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Private Investigator License – Washington

Washington State Private Investigator Licensing

The state of Washington does require private investigators to be licensed. There are four (4) types of licenses:

  1. Private Investigator Agency
  2. Unarmed Private Investigator
  3. Armed Private Investigator
  4. Certified Trainer

The Washington State Private Investigator Agency License is required to run a business that conducts investigations in the state of Washington.  The requirements for licensing include:

Requirements

  • All agency owners, partners, or qualifying agents must be:
    • At least 18 years old, if applying for unarmed license.
    • At least 21 years old, if applying for armed license.
    • A United States citizen or resident alien.
  • You must have:
  • In addition, you must have at least three (3) years’ experience or register for the proficiency exam. You must also have A certificate of liability insurance with minimum coverage of $25,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage. Or A $10,000 Private Investigative Agency Surety Bond.

 

 

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