Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns
South Carolina does not provide much information on their website, it is difficult to navigate.
Reference Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PI.aspx?MenuID=PIContact Information:
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division C/o Regulatory Department, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29221
Phone: (803) 896-7014Associations:South Carolina Association of Legal InvestigatorsCitation Statute:
48-18-20 through 48-18-150
Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/documents/PI/pilaw.docQualifications Requirement:
Private detective applicants must undergo a rigorous background investigation.
Private Investigation license holder qualifications. Need 3 years experience:
As a private investigator with a licensed private investigative agency.
As an investigator of a law firm, government agency, private corporation, nonprofit organization, or in a capacity that SLED determines has provided the requisite investigative experience.Reciprocity:
South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.Fees:
$350.00 annuallyForms: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PIPrivate.aspx?MenuID=PI