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P.I. Licensing Requirements

Learn how to become a licensed private investigator in each state. Each state listing provides and overview of the requirements to obtain a detective license, a link to the state licensing website, links to relevant state laws, a list of state associations and recommended training resources. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a private eye, this is the place to find out how to get licensed.


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How to Get Your Private Investigation Business Up and Running

The first step to starting a private investigation business is to obtain a private investigator license for the state in which you plan to operate. For more detailed information on licensing, visit...
Get a Private Investigator License

How To Get a Private Investigator License

Learn How to Get a Private Investigator Licensing in any State This article provides an explanation of how to get a private investigator license in any state in the U.S. The...
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Alabama

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Alabama

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Alabama. It covers the state licensing authority, the general requirements for getting a license and how to apply. Also, you'll find...
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Arizona

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Arizona. It provides contact information for the state licensing authority and a list of the general requirements. In addition, it covers...
Private Investigator License in Arkansas

How to Get a Private Investigator License in Arkansas

If you want to get a private investigator license in Arkansas, be prepared. Of all the state licensing rules, regulations and procedures we've looked at, Arkansas is the most confusing. In the following article,...
How to become a licensed private investigator in California

How to Get a Private Investigator License in California

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in California. It provides resources to help you get licensed, join an association and get the training and education you need.
Get a Private Investigator License in Colorado

How To Get a Private Investigator License Colorado

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Colorado. It includes an overview of the state licensing authority and their contact information. In addition, it covers the general licensing...
How to get a private investigator license in Connecticut

How to Get a Private Investigator License in Connecticut

Licensing Authority The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is responsible for processing the license applications and employee registrations, as well as investigating complaints concerning violations of...
How to get a private investigator license in Delaware

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Delaware

This article explains how to get a private investigator License in Delaware. The article includes a list of general requirements, an overview of the licensing application process, and contact information for the...
How To Get a Private Investigator License in Florida

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Florida

Florida Licensing Authority 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...