Private Investigator Licensing in Nebraska

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

Company Licenses

Nebraska Security Company Licenses

Nebraska Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State - Licensing Division
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$100 license fee + $38 background check fee.

Notes:

Application forms must be requested from the division.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are provided by the division.

Individual Licenses

Nebraska Individual Security Licenses

Nebraska Private Investigator License

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State - Licensing Division
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$50 license fee + $38 background check fee.

Notes:

Application forms must be requested from the division.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are provided by the division.

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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