How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Missouri

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

Missouri Licensing Authority

Private Investigator licensing in the state of Missouri is handled by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Board of Private Investigator Examiners. Below is the contact information for the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Board of Investigator Examiners:

P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1335
573.522.7744 Telephone
573.526.0661 Fax
800.735.2966 TTY
800.735.2466 Voice Relay
[email protected]

Visit the website to get information on licensing requirements, get exam information, view disciplined licensees, read news and more.

Other Requirements

Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required.  Check the state licensing website for more information.

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Missouri Private Investigator Associations

Missouri Association of Private Investigators – The main investigator association for professional detectives in the state. Join the association to network with others, stay informed of industry issues and legislation affecting the industry and get access to learning opportunities.

Hire a Private Detective in Missouri

Hire a Private Investigation Agency in Missouri – To hire a private investigator in Missouri, visit our directory of private eyes and private investigation agencies. Our directory may also help you find a private investigation agency to sponsor you as a beginning private investigator.

Training and Education Resources

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


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