How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Minnesota

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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.

Minnesota Private Investigator Associations

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  • Hire a Private Investigator Agency in Minnesota – To hire 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.

Additional 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 knowledge necessary to get licensed.


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