Fidelity Investigative Training Academy

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Academy Policies & Procedures


Missed Classes 

     The student understand that registration payments for course tuition is to hold a space for the student in that class, and, as such, are non-refundable, and that in the event that the student fails to attend any Fidelity Investigative Training Academy course in which they enroll, that they forfeit the total class fee paid. The student understands that no student in any course is guaranteed a “Certificate of Course Completion”, nor certification of any kind, merely as a result of having paid for any course. The student further understands that failure to pass prerequisite written and/or practical examinations, required by each course, will result in non-certification.

     The student further understands that failure of any final examination of any course will require the final examination to be retaken, and a fee assessed of $ 20.00 per re-examination. The student understands that the State of Illinois required courses for certification require specific total hours of training, and that failure to be at training and in the classroom at the appointed time may result in disqualification from taking the qualifying exam for that class session, and that the student may be required to retake the course in its’ entirety. The student understands that these determinations are at the sole discretion of the Training Academy, by and through its’ appointed representatives.


Unforeseen Class Absences

     If a student is unable to attend a class session, due to accident or sickness, the student shall be able to re-schedule or attend missed days in following class periods. A student who completes the course of instruction, but fails the qualifying examination is not due a refund in any case. The student may retest at the following test date at the student’s expense.

Exam Failure

     If a student fails a final examination, the student have the opportunity to retake the final exam at a later date. A processing fee of $ 25.00 will be accessed for each attempt. If a student fails a practical examination, such as a range test, a processing fee of $ 25.00 will be accessed for each attempt, and the student will be responsible for associated costs, such as range fees, firearm rental and ammunition.



Waiver & Release

      The student understands that the submitting of the enrollment application, does not automatically constitute acceptance of enrollment. Further, the student states and affirms that the information contained in their application is both true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. In addition, the student gives Fidelity Investigative Training Academy my full and complete permission to conduct a background investigation for enrollment purposes, which may include (but not be limited to) an investigation into any and all criminal convictions, former employer feedback reports, and any and all other reasonable means and methods to determine suitability, fitness and qualifications for enrollment in any and all courses.

     The student understands and agrees that Fidelity Investigative Training Academy has the right to refuse to provide training to anyone, for any reason. Further, that the student, their heirs, administrators, executors, and agents, fully and completely waive, release and hold harmless Fidelity Investigative Training Academy its’ shareholders, directors, executives, mangers, employees, subcontracted companies, affiliates and authorized agents from any and all causes of action, including (but not limited to) third-party causes of actions, arising directly or indirectly, as a result of their submission of the completed enrollment application, their participation in Fidelity Investigative Training Academy training resulting from such application (or ensuing related employment activities), any and all activities (including “Acts of God”) during class, or from any and all other acts, errors or omissions related to their enrollment, my classroom training or their voluntary participation in the Referral Program.


Responsibility of the Academy

     This state licensed training academy is responsible to the State of Illinois, to provide the state-certified courses in accordance with state statutes and requirements. This responsibility supersedes and takes precedence with respect to certifying any student who has completed any such course. If the student has failed to meet the minimum standard set and approved by the state, by and through its proper department, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, such student cannot, by law, be certified as having completed the course in question.

     The training academy will make every reasonable effort to provide an opportunity for such students to be certified at a later time, as stated on this page, which may include a second attendance by the student at the next session of that same class, at the student's expense.

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