Private Investigator Licensing in Arkansas

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

Company Licenses

Arkansas Security Company Licenses

Arkansas Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Arkansas State Police

Initial Registration

Form:

Private Investigator Company Applications

Agency fee:

Varies by license class: $600 for an investigations firm, $850 for a combined security and investigations firm, or $1,200 for a general license including class A, B, and E licenses.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Private Investigator Company Renewal

Agency fee:

$300 for an investigations firm renewal, $500 for a security and investigations firm renewal, or $600 for a general license renewal.

Due:

Licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Security Licenses

Arkansas Private Investigator License

Agency:Arkansas State Police

Initial Registration

Form:

New Credential Private Investigator

Agency fee:

$485

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Credentialed Private Investigator

Agency fee:

$185

Due:

Licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.

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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