How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in South Dakota

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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.

Check the state licensing website for more information.

South Dakota Private Investigator Associations

  • 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]

Hire a Private Detective

  • Hire a Private Investigator in South Dakota –  To hire a private eye in South Dakota, 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.


  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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