Online Class: Paranormal Investigation 101

This online paranormal investigation course will teach you all the important elements on how to conduct a proper, ethical and legal paranormal investigation of a potentially haunted building.

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Course Description

This course is designed to give you a deeper insight into the world of paranormal investigation. If you are a skeptic, but possess an open mind, you will discover that paranormal investigation is similar to the process of forensic investigation.  Essential characteristics of a paranormal investigation require a cautious approach backed up with scientific methodology.
The provided information will prepare you to establish yourself as a leading source when families are plagued by the possibility of ghosts, poltergeists or other haunting specters. We will study the different types of paranormal activities, a typical case study of a "Haunting", the essential investigating equipment, the investigating process and how to deal with the aftermath of an investigation. This course will also include a list of research centers, associations and web sites of interest to a potential or seasoned paranormal investigator.
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Course Motivation

Have you ever experienced paranormal activity firsthand?

Has the notion that a ghost, poltergeist or other entity inhabits your home crossed your mind more than once?

Maybe one of your friends or relatives has fallen prey to a series of unexplained events and came to you for help 

Or, perhaps you're just passionate about the paranormal and still look forward to your own first close encounter?

Whatever circumstances have prompted your own investigation into the world of paranormal investigators, this comprehensive online course will initiate you into an exciting, relatively unexplored area of scientific study that will change the way you look at the world around you forever.
If you're somewhat of a skeptic, then you'll find this class refreshingly based on facts and measurable data. While some investigators opt to rely on psychic and occult powers for their research, individuals that complete this course will have the latest scientific technology at their disposal to enjoy greater success and heightened credibility.
All in all, you'll find that the procedures and protocols of paranormal investigation are much more like forensic investigations than you've ever have thought possible.
Self-paced and all-inclusive, this class is constructed around convenience. You'll never have to shuffle your schedule around to participate, or race out and load up on expensive textbooks or other materials.
Enrollment is open all day, every day, so you can get your hands on the information you've been seeking even right now!
Get ready to learn the essentials of paranormal investigation! You'll need a careful approach that you can back up with scientific methodology!
Do you know the difference between EMP and EVP? Were you aware that there are actually different kinds of hauntings that can really impact how you'll carry out and follow-through on your investigations?
Are you worried that by becoming a paranormal investigator, you may actually become the center of attention for entities all across your regional area?
All three of these questions are legitimate concerns, and all three of them will be covered for you over the course of the class' six, in-depth lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities

Lesson 2: A Haunting A Typical Scenario

Lesson 3: Investigating Essentials

Lesson 4: The Finer Art of Ghost Busting

Lesson 5: What to Do if You Find Evidence of Paranormal Activities

Lesson 6: Knowing When the Job is Done
When all is said and done, successful completion of the class will prepare you to meet six foundational objectives: 
An improved scope of paranormal studies especially the jargon and terminology prevalent in the field

A better understanding of the various types (not to mention the various degrees) of a haunting

A checklist of essential investigative equipment and tools that should be in every seasoned paranormal investigators toolbox

A familiarity with the procedures and policies to follow in order to give your investigations scientific value and credibility

Plus, keen insight on how to handle the needs of the clients you'll be investigating for, as well as how to successfully wrap up your investigations

Although this class has been developed for the convenience of self-paced learning, all lessons must be completed in order. Before you can access the reading materials, assignments and tests for Lesson 2, you'll first need to complete all objectives and assignments for Lesson 1, and so on.
Fortunately though, you'll find that everything you'll need in order to successfully pass has already been provided for you from the minute you enroll. All class links, resources and other supplemental materials are provided at the end of each lesson. While there are a few books that the Instructor recommends reading, none of the suggested titles are mandatory. Nor will you need to invest in other software programs or other applications. So, not only is this course self-paced and self-contained, its also affordable and convenient to enroll and attend!
You'll never have to totally rearrange your personal or professional schedule in order to show up for class on specific dates or times. Simply attend when (and only when) you can work around the demands on your everyday life.
However, by the time you've completed your final exam, you'll have gained a multitude of tips, tricks and techniques that you can use to turn your passion for the paranormal into professional success.
Class registration is open all day, every day, so sign up now to get prepared for the strange and mysterious journey of professional ghost hunting. 
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(2,963 votes)

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities

In this lesson we will go over this growing scientific field, how paranormal activites are detected, terminology used, and further academic studies. Additional lesson topics: Media Library; Paranormal Activity Links 46 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Paranormal Experiences; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Assessment: 1. Introduction to Paranormal Investigation

Lesson 2: A Haunting: A Typical Scenario

In this lesson, we'll cover what a haunting is, as well as the various types of hauntings you might face. We'll also look into the various degrees of a haunting and what you and the affected family should plan to do next. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 2: What is a Haunting?
  • Assessment: 2. Hauntings

Lesson 3: Investigating Essentials

This lesson will focus on four primary objectives: The initial phone call, Making an assessment, Interviewing witnesses and Identifying fraudulent claims. 47 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 3: The Purpose of the Initial Call
  • Assessment: 3. Investigation Essentials

Lesson 4: The Finer Art of Ghost-Busting

Throughout this lesson, we'll cover the basics of an on-site investigation, from signs to look out for; equipment to add to your tool box, as well as some commonly trusted procedures protocols for running a first-rate, professional investigation. Additional lesson topics: Procedures and Protocols for Investigators 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 4: Commonly Trusted Policies and Procedures.
  • Assessment: 4. The Process of Investigating

Lesson 5: What To Do If You Find Evidence of Paranormal Activities

This lesson will focus on deciding how to deal with the activity found, deciding whether you'll seek to communicate directly with the entities involved or do the job without interacting with them directly. Additional lesson topics: The Everything Ghost Hunting Book 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: 5. Finding Evidence of Paranormal Activities

Lesson 6: Knowing When the Job Is Done

In this lesson, we will cover the particulars of follow-up visits, and also some preventative care tips to help eliminate the possibility of future manifestations. 227 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Are you interested in belonging to a paranormal investigation group?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Assessment: 6. Knowing When the Job Is Done
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a paranormal investigation is and what it consists of.
  • Describe a typical scenario.
  • Identify the investigating essentials.
  • Describe the procedures to follow in conducting an investigation.
  • Summarize what to do if you find evidence of paranormal activities.
  • Describe how to know when the job is done.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Paranormal Investigation 101
Course Number: 31201
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (2,963 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: February 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This was very a helpful class. I learned a lot about the ethics of an investigation. I didn't realize all that goes into an investigation. I feel like there was a lot of information covered and I can't think of anything that should be added. I'm looking forward to Paranormal Investigation 201. Thank you for this course!" -- Hazel H.
  • "This course was very informative and to the point. I feel I learned a lot and look forward to the second course." -- Tara A.
  • "I really thought this course was fantastic and I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to being able to help clients in need to the best of my ability. Thank you soooo much." -- Kathleen W.
  • "The course was incredibly helpful, it allowed me to learn the meanings of terminology that I was familiar with but didn't fully understand until now. It also provided tips and tools to help me obtain my goal to become a paranormal investigator and help people." -- Brandon P.
  • "The course was very informative and interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable and grades papers promptly." -- Tina A.
  • "I enjoyed the course and happy there are similar ones available. I look forward to learning more about the paranormal world." -- Kathleen P.
  • "I enjoyed this course very much. I am on to Paranormal Investigation 201 now. Can't wait to finish. Thank you so much." -- Lynn S.
  • "I enjoyed the course I am glad it is offered online and at your own pace. I look forward to starting my investigations. Thank you." -- Patrick J.
  • "I loved the class and the instructor, it was a great experience." -- Therese P.
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