Security Licensing Compliance Guide
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Private Investigator Licensing in Connecticut

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

Company Licenses

Connecticut Security Company Licenses

Connecticut Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Connecticut Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Initial Registration

Form:

Form DPS-366-C: Application for Private Detective

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form DPS-331-C: Renewal Application for License as Private Detective

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Individual Licenses

Connecticut Individual Security Licenses

Connecticut Private Investigator License

Agency:Connecticut Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Initial Registration

Form:

Form DPS-366-C: Application for Private Detective

Agency Fee:

$1,450

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form DPS-331-C: Renewal Application for License as Private Detective

Agency Fee:

$625

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Learn about security licensing in other states:

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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