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Forms: Private investigators

License applications and renewals

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

Private Investigator Association Request
Add a private investigator with an active license to your agency. You can also request their license renewal at the same time.

Private Investigator License Application and Renewal
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 Private Investigation Agency Application
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
Use this form to make payment on fingerprint submissions, only if you are approved for direct fingerprint submission.

Public Protection Services Complaint (English, Español, Русский, and more)
Use this form to file a complaint against a private investigator or private investigator agency.

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