How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Kentucky

Get a Private Investigator License
Download and complete the necessary forms from the state licensing website.

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 Board of Licensure for Private Investigators serves to promote, preserve, and protect the public safety and welfare through effective regulation of the practice of private investigations. The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators accomplishes this mission through the examination, testing, and licensing of prospective professional investigators; regulation and discipline of all licensed private detectives; and through appropriate communication of information and laws pertaining to the practice of private investigations in Kentucky.

Requirements may change, so please visit the website for the most up-to-date instructions related to the licensing application process. Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required. Check the state licensing website for specific details.

Kentucky Associations

Kentucky Professional Investigators Association (KPIA) – Kentucky’s officially recognized organization of professional investigators. The KPIA association and website provide a variety of helpful resources for existing and aspiring private eyes.

Hire a Private Detective in Kentucky

Hire a Private Investigator Agency in Kentucky – To hire a private investigator in Kentucky, visit our directory of agencies. Our directory may also help you find an agency to sponsor your training and certification efforts and help you meet state requirements.

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