Kansas Private Detective License

kansas private detective license

Are you inquisitive? Do you dream of being the next Sherlock Holmes? Maybe private investigator is the right job for you.  Before you start hitting the streets of Kansas you will need to get licensed.



You are required to have graduated from highschool or have a GED.  You also have to pass an open book test.

Application Packet

You can download all of the various forms you will need at the Kansas Attorney General website. Make sure to include a check or money order of $250 if you are part of an agency or $100 if acting independently. 


If you wish to carry a firearm while on duty, you will need to apply seperately for a license to carry a firearm, pay an additional $50 for that license, and complete 16 hours of training.


What Is A Kansas Private Detective Bond?

A surety bond is a sort of guarantee that you will conduct your investigations ethically and according to all the rules and regulations provided by the state.A bond can be purchased from a surety company, then if a client believes you acted inappropriately and files a claim on the bond the surety will investigate the claim.  If the surety finds that the claim is vaild, the surety will make financial restitution.  Of course, in the end you will be responsible to repay the surety for any damages.

How Much Will My Bond Cost?

In the state of Kansas the required bond amount for a private detective is $100,000, but don’t worry this is not how much you will have to pay.

The price you pay for your bond is based on a percentage of the total amount of your bond. For example, if you need a $100,000 bond, you will not have to pay $100,000. Instead, you will pay a percentage of this amount, generally between 1-15%.  Most individuals with a good credit score (over 700) can get their bond at a rate of 1%.  If your credit isn’t as good, you’ll have to pay a higher rate.

Think you have what it takes to get private investigator license? Want to see what you would pay for your Kansas Private Detective Bond? Surety offers free quotes from over 30 companies so that you can find the best price.


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