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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.

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Tennessee

Tennessee Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Licensing Authority Private Investigator licensing in Tennessee is handled by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance – Private Investigation and...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Colorado

Licensing Authority Private investigator licensing in Colorado is governed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Office of Private Investigator Licensure. Licensure for Private Investigators is...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Ohio

Ohio Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of Ohio is handled by the Ohio Department of Private Investigator and Security Guard...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in New York

New York Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of New York is handled by the New York Department of State Division...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator 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...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Nevada

Nevada Private Detective Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of Nevada is handled by the Nevada State Licensing Board.  This agency is responsible for...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Maryland

Maryland Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator Licensing in the State of Maryland is handled by the Maryland State Police, PI Licensing Division.  The Licensing...

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...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

Arizona Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Licensing Authority The Arizona Department of Public Safety, Licensing Unit is responsible for private investigator licensing in the state of Arizona....
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arkansas

State Licensing Authority The Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division is is responsible for oversight and licensing of private investigators and private security companies. Requirements The requirements...
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