Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns
Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners
The board shall issue a two-part application:
Part I shall be designated for investigative agencies; and
Part II shall be designated for individual investigators.
Louisiana has limited reciprocity agreements, and full reciprocity agreements.
Reference Website: http://www.lsbpie.com/Contact Information:
7414 Perkins Rd., Suite 120, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Phone: (225) 763-3556
Fax: (225) 763-3536Associations:Louisiana Private Investigators AssociationQualifications Requirement:
Is of legal age (18)
Is a citizen of the United States or a resident alien holding a proper documentation to work in the United States
Has not been convicted in any jurisdiction of any felony or of crime involving moral turpitude
Has not been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease which has not been restored
Is not a practicing alcoholic or drug addict
If a corporation, shall be incorporated under the laws of this state or shall be duly qualified to do business within this state with a valid certificate of authority issued by the Secretary of State, and shall have an agent for service of process designated as required by law
If, in the discretion of the Board, the applicant provides inadequate information to allow the Board to ascertain whether the applicant satisfied the qualifications for licensure, the applicant shall be required to provide additional information for the purpose of the application, or may be required to present himself/herself for an interview for this purpose
"Private investigation agency license" issued to any person or entity, as defined in RS 37:3503 (8), where the individual seeking license or the partner of the partnership seeking licensure or the principle corporate officer of the corporation seeking license
has at least three (3) years experience within the last ten (10) years either working as a private investigator or in an investigative capacity
satisfies all other requirements for licensingReciprocity:
The states that have signed Full Reciprocity are:
Official reciprocity with Arkansas State Police, Oklahoma.Fees:
Total fees to apply for Agency License $ 270.25
Total fees to apply for Individual License $ 120.75Renewal Information:
For licensee or any business entity employing more than one investigator:
Renewal within 30 days after expiration of license - $200: Late fee - $35; $20 per investigator; Transfer of agent - $50
For private investigator employed by a company or corporation, or apprentice investigator:
Annual renewal license fee - $50; Replacement fee for a lost, destroyed, or mutilated license - $25; Renewal within 30 days after expiration of license - $50; Late fee - $35; Transfer of agency - $50.Forms: http://www.lsbpie.com/
Louisiana State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies.
State Licensing Authority: Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators
Licensed investigators have reciprocity and can conduct investigations in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho.