Background Investigation Course


  • February 6 - 9, 2023 ($116.00) (Waitlisted)
  • March 20 - 23, 2023 ($116.00) (Waitlisted)
  • July 24 - 27, 2023 ( Summer Fees $114.00)
  • September 5 - 8, 2023 ($116.00)
  • November 28 - December 1, 2023 ($116.00)


Fees include registration, health fee, material fees (if applicable), parking fees (if course is on campus).  Fees can vary per semester.  Fees are subject to change.  Fees are based on California resident.  Contact the Academy for out-of-state fees.



Fresno Pacific University North Campus
5 River Park Place West - Room 307
Fresno, California 93720


Reserve Your Seat

Please call and cancel your reservations if you cannot attend. College Registration fees are subject to change without notice. Make checks payable to Fresno City College. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to the first day of class.

Lead Instructors

Ray Sandoval - Fresno Police Department (Ret.)
Ana Carillo - Fresno Police Department (Ret.)

Certified Hours

32 hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description - AJ217

Designed to provide the background investigator with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report. This course will provide basic techniques and procedures for the background investigator.


A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. These skills and knowledge base are related to adopted POST and/or industry standards. NOTE: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.