How to get your unarmed private investigator license

Who needs a license?

You must have a license to work for a licensed private investigator agency providing investigation, escort, or bodyguard services, or engaging in property loss prevention activities.

Requirements

To be licensed as an unarmed private investigators, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien.
  • Be employed by, or have an employment offer from, a licensed private investigator company.
  • Have no criminal convictions that directly relate to your capacity to perform the duties of a private investigator and/or hinders public safety.
  • Complete the pre-assignment training requirements.

How to apply

Apply directly to the private investigator agency you wish to work for. To apply, submit all of the following:

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