State Licensing Authority
The Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division is is responsible for oversight and licensing of private investigators and private security companies.
The requirements for obtaining an Arkansas private eye license include a minimum of two consecutive years of investigation experience. This experience must be documented in writing by the company or agency where the investigations were assigned or ordered. Applicants must also take and pass the state board exam.
For more information, visit the Arkansas State Police website at http://asp.ark.org/services-and-programs/detail/private-investigators-and-alarm-installation-monitoring.
Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required. Check the state licensing website for more information.
The state reciprocates on private investigator licenses with the following states: Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. To qualify for reciprocity, the license must be current, and the applicant must have been licensed in the reciprocal state for at least two consecutive years.
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State Private Investigator Associations
Join one of the state’s investigator associations to network with other’s in the industry, learn about laws and legislation affecting the practice and get access to training and education opportunities. Following are the main associations in the state:
- Arkansas Association of Professional Private Investigators (AAPPI)
- Private Investigator’s Association of Arkansas (PIAA)
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Additional Licensing Information
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