How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Minnesota

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

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 mission of the Board is to ensure investigative and security service practitioners meet statutory qualifications and training for licensure, and maintain standards set forth in Minnesota Statutes and Administrative Rules. Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required. Check the state licensing website for more information.

See also, the Minnesota State Law or the Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook.

Minnesota Private Investigator Associations

Minnesota Association of Private Detectives and Protective Agents (MAPI) – MAPI is an organization of Licensed Private Investigators and Protective Agents. With associate members such as Security Officers, Law Enforcement, Attorneys, and Vendors supporting the industry.

Contact a Private Investigation Agency in Minnesota

Contact a Private Investigator Agency in Minnesota – To contact a P.I. in Minnesota, please visit our worldwide directory of investigation agencies. Our directory may also help you find an agency to sponsor your training and certification efforts, and help you comply with state licensing requirements.

Training and Education Resources

  • 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 knowledge necessary to get licensed.


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