How to renew your license: Private investigators and certified trainers

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.

Things to know

  • Renewal fee:  $175 + $15 for certified trainer endorsement, if applicable.
  • Licenses expire in 1 year. You can renew 120 days before it expires.

Renewal notices

Renewal notices are mailed 45–60 days before the expiration date. Renewal notices are a courtesy and it’s your responsibility to renew on time.

How to renew

Follow the instructions on your renewal notice. If you didn’t receive a renewal notice, complete a Private Investigator License application, mark the appropriate renewal box, and mail to the address shown on the form.

Questions? Need help?

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