Private Investigator Licensing in New Mexico
Private investigation licenses are typically issued for individuals and organizations conducting investigative services. This guide contains information about private investigator licensing in New Mexico. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.
New Mexico Security Company Licenses
New Mexico Private Investigation Agency License
|Agency:||New Mexico Private Investigations Advisory Board|
$300 application fee + $44 fingerprint fee.
New Mexico Private Patrol Company License
$300 license fee + $100 branch office fee for out-of-state companies.
Qualified individual (PPO) must be a permanent resident of New Mexico.
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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.