Security Licensing Compliance Guide
Private Investigator Licensing in Virginia
Private investigation licenses are typically issued for individuals and organizations conducting investigative services. This guide contains information about private investigator licensing in Virginia. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.
Virginia Security Company Licenses
Virginia Private Investigation Agency License
|Agency:||Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services|
|Bond Requirements:||ACCESS PREMIUM DATA|
|Form:||ACCESS PREMIUM DATA|
$550 for a one-year license or $800 for a two-year license + $50 fingerprint fee for all principals. Additional license classes can be added for $50 each.
Virginia Individual Security Licenses
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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.