How to Get a Private Investigator License in South Dakota


South Dakota Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

To become a Private Investigator in South Dakota, no Private Investigator license is required. However, business license must be obtained through Department of Revenue.  Check with the State Revenue Offices for the necessary forms, fees and procedures. Other special licensing requirements such as education requirements, experience requirements, examinations, and insurance may be required.

Contact Information
South Dakota Department of Revenue
445 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

Check the website for more information.

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South Dakota Private Investigator Associations

We recommend that anyone who works in the private investigation industry join an industry association. Investigation associations are a great way to stay in touch with changes in state laws and legislation. In addition, they are a great way to get access to training and education. Also, they are an excellent way of meeting other investigators and developing a referral network.

At the time of this writing, we couldn’t find any information on South Dakota Private Detective associations. If you have information on active associations in South Dakota, please send us the details at [email protected]

Find a Job with an Investigation Agency

If you’re already licensed and you’re looking for a job as an investigator, view our List of Private Investigation Agencies in South Dakota. Contact the private investigators and investigation agencies on the list to see if they are hiring.

Training and Education

  • 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.


  1. I like this link, my question is….how much does it cost for a business license for a private investigator in south Dakota?


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