How To Get a Private Investigator License in Utah

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How to get a private investigator license in Utah
Learn how to get a private investigator license in Utah

If you want to know how to get a private investigator license in Utah, follow the instructions below. The article provides an overview of the licensing authority, including contact information. In addition, it includes a list of general requires. Also, review the recommendations for joining an association and where to find training opportunities.

Utah Private Investigator Licensing Authority

Private Investigator licensing in Utah is handled by the Utah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).

Utah Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Address: 3888 West 5400 South, Taylorsville, UT 84129
Phone Number: 801-965-4445
Website: https://bci.utah.gov/private-investigator-licensing/

Visit the website to get the most updated and specific information on the requirements, download application forms, supporting documents, and to understand all of the requirements to become a private investigator in Utah. Although the forms are available on the website, you must submit the information in person at the above address.

Who can apply to get a private investigator license in Utah?

You may apply for a private investigator license in the state of Utah if:

  • You are at least 21 years of age
  • You are a legal resident of Utah
  • You are good moral character

Experience Requirements

To qualify for an agency license, the application must have at least 5000 hours of experience in investigations. Applicants who will be working for an agency must have at least 2000 hours of experience. You are required to complete a verification of investigative experience form as part of the application process.

Cost to Apply for a Private Investigator License

The state charges an application fee of $242.00 for a private investigation agnecy license. The fee is good for licensing license one private investigation agency and the owner of that agency. The renewal fee is $115.00 per year.

For each individual investigator license, there is a fee of $142.00. The renewal fee for individual licenses is $65.00 per year.

These prices are subject to change at any time, so please visit the licensing website listed above for the most recent pricing information.

Insurance and Bonding Requirements

Each applicant is required to have a surety bond in the amount of $10,000. In addition, each applicant must carry at least $500,000 in liability insurance. A copy of the surety bond and proof of the insurance should be attached to the application.

Processing Time

After you submit an application, a background investigation will be completed. Then, your application will be reviewed by the board. According to the website, it currently takes about 90 days to process an application.

Utah Private Investigator Associations

Once you get a private investigator license, we recommend that you join the Private Investigators Association of Utah (PIAU). The PIAU provides helpful information for existing and aspiring private detectives. Visit the website to get the latest information and news about what is happening in the private detective industry in the state of Utah.

Find a Job as a Private Investigator

If you’re looking for a job, refer to our list of Private Investigators in Utah. Contact the private investigators and investigation agencies on the list to inquire about open positions.

Training and Education

The state of Utah has a minimum requirement for the number of hours of experience once must have in order to get a private investigator license. However, there are no specific training requirements and an exam is no required to get licensed.

If you’re interested in general private investigation training programs, view the article Training Resources for a list of training programs and home study course.

Questions

If you have any questions about how to get a private investigator license in Utah, please post a comment below.

The Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook: How to Get a Private Investigator License in any State

The Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook: How to Get a Private Investigator License in any State – If  you’re interested in getting a private investigator license in any state, and you need a little bit more help, check out the Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook. The Private Investigator’s Licensing Handbook provides an overview of the services provided by private investigators, the typical work environment, career outlook and salary range. Plus includes an overview of the basic licensing requirements for each states and where to find more information. The book is available on Amazon.com for just $3.49.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.

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