Private Investigator Licensing in Nevada

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

Company Licenses

Nevada Security Company Licenses

Nevada Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Nevada Private Investigator's Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$20 application fee + $100 exam fee + $100 abeyance fee + $500 license fee (pro-rated)

Notes:

Application forms must be requested from the board.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$500 license fee + $100 abeyance fee.

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Nevada Individual Security Licenses

Nevada Private Investigator License

Agency:Nevada Private Investigator's Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$20 application fee + $100 exam fee + $100 abeyance fee + $500 license fee (pro-rated)

Notes:

Application forms must be requested from the board.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$500 license fee + $100 abeyance fee.

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

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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