How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C. Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

Private Investigator licensing in Washington D.C. is handled by the District of Columbia Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB), Metropolitan Police Department.

Visit the D.C. SOMB website for more specific information on obtaining your private investigator license.

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

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Washington D.C. Private Investigator Associations

  • At the time of this writing, we couldn’t find any information on Washington D.C. Private Investigator associations. If you have information on any active professional associations in Washington D.C., please send us the details at [email protected]

Hire a Private Detective in Washington D.C.

  • Find a Private Investigator in Washington D.C. –  To hire a private detective in Washington D.C., 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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