How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Idaho

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Idaho

Idaho Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

Currently, there are no private investigator licensing requirements in the state of Idaho.  A business license may be required.

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

Idaho Private Investigator Associations

Private Investigators Association of Idaho – A professional organization created to provide a voice for  private detectives and related professionals within the State of Idaho and throughout the United States. The Association offers its members extensive professional 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 throughout the state.

Although Idaho does not have licensing requirements on a statewide level, there are some cities which require a private investigator to obtain a license. We are now offering a certification program for investigators in Idaho and beyond. Individuals may now apply to become Certified Private Investigators through our associations program. As a (CPI), All applicants must pass an exam, undergo a scrutinizing background investigation, complete continuing education yearly, carry liability / errors and omissions insurance and a bond. The certification for Certified Private Investigator (CPI) is a registered trademark with the state of Idaho as well as the United States Federal Patents and Trademark Office ( Trademark currently being processed).

Professional Private Investigators Association of Idaho (PPIAI) – The PPIAI website provide information and resources for existing and aspiring private eyes.

Hire a Private Detective in Idaho

  • Hire a Private Investigator Agency in Idaho – To hire a private eye in Idaho, please visit our worldwide directory of investigation agencies. Our directory may also help you find an agency to sponsor your training and certification efforts, and help you comply with state licensing requirements.

Additional Information

Training Resources – Improve your chances of getting licensed by completing a professional degree program, training course, or home study course. Learn what options are available to get the investigative knowledge necessary to get licensed and begin your career.


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  1. Idahoprivateeye
    Idahoprivateeye 4 July, 2015, 14:09

    The PIAI – Private Investigators Association of Idaho is a great association for private investigators not only in the state of Idaho but the entire US. The PIAI offers the CPI – (Certified Private Investigator) certification for qualified private investigators nationwide.

    Private investigators who wish to join the PIAI must meet certain requirements in order to become members. Background check and , private investigation experience are just a few of the requirements to join. Members must adhere to the PIAI Code of Ethics and undergo background investigations yearly in order to maintain membership.

    A trusted public resource, the PIAI offers its members many valuable benefits including:

    * CLIENT REFERRALS

    * INSURANCE DISCOUNTS

    * MEMBER NETWORKING

    * WEBSITE DISCOUNTS

    * MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE & VERIFICATION

    There are 5 different types of membership:

    * ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

    * ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

    * AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

    * STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

    * HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

    The PIAI has been featured in several articles related to the private investigation industry and is well accepted across the United States as a trusted resource for clients in need of investigative services.

    Visit the PIAI for more information on membership & the Certified Private Investigator program.
    http://piai.us

    Member PIAI

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