Nebraska Private Investigator Licensing Requirements
The Nebraska Secretary of State Licensing Division handles Private Investigator licensing in Nebraska. To begin the process, request an application for a private detective, agency, or plainclothes investigator from the Licensing Division.
Licensing Authority Contact Information
Nebraska Secretary of State Licensing Division
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE 68509-4608
Location: State Capitol, Room 1305, 1445 K St., Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2385
Fax: (402) 471-2530
Before issuing each license, the Nebraska State Patrol will investigate the character and reputation of each individual making an application. The investigation may take up to 90 days to complete. All applicants must complete the application for any license and meet all of the minimum requirements before taking the examination.
All eligible applicants are tested on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nebraska State Capitol. Applicants interested in taking the test should contact the Licensing Division at (402) 471-2385 before taking the examination.
Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be necessary. Check the state licensing website for more information.
Nebraska Private Investigator Associations
After you get your license, consider joining a private investigation industry association. Importantly, associations are a great way to stay in touch with legislative changes that affect private investigators. In addition, associations often sponsor training and education seminars and courses for their members. Also, they are a great way to network with others in the industry to build a referral network.
Nebraska Association of Licensed Private Investigators – NALPI is an advocate of private eyes and entities in various investigative fields and their related disciplines. Associations are a great resource for networking, industry information, and educational opportunities.
List of Investigation Agencies in Nebraska
If you’d like to apply for a job with an agency in your area, view a list of existing investigation agencies in Nebraska. An agency can sponsor your training and certification efforts and help you comply with state licensing requirements.
Training Resources – Improve your chances of obtaining a license in Wisconsin by completing a degree or certification program, training course, or home study course. Learn what options are available to get the investigative knowledge necessary for a license.