How To Get a Private Investigator License in Kentucky

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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.

Licensing Authority Contact Information

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators
911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: 502-782- 8809
Fax: 502-696- 4961
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://kpi.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident alien
  • If you have any felony convictions, ten years must have passed since the completion
    of your sentence
  • No convictions for crimes involving dishonesty or moral turpitude within the past five
    years
  • If you are a military veteran you must not have been dishonorably discharged
  • Be of sound mental capacity
  • No misdemeanor or higher convictions within the past three years for crimes involving
    controlled substances
  • May not have been enrolled in a facility or program for substance abuse in the past
    three years
  • May not chronically or habitually use alcohol or drugs

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.

Investigation Agencies in Kentucky

Connect with investigation agencies in Kentucky find a sponsor to help you gain investigation experience to meet the state licensing requirements.

Training Information

Training Resources – Improve your chances of getting licensed by completing a degree program, training course, or home study course. Learn what options are available to get the investigative knowledge necessary to get licensed.

Questions and Additional Information

If you have any questions about how to get a private investigator license in Kentucky, please post a comment below. If you’re interested in learn about the licensing requirements for other states, check out the Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook.

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