Private Investigator Licensing in Alaska

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Private investigation licenses are typically issued for individuals and organizations conducting investigative services. This guide contains information about private investigator licensing in Alaska. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Alaska Security Company Licenses

Alaska Private Investigation Agency License

Not required



Alaska does not currently license private investigator firms at the state level.

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Security Licenses

Alaska Private Investigator License

Not required



Alaska does not currently license private investigators at the state level, however, the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks do issue licenses.

Firearm Qualification - An additional qualification attached to license applications for armed private investigators.

Private Investigator Apprentice - Apprentices are issued limited licenses and can only operate under the direction of a licensed investigator.

Qualified Representative - A licensed private investigator who is responsible for the operation and management of an investigative agency.

Reciprocity - When a private investigator is allowed to do business in a different state under the license issued by their home state.

National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI)
Industry association that sponsors education and certification efforts for members.

National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS)
Private investigation and security advocacy group.

United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI)
Industry association focused on education and certification.

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