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 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 Agencies. The Georgia...
How to get a private investigator license in Hawaii

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Hawaii

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Hawaii. The article includes an overview of the general licensing requirements and where to apply. Also, it includes recommendations for joining...
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

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Indiana. It includes an overview of the state licensing authority and an overview of the general requirements. Also, I'll provide suggestions...
How To Get a Private Investigator License in Kansas

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Kansas

Kansas Licensing Requirements If you're interested in becoming a private investigator in the state of Kansas, the following information will be quite helpful in getting started. Private investigator licensing...
How to get a private investigator license in Kentucky

How To Get a Private Investigator License 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 Get a Private Investigator License in Louisiana

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Louisiana. It provides information on the state licensing authority and the general requirements to get licensed. In addition, it provides recommendations...
Private Investigator License Maryland

How to Get a Private Investigator License 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 Division is responsible...
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How To Get a Private Investigator License in Massachusetts

This article explains how to get a private investigator license in Massachusetts. The article provides information on the state licensing authority, a list of the general requirements, and helpful information on training...