Licensing Requirements

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Florida

Florida P.I. Licensing Requirements

Private Investigator licenses in the State of Florida are handled by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Division of Licensing Services. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, licenses and regulates the private investigative industry in accordance with Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.

The Florida Division of Licensing website provides an extensive amount of information that will help you get a private investigator license in Florida. On the website, you can read overview of licensing requirements, renew your license, change your address, search for a licensee, and view the state laws that govern private detective licensing.

Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required.  Check the state licensing website for more information.


Florida Private Investigator Associations

  • Florida Association of Licensed Investigators – Established in 1994, the FALI is the largest private investigator association in the State of Florida. The FALI website provides up to date information and news on the private investigation industry, as well as an extensive amount of resources for existing and aspiring private eyes.
  • Florida Association of Private Investigators - The Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc. is a professional organization created to provide a voice for licensed private investigators and related professionals within the State of Florida and throughout the United States. FAPI offers its members extensive networking opportunities with other experienced investigators nationwide, and a place to share referrals, questions, sources of information and more in a friendly, non competitive, yet professional atmosphere through our members only discussion group and forums.
  • Florida Certified Investigators – Florida’s Professional Investigator Certification Program

Hire a Private Detective in Florida

  • Hire a Private Investigator in Florida - To hire a private investigator in Arkansas, 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 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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