Find out:
  • To identify what makes something logical or illogical.
  • How to analyze information so you know exactly what to do to correct a situation.
  • The skills you need to identify the actual reasons behind success or failure in any aspect of life.

Course Overview

The Investigations Course

Many people go through life in a rather hit-or-miss fashion, casting about for ideas to explain why their projects improve or decline, why they are successful or why they are not. Guessing and “hunches,” are not very reliable. And without the knowledge of how to actually investigate situations, good or bad, and get the true facts, a person is set adrift in a sea of unevaluated data.

Accurate investigation is, in fact, a rare commodity. Man’s tendency in matters he doesn’t understand is to accept the first proffered explanation, no matter how faulty. Thus investigatory technology had not actually been practiced or refined. However, L. Ron Hubbard made a breakthrough in the subject of logic and reasoning which led to his development of the first truly effective way to search for and consistently find the actual causes for things.

Knowing how to investigate gives one the power to navigate through the random facts and opinions and emerge with the real reasons behind success or failure in any aspect of life. By really finding out why things are the way they are, one is therefore able to remedy and improve a situation—any situation. This is an invaluable technology for people in all walks of life.

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Course Details

Ease of Study

This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments and practical exercises.

Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.

Length of Course

8 to 10 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.


Booklet: Investigations

or The Scientology Handbook

Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step.

Course Completion

Upon completion of The Investigations Course, you will receive a certificate by e-mail.


The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the “Need help?” button in your online course program.

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Success Stories

“I have learned how to use a more practical approach to finding answers to common problems and issues that I otherwise would have had a hard time figuring out.

“The Investigations Course has given me a different perspective with regards to how to look at and analyze a problem. It has shown me how to keep a more focused view of the issue at hand and find more practical solutions to the problem.

“It will definitively help me in my continuous growth as a Scientologist and assist me in my everyday business and personal life. It will give me a different perspective on solving problems in life. Thanks again.” –H.S.

“On this course, I learned how to question an area with things that aren't correct, in order to pull the string and continue asking questions in the illogical areas until the data is exposed and the situation can be handled and corrected. I learned all of the specific outpoints that can exist in a situation and practiced finding them until I was comfortable with them. I also did this for the positive points, in order to be able to find them and strengthen them.

“I also learned the importance of having an ideal scene to compare the current situation with. I learned the investigatory actions needed to find data and to be able to correct things by doing a correct investigation in the correct sequence and find the right WHY behind it so that the situation can be handled.” –C.F.

“Everything has a reason behind it. And Scientology has given me the ability to learn what those reasons are and to control them. The skill of investigation—the ability to think logically and get to the bottom of things—allows me to look into, handle, and improve any situation in any area of my life. I have been able to identify outpoints in my work environment, and to handle them so that my business becomes more like an ideal business. Hardly a day goes by in which I do not apply Mr. Hubbard’s technology to make my life better in some way.” –S.R.


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Why Do This Course?

Frustrated by failures?

When things go wrong, are you left wondering why? Would you like to get to the bottom of why things aren’t going right? Is your success or failure just “dumb luck”?

Pick up a newspaper and you will find different explanations by corporate executives and political leaders as to why a company’s stock fell or political initiatives misfired. But if they really knew the causes, they’d be able to instantly make things better.

Investigations can be applied by anyone to look into and discover the real causes of success or failure. It’s a system based on logic, the subject of reasoning, and when applied can remedy and improve any situation.

On the free online course, Investigations, find out:

  • How to analyze a situation
  • The role that familiarity plays in envisioning an ideal scene
  • How to find a correct “Why” that will open the door to an effective handling
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