Forms: Private investigators

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

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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