How To Get a Private Investigator License in Wyoming

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Wyoming Private Investigator Licensing Requirements

Suppose you’re wondering how to get a private investigator license in Wyoming. In that case, you’ll be happy to hear that, at least currently, the state does not have state-level licensing requirements for private investigators.

However, some individual state municipalities may regulate private investigators and security alarm companies via city ordinances. You should check with the specific municipalities where you plan to conduct business. For example, Cheyenne requires private investigators to have a business license.

Private investigators in the state are subject to the same laws and regulations as law enforcement. Also, if you operate a security firm, you may need to register with the Secretary of State.

Also, if your company conducts business in Wyoming, contact the Wyoming Department of Revenue if you are subject to the state revenue laws. For more information, visit the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) website.

Firearm Permits

You’ll need a concealed firearm permit if you plan to carry a firearm. Visit the website listed above for more information and a link to the online application form. The state recognizes permits from some states. Visit the website for the most current list.

Wyoming Private Investigator Associations

Even though Wyoming has no private investigator licensing requirements, joining a private investigator industry association is still a good idea. Associations are a great way to network with others in the industry, learn about laws and regulations, and get access to training and development.

At the time of this writing, we couldn’t find any information on South Dakota Private Investigator associations. If you have information on Private Investigator Associations in South Dakota, please send us the details at webmaster@einvestigator.com.

Although there aren’t any state-level investigation associations, you can still join a national organization. We suggest one from the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI). Also, the United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI). Or the World Association of Professional Private Investigators (WAPI) or the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS).

Find a Job as a Private Investigator

For employment, use our List of Private Investigators in Wyoming as a starting point. Contact individual private investigators and investigation agencies directly. Ask if they have any open positions or internships available.

Training and Education

Since Wyoming has no specific licensing requirements, there aren’t any required training and development programs. You don’t need a degree or diploma, nor are you required to have experience. However, if you plan to work as a private investigator in the state, you should still know what you’re doing. A degree in criminal justice or experience in law enforcement will go a long way in running a successful investigation business.

Whether you are an experienced investigator or just starting, check out our Private Investigator Training Resources. There are several general training programs. In addition, there are university, college, and home study courses designed to help you learn the skills required to be an investigator.

If you want to learn how to get a private investigator license in other states, check out the Private Investigator Licensing eBook, available at Amazon.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions about how to get a private investigator’s license in Wyoming, please post a message below.

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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