Learn the requirements and how to get a license to be a private investigator trainer.
Who needs a license?
Anyone who provides pre-assignment training for unarmed private investigators.
How to apply
1. Meet the requirements
To be private investigator certified trainer, you must:
- Be licensed as a private investigator agency principal, unarmed private investigator, or armed private investigator.
- Have 3 years of compensated investigative experience.
- Pass an examination given by the Department of Licensing.
2. Submit your application
You can apply online or by mail.
Submit your application online
You'll receive your license faster by applying and paying online.
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Submit your application by mail
Mail your completed Private Investigation Agency Principal/Certified Trainer Exam/Reexam Application form and a check or money order for the examination fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) to:
Public Protection Services
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
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