State Licensing Contact Information

State Licensing Information

Alabama Security Regulatory Board

Phone:   (334) 420-7234
Website: http://www.asrb.alabama.gov/Default.aspx

Alaska Department of Public Safety|
Phone: 907-269-0393
Website: http://www.dps.alaska.gov/statewide/permitslicensing

Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Bureau
Phone: 602-223-2000
Website: http://www.azdps.gov/services/licensing

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
Phone: 916-322-4000
Website: https://www.bsis.ca.gov

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety
Phone: 860-685-8000
Website: https://portal.ct.gov/despp

Delaware State Police
Phone: 302-672-5304
Website:  https://dsp.delaware.gov/security-guards/

Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration, Board of Security
Phone: 202-671-0500
Website: https://www.dcopla.com/security/

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Phone: 850-245-5691
Website: https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Private-Security-Licenses

Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
Phone: 478-207-2440
Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/42

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Board of Private Detectives and Guards
Phone: 808-586-3000
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/private/

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Phone: 1-800-560-6420

Website: https://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

Website:

 https://www.idfpr.com/profs/SecurityCont.asp and https://www.idfpr.com/profs/PropSecForce.asp

Indiana Private Investigator and Security Guard Licensing Board
Phone: (317) 234-3022
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/pisg.htm

Iowa Department of Public Safety, Bail Enforcement/Private Investigative/Security Licensing
Program Services Bureau
Administrative Services Division
Phone: 515-725-6230
Website: https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/administrative-services/bail-enforcement-private-investigation-private-security

No state requirements for licensure at this time

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners
Phone: 225-272-2310

Website: http://www.lsbpse.info/

Maine State Police, Department of Public Safety
Phone: (207) 624-7210
Website: https://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses-permits/professional-investigator

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Phone: (517) 241-9221
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_35414_60647_35470---,00.html

Minnesota Board of Private Detective & Protective Agent Services
Phone: 651-793-2666
Website: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/pdb/Pages/default.aspx

No state requirements for licensure at this time

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Montana Dept. of Labor and Industry
Phone: (406) 444-5711
Website:  https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/private-security/

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Nevada Private Investigator Licensing Board
Phone: (702) 486-3003
Website: http://pilb.nv.gov/

New Hampshire Department of Safety and Permits and Licensing Unit
Phone: 603-228-3873
Website: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/jib/permitslicensing/pluda.html

New Jersey State Police, Private Detective Unit,
Phone: 609-341-3426
Website:  https://www.njsp.org/private-detective/sora.shtml

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Private Investigations Advisory Board
Phone: 505-476-4650
Website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Private_Investigations.aspx

New York Department of State, Division of Licensing Services
Phone: (518) 474-7569
Website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/securityguard/sguard.html

North Carolina Division of Public Safety, Private Protective Services Board
Phone: 919-788-5320
Website: https://www.ncdps.gov/About-DPS/Boards-Commissions/Private-Protective-Services-Board

North Dakota Private Investigation & Security Board
Phone: 701-222-3063
Website: http://www.nd.gov/pisb/index.html

Ohio Private Investigator/Security Guards Services
Phone: 614-466-4130
Website: http://www.pisgs.ohio.gov/pisgs.stm

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)
Phone: 405-239-5100
Website:  https://www.ok.gov/cleet/

Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards & Training
Phone: (503) 378-2100
Website:  https://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/PS/Pages/home.aspx

Pennsylvania Statutes Title 22 P.S. Detectives, Office of the County Clerk, Pennsylvania State Police
Phone: (717) 783-5599
Website: https://www.psp.pa.gov/lethalweapons/Pages/default.

Rhode Island Attorney General
Phone: 401-274-4400
Website: http://www.riag.ri.gov/documents/SecurityGuardLicense.pdf

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Phone: 803-737-9000
Website: https://www.sled.sc.gov/PI_Security.html  

No state requirements for licensure at this time

Tennessee Dept of Commerce & Insurance, Private Protective Services
Phone: 615-741-6382
Website: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/pps.html

Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Board
Phone: 512-424-7293
Website: https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/index.htm

Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
Phone: 801-530-6628
Website: https://dopl.utah.gov/sec/

The Board of Private Investigative and Security Services, Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation

Phone: 802-828-1505

Website:  https://sos.vermont.gov/private-investigative-security-services/

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Phone: 804-786-4700
Website: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/licensure-and-regulatory-affairs/private-security-services

Washington State Department of Licensing
Business and Professions Division, Security Guards Program
Department of Licensing
Phone: 360-664-6611
Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/securityguards

West Virginia Secretary of State
Phone: 304-558-8000
Website: https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/Licensing.aspx

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Phone: (608) 266-2112

Website:  https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Professions/Default.aspx

No state requirements for licensure at this time