The field of paranormal research is not an exact science. we are all constantly learning and adapting to changes in our approach to investigative and research methods. There are no real experts in this field! If you are considering becoming a paranormal investigator we would suggest that you do some homework on the subject and what it entails. There are many courses available online, some good some not so good. Remember that a Paranormal Investigator Certificate is only as good as the paper it is printed on. Having that piece of paper doesn't make you a good investigator! Read books on the subject, learn the proper use of the equipment and research the many investigative techniques and protocals. That along with practical application in the field is what will make you a good investigator!
SWFLPR does encourage its members to get certification only because it adds a sense of structure and direction to the otherwise confusing and sometimes contradictory subject of the paranormal.
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Case Manager. This as with all positions in SWFLPR is a volunteer position and will require an individual with an aggressive personality to research location history and interact with potential clients of SWFLPR. This applicant must be able to locate and arrange meetings with people in need of our services and pre-screen the selection of cases for consideration by this team. Interested applicants may submit their applications for review to SWFLPR at
We are also looking for a Research Specialist. This position will require a person with the desire and ability to research the history of reported hauntings and report their findings to the director for inclusion in the teams report to the clients. Applicants for this position will also be required to complete a Level 1 Paranormal Investigator training program and a 90 day probationary period and also participate in actual investigations.
Currently there are no positions available for"Sensitives", Psychics etc.

Membership requirements are as follows:
1. Applicant must be at least 18yrs of age
2. No felony record.
3. High School Graduate or GED.
4. Must be available to serve at least 10 hrs per month.
5. Must have dependable transportation.
6. Applicants may be required to submit to random urine testing for drug use.
7. Applicants may also be required to take a polygraph.

All new members will go through a 90 day probationary period and a Level 1 Paranormal Investigator training program that will include five on-site investigations and a written exam completed with a score of 75% or better to successfully complete membership requirements and upgrade to Investigator status. The on-site investigation requirement will most likely go beyond the 90 day probationary period.
Training will be on-going and further courses and certifications will be required.