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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...
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How To Get a Private Investigator License in the United States

If you want to get a private investigator license, read this helpful guide to learn how to get licensed in any state in the...
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Alabama

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Alabama

State Licensing Authority Until recently, private investigators were not required to be licensed in the state of Alabama. In June of 2013, the Alabama legislature...
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

If you want to get a private investigator's license, this article explains how to become a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona....
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arkansas

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arkansas

This article explains how to become a licensed private investigator in Arkansas. If you want to get your private investigator license in Arkansas, this...
How to become a licensed private investigator in California

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in California

This article explains how to Become a Licensed Private Investigator in California. It provides resources to help you get licensed, join an association and...
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...
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...
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. In addition, it provides a list of resources for getting started after...
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...
How to get a Private Investigator License in Georgia

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Georgia

Georgia Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of Georgia is handled by the Georgia State Board of Private Detectives and Security...
How to get a private investigator license in Hawaii

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Hawaii

Hawaii Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of Hawaii is handled by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs -...
How To Get a Private Investigator License in Idaho

How To Get a Private Investigator License 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...
How to get a private investigator license in Illinois

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Illinois

Illinois Licensing Requirements Licensing Authority Private investigator licensing in the state of Illinois is handled by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional...
How To Get a Private Investigator License in Indiana

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Indiana

Indiana Licensing Authority Private investigator licensing in the state of Indiana is handled by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Private Investigator & Security Guard Licensing Board. Contact...