Private Investigator Licensing – State of Oregon
|Investigator , Private|
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|Description:||Investigators solicit or accept employment to obtain or furnish information about persons, property, crimes, accidents, etc. [Oregon Revised Statutes 703.401(3)] Investigators must be licensed unless they are in an excepted category. [Oregon Revised Statutes 703.411]|
|Statutes, Rules, Ordinances:||OAR 259-061
|Duration:||Two years from date of license [ORS 703.430(2)]|
|Fees – application, exam, etc.:||Initial:
$79 for background check and exam;
$550 for license;
payable to DPSST in business check, cashier’s check or money order at the time of application.
[ORS 703.425(2)(a); and OAR 259-061-0010
|Responsible Agency:||DPSST – Private Security & Investigator|
|Fee Exemptions:||Return from Active Military Status|
None required for renewal.
|Continuing Ed Requirements:||Private Investigator: 32 hours per licensing period (two years)[ORS 703.447 and OAR 259, Division 61]|
|Bonding Requirements:||$5,000 corporate surety bond (OR errors and omissions insurance; see below)[ORS 703.415(f)]|
|Insurance Requirements:||$5,000 errors and omissions insurance, must show individual licensee (OR corporate surety bond; see above)[ORS 703.415(f)]|
|Prerequisites:||18 years old; a US citizen.
1,500 hours of verifiable experience performing investigative work or a combination of verifiable experience and up to 500 hours of education substitution.
|Renewals:||Private Investigator Renewal Application; Continuing Education Summary Form and Recordkeeping Form; 1 electronic photograph taken within the last 6 months; and fees.|
|Duplicate:||The investigator must state the circumstances of the loss or destruction of the identity card on a PS-23 form; One electronic photograph taken within the last 6 months must be provided; and fees.|
|Service Links:|| Private Investigator Program
PI Business/Licensee Database
PS-23 Change of Information Form
Agency Contact Information
|Required Documentation:||3 Professional Letters of Reference; 2 Fingerprint Cards with accompanying affidavit sealed in tamperproof bag; 1 electronic photograph taken within the last 6 months; bond or insurance.
If applicable: Corporation Division Information if doing business under a assumed name.
|Additional Information:||Corporation Division Information (Oregon Business Registration)
Here is a link to the DPSST Private Security webpage where most forms are located. Private investigator licensing and regulatory inquiries can be made directly to the DPSST Private Security/Investigators Licnesing Progam office at 503 378-8531.
New Applicants should contact the department for a complete application packet.
Provisions are available for Temporary or Interim Licenses. Please contact the department for forms and information.
|Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.|
|Agency Name:||DPSST – Private Security & Investigator|
|Mail Address:||DPSST – Private Security & Investigator
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97301