Forms: Private investigators

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License applications and renewals

Business License Application Supplemental for Private Investigator Agency/Principal License (Department of Revenue)
Use this form to apply for a private investigator agency license.

Private Investigator License Application
Use this form to apply for unarmed and armed private investigator licenses, transfers, and renewals.

Private Investigation Agency Principal/Certified Trainer Exam/Reexam Application
Use this form to apply to take, or retake, the agency principal or certified trainer examination.

Private Investigative Agency Surety Bond
Use this form to file a $10,000 surety bond instead of a certificate of liability insurance.

License changes

Change of Name and/or Address
Use this form to report a change of name or address for your private investigator agency.

Change of Principal Application for Private Investigation Agency
Use this form to change the principal listed for a private investigator agency.

Other forms

License/Registration Verification for Private Investigator
Use this form to request verification of a private investigator license from a state other than Washington.

Public Protection Services Complaint
Use this form to file a complaint against a private investigator or private investigator agency.

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