How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Oregon

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Oregon Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

Private Investigator licensing in the state of Oregon is handled by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.  See also, the Oregon State law on private investigators. Visit the website for the specific information, applications and forms required to obtain your private investigator license in Oregon.

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

Oregon Private Investigator Associations

  • Oregon State Private Investigator Association – The state of Oregon’s premier investigation organization. OALI is not only the oldest, but also the largest with paid membership. The OALI membership consists of investigative professionals and associates, whose mission since 1983 has been to promote a standard of excellence among individual investigators, enhance public confidence in the profession, provide training and represent the industry in public and political forums.

Hire a Private Detective

  • Oregon Private Investigator Directory – To hire a private eye, 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 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 to get licensed.


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