Wyoming Private Investigator Licensing Requirements
If you’re wondering how to get a private investigator license in Wyoming, you’ll be happy to hear that, at least currently, Wyoming does not any 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, the city of 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. Visit the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) website for more information.
If you plan to carry a firearm, you’ll need a concealed firearm permit. 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 doesn’t have any private investigator licensing requirements, it is still a good idea to join a private investigator industry association. In fact, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although there aren’t any state-level investigation associations, you can still join a national organization. We suggest one of 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
If you’re looking 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
Given that Wyoming doesn’t have any specific licensing requirements, there aren’t any required training and development programs. You don’t need a degree or diploma and you aren’t 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. Having a degree in criminal justice or having experience in law enforcement will go a long way in running a successful investigation business.
Whether you are an experienced investigator, or you are just starting out, check out our list of Private Investigator Training Resources. There are a number of 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 would like to learn how to get a private investigator license in other states, check out the Private Investigator Licensing eBook, available at Amazon.
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