Security Licensing Compliance Guide

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Private Investigator Licensing in Kentucky

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

Company Licenses

Kentucky Security Company Licenses

Kentucky Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators

Initial Registration

Form:

Private Investigator Company Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$500 for a company license or $100 for sole-proprietorship + $34.75 fingerprint fee

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Private Investigator Company License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Individual Licenses

Kentucky Individual Security Licenses

Kentucky Private Investigator License

Agency:Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators

Initial Registration

Form:

Private Investigator Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $34.75 fingerprint fee + $300 license fee to be submitted upon approval.

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Private Investigator Individual License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$250

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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