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 Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Kentucky

Kentucky Private Detective Licensing Requirements Private investigator licensing in the state of Kentucky is handled by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators. The Kentucky...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Louisiana

Louisiana Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private investigator licensing in the state of Louisiana is handled by the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators Examiners. Visit...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Maine

Maine Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private investigator licensing in the state of Maine is handled by the Maine State Police Licensing Division.  The Maine State...
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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...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Massachusetts

Licensing Authority Private Investigator Licensing in the State of Massachusetts is handled by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. State Licensing Requirements The state...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Michigan

Michigan Private Investigator Licensing Requirements In Michigan, a license is required when engaging in the business of furnishing, for hire, fee or reward, professional investigator...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Minnesota

Minnesota Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator Licensing in Minnesota is handled by the Department of Public Safety Private Detective & Protective Agent Services Board. The...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Mississippi

Mississippi Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Currently, a private investigator license is not required for the state of Mississippi.  Since laws change frequently, those who are...
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Missouri

Missouri Licensing Authority Private Investigator licensing in the state of Missouri is handled by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Board of Private Investigator Examiners....
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How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Montana

Montana Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Private Investigator licensing in the state of Montana is handled by the Montana Board of Private Security. The Board of...
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