How to become a certified trainer: 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.

Who needs a license?

You must have a certified trainer endorsement to provide pre-assignment training for unarmed private investigators.

Requirements

All private investigator certified trainers must:

  • Be licensed as a private investigator agency principal, unarmed private investigator, or armed private investigator.
  • Have 3 years’ compensated investigative experience.
  • Pass an examination given by the Department of Licensing.

How to apply

Submit all of the following:

We’ll schedule an examination at the location you choose on the application within 3 weeks of receipt of your paid application.

For veterans

U.S. Veterans may be eligible for partial reimbursements of costs. For more information: Education and Training | Licensing and Certification

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