wanted.
The trainees have different backgrounds, including former and current police officers, lawyer’s office managers, licensed real estate agents, and travel agency CEOs.
“Some trainees took classes not just to acquire the PIA license but to improve their job capabilities or to launch their own business,” officials at the education institute said.
The chairman of the institute is Kim Hyung-joong, former professor of the Division of Law and Police at the Busan University of Foreign Studies, who also served as a police superintendent.
A group of retired police executives and lawyers also joined the institute as teaching faculty members.
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