How to renew your license: Private investigators and certified trainers

The renewal notice has changed!

Effective August 9, 2018, the renewal notice will include criminal history questions. To prevent delays in renewing your security guard license, the renewal notice must be completely filled out, all questions answered, signed, and dated.

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

To renew your license, send us all of the following:

  • The completed renewal notice with all criminal history questions answered. Be sure to sign and date the notice.
  • The appropriate fee.

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.

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