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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

California Private Investigator License

Training and education are big factors in becoming a PI in California. You must also be fingerprinted, fill out an application, and take an examination.
Reference Website: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/industries_regulated/pi.shtml

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/
Email: bsis@dca.ca.gov
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 270, Sacramento, California, United States, 95834
Phone: (916) 322-4000
Fax: (916) 575-7290

California Association of Licensed Investigators
Professional Investigators of California

Citation Statute:
California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 7. Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

California Business and Professions Code
Chapter 11.3 Private Investigator Act

Website: http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/State/LawsAndRegs.html

Qualifications Requirement:
From The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services' website:

"Be 18 or older.

Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Have at least three years (2,000 hours each year, totaling 6,000 hours) of compensated experience in investigative work; or

have a law degree or completed a four year course in police science plus two years (4,000 hours) of experience; or

have an associate's degree in police science, criminal law, or justice and 2 ½ years (5,000 hours) of experience.

Pass a two-hour multiple-choice examination covering laws and regulations, terminology, civil and criminal liability, evidence handling, undercover investigations and surveillance."

Reciprocity: The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, has entered into limited reciprocity agreements with Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Oregon.

Official reciprocity with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Testing: A two-hour multiple-choice examination covering laws and regulations, terminology, civil and criminal liability, evidence handling, undercover investigations and surveillance is required for a California Private Investigator License.

Fees: $50.00 Application Fee
$175 Licensing Fee

Renewal Information: $125 Renewal Fee every two years
$15 Reexamination Fee


Services offered in California
Audio Enhancement
Canine Training and Sales (K9)
Commercial Driver Pre Screening
Comprehensive Information Resources
Computer Forensic Services
Counter-Surveillance Services
Counterintelligence Services
Criminal Investigation Services
Crisis Intervention Services
DNA Testing
Electronic Discovery Services
Employee Screening Programs
Fingerprint Lifting
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Electronic Discovery
Forensic Lab Testing
Handwriting Analysis
Internet Use Investigation
Investigations to Find People
Missing Persons Investigations
Personal Investigations
Personal Protection
Physical Evidence and Forensics Services
Polygraph or Lie Detection Services
Private Investigations (International)
Private Investigations (United States)
Process Service
Public Records Research
Reputation Defense
Retail Loss and Theft Prevention
Shredded or Destroyed Document Reconstruction
Signal Piracy Auditing
Skip Tracing to Find People
Supplier and Vendor Screening
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Tenant Background Services
Undercover Investigations

Clients Serviced in California:
Attorneys & Legal Services
Business (100+ Employees)
Business (Small Business)
Education Services Industry
Financial Services Industry
Government (Local/State/Federal)
Hotel, Bar or Restaurant Specific
Human Resource Professionals
Individual Clients (Personal Cases)
Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Law Enforcement Specific
Medical Services or Hospice
Non-Government Organization
Parental or Caretaker
Real Estate Professionals
Security & Private Investigator
Spousal or Matrimonial
Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

California Private Investigator Listing

4574 E. Sierra Madre, Suite A
Fresno, California 93726
Phone : 559-840-2959
Email : anelson77@gmail.com
Office Contact: Anthony Nelson

Allen Horner Investigations

National Intelligence Group 3355 N. White Ave. #8257
, California 97374
Phone : 909-964-4551
Email : mypinow@aol.com
Office Contact: Allen Horner

Gomez Investigations Unit

14311 Newport Ave., #G280
Tustin, California 92780
Phone : 714-656-8569
Email : nestor@gomezinvestigationsunit.com
Office Contact: Nestor Gomez

Guardian Private Investigations

14 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 281, Monarch Beach, CA
San Diego, California 92629
Phone : 949-683-4334
Email : amelia@guardianpi.com
Office Contact: Amelia Clemens

Gumshoe Detective Agency

1230 High Street, Suite 219
Auburn, California 95603
Phone : (O)530.889.1945 (O)888.666.9144 (C)530.320.0083
Email : mail@gumshoedetectives.com
Office Contact: Don Treco

Investigative Consultants International

Olympia, California 
Phone : 925-989-3324
Email : brandon@pri-eye.com
Office Contact: Brandon August

Nolan Enterprises

3707 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, California 93306
Phone : 951-415-8237
Email : tnolanenterprises@gmail.com
Office Contact: Tracey Nolan

Social SPI Investigations

3534 East Holt Ave.
West Covina, California 91791
Phone : 626-922-5283
Email : socalspiinvestigation@gmail
Office Contact: David Gomez

We Serve U Investigations

9208 Meadow Grove Dr. Elk Grove, CA. 95624
Hayward, California 
Phone : (916)714-9350; (510)541- 2390
Email : monadavi48@gmail.com
Office Contact: Ramona R. Davi

Woodward Investigative Services

300 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 804
Anaheim, California 92805
Phone : 714-822-0161(o); 714-656-5604(c)
Email : mark@woodwardpi.com
Office Contact: Mark Woodward

Private Investigation Regulatory

Updates for California 2019

March 2019

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