Private Investigator Licensing in Arizona

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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 Arizona. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Arizona Security Company Licenses

Arizona Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Arizona Department of Public Safety

Initial Registration

Form:

Private Investigation Agency Application

Agency fee:

$250 application fee + $22 fingerprint fee for the qualifying party. The License fee is $400.

Notes:

Corporations and partnerships may need to submit additional fees for associates (directors or partners).

Registration Renewal

Form:

Private Investigation Agency Renewal

Agency fee:

$250 license fee + $22 fingerprint fee.

Due:

Licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.

Notes:

There is also a $50 fee for each associate renewal.

Individual Licenses

Arizona Individual Security Licenses

Arizona Private Investigator License

Agency:Arizona Department of Public Safety

Initial Registration

Form:

Private Investigator Registration Application

Agency fee:

$72

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency fee:

$72

Due:

Individual licenses expire on the same day as the firm license.

Notes:

Submit your renewal with the firm renewal, as individual renewals are not accepted until the company renewal has been filed.

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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