Monday, April 9, 2007

States Not Requiring a Private Investigator's License

A number of people have asked me about what states do not require licensing for private detectives. Here is an updated list of private investigator license requirements by state.

Here is a breakdown of what I found:

Alabama (AL), No state license required, but some cities require one.
Alaska (AK), ditto
Colorado (CO), ditto
Idaho (ID), ditto
Mississippi (MS), ditto
South Dakota (SD), ditto
Wyoming (WY), ditto
Pennsylvania (PA), PI licenses issued by counties, honored statewide
Rhode Island (RI), licenses issued by towns and cities

Even in states where a PI license isn't required, it's wise (and necessary in some states) to get a business license.

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