Licensing Requirements

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Alabama

Alabama Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

Until recently, private investigators were not required to be licensed in the state of Alabama. In June of 2013, the Alabama legislature introduced Senate Bill 172. There was nearly unanimous support for this bill in the House and Senate. SB 172 was sponsored by Senator Bill Holtzclaw of Madison, Alabama and Representative Howard Sanderford from Huntsville, Alabama.

The Alabama private investigator licensing board is chosen by the governor, community and other state and local groups.

In the near future, private investigators will be required to submit their finger prints and undergo background checks. They will also have to complete continuing education courses just like private investigators in many other states. Currently, no information is available about the licensing requirements on the state’s website. Check www.alabama.gov for more information.

A business license is required for all businesses operating in the state.


Alabama Private Investigator Associations

  • Alabama Private Investigators Association (APIA) - The Alabama Private Investigator’s Association (APIA) is dedicated to bringing one voice to all investigator’s in the State of Alabama and common standards and training. The APIA’s website has information on members, association’s by-laws, committees, meetings, and contact information. The APIA lobbied heavily to encourage the state to begin regulating private investigators.

Hire a Private Detective in Alabama

  • Alabama Private Investigator Directory-  To hire a private investigator in California, visit our directory of private eyes and private investigation agencies. Our directory may also help you find a private investigation agency to sponsor you as a beginning private investigator.

Additional Private Investigator Licensing Information

  • Private Investigator Training Resources - Improve your chances of getting licensed by completing a private investigator degree program, training course, or home study course. Learn what options are available to get the private investigation knowledge necessary to get licensed.



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