How To Get A New York Private Detective License

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A New York private investigator is hired to obtain information on the identity, habits, conduct, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, reputation, or character of a group or of an individual. If you wish to conduct this type of business, you will first need to get a New York Private Investigator License.

Private investigators are licensed by the New York Department of State Licensing Division.

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How To Get A Georgia Private Investigator License

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Georgia Private Investigator Licenses are only issued to companies. The company must have an individual who is qualified by experience or education to be the holder of the license for the company.

If you are interested in opening your own company, you can do so. Those steps are listed second in this article.

If you wish to simply work as private investigator for an already-licensed company, you can do so. The steps are listed first in this article.

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How To Become A Pennsylvania Private Detective In 6 Easy Steps

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You are considered a private investigator if you investigate any of the following in Pennsylvania:

  • Crime or wrong done against the U.S. government
  • Conduct, habit, movements, or character of any person, group, or organization
  • The credibility of witnesses or other people
  • The whereabouts of a missing person
  • The recovery of location of stolen property
  • The cause of accidents, injuries or damage to a person or property
  • Securing evidence to be used in a criminal or civil trial


For a full list of private detective business, view Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Private Detective Act of 1953.

All private investigators in Pennsylvania must first get their Pennsylvania Private Detective License. Here are the steps you need to take to get licensed:

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