50-State Security Licensing Compliance Guide
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Private Investigator Licensing in Oregon

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

Company Licenses

Oregon Security Company Licenses

Oregon Private Investigation Agency License

Not required

Private Investigation Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.

Oregon does not license private investigator firms, however, firm information is requested on individual license applications.

More information: Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Individual Licenses

Oregon Individual Security Licenses

Oregon Private Investigator License

Agency:Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Bond Requirements:


Initial Registration


Form PI-1: New Application

Agency Fee:

$29 application fee + $40 fingerprint fee + $550 license fee following approval.

Registration Renewal


Form PI-21: Renewal Application

Agency Fee:



Biennially by the date issued.

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.