How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in West Virginia


West Virginia Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

If you want to become a private investigator in West Virginia, licensing in the state is handled by the West Virginia Secretary of State – Private Investigator Licensing.

Any person or group of people who perform investigative or security guard functions in West Virginia are required to be professionally licensed, unless one of the exemptions specified by the law applies. Visit the state’s website for more detailed information on requirements and exemptions for each license type.

Other special licensing requirements such as education, work experience, professional examinations, and insurance may be required. Please visit the state license website for more information. Also, buy the Private Investigator Licensing ebook, available at Amazon today for just $2.99.

West Virginia Private Investigator Associations

Associations can be a great resource for networking and making new connections, which can be beneficial to you and your business. At the time of this writing, we couldn’t find any information on South Dakota associations. If you have information on any active associations in South Dakota, please send us the details at [email protected]

Hire a Private Detective in the State

Private Investigator Directory –  To hire a private investigator in West Virginia, 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 and Continuing Education 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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