Private Investigator in Spokane
If you live in the Spokane-Deer Park-Suncrest service area and need a private investigation, let ICS of Washington cover your investigation. No matter where your case takes place, ICS of Washington will provide you with reliable and confidential investigations throughout the entire state. ICS of Washington, a branch of ICS, conducts superior investigations through the use of private investigators and sub-contractors who live and work in every major region of the world, allowing us to quickly meet your investigative needs. The Spokane Metro area is only one area that our private investigators cover; we also conduct private investigations in the Tri Cities, Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Kelso, Vancouver, Leavenworth, Kent, Olympia, Yakima, Snoqualmie Pass and more. Contact ICS’s Toll Free 24 hour line at (888) 223-6494.
Spokane Private Investigators
ICS of Washington accepts most case types and services both Eastern and Western Washington. We have worked to build strong relationships with licensed Spokane private investigators and sub-contractors throughout the world, which allow us to initiate investigations quickly while keeping costs low for clients living in and out of state. ICS of Washington is the right choice for clients who need to catch a cheating spouse or partner, locate missing or lost persons, collect evidence for child custody, visitation, or support trials, or find their birth-parent. ICS of Washington will put our unrivaled resources and extensive investigative experience to work for you. We always use approved investigative methods, so evidence collected by our private investigators is admissible in court. ICS private investigators are available 24 hours a day via our online free consultation form and our Toll Free line, (888) 223-6494.
ICS also provides a variety of private investigator services in Spokane in addition to the investigations we solve, including computer and cellular forensics, background checks, finger printing, and pre-employment screening. This is only a brief list of our most common case types and services; if you do not see your case type or service listed here, please contact ICS directly to speak to a Case Analyst about your investigation type. Begin your investigation with a free consultation today by submitting the online free consultation form, or call our Toll Free, 24-hour line at (888) 223-6494.
ICS-Who We Are
ICS is an international private investigation agency that employs licensees and subcontractors in every region of the world. ICS maintains offices throughout the country and works closely with subcontractors worldwide, which allows us to provide localized service to more areas of the world. This dedication to superior local service with strong international experience is a part of the ICS Mission Statement, and helps us provide the best possible service to all our clients.
ICS of Washington
ICS of Washington is a licensed private investigation agency, and is a part of ICS Inc.
Washington Private Investigator License
Washington has four types of licenses: a Private investigator agency license, an unarmed private investigator license, an armed private investigator license, and a certified trainer license.
Reference Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/Contact Information:
Private Investigator Licensing Department of Licensing, PO Box 9048, Olympia, Washington, United States, 98507-9048
Phone: (360) 664-6611
Fax: (360) 570-7888Associations:PNAI - Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators WALI - Washington Association of Legal InvestigatorsCitation Statute:
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Title 18: Businesses and Professions
Chapter 165: Private Investigators
Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
Title 308: Department of Licensing
Chapter 17: Private Investigative Agencies and Private Investigators
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Title 18: Businesses and Professions
Chapter 235: Uniform Regulation of Business and Professions Act
Website: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.165Qualifications Requirement:
An applicant must meet the following minimum requirements to obtain a private investigator license:
(1) Be at least eighteen years of age;
(2) Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States;
(3) Not have been convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction, if the director determines that the applicant's particular crime directly relates to his or her capacity to perform the duties of a private investigator and the director determines that the license should be withheld to protect the citizens of Washington state. The director shall make her or his determination to withhold a license because of previous convictions notwithstanding the restoration of employment rights act, chapter 9.96A RCW;
(4) Be employed by or have an employment offer from a private investigator agency or be licensed as a private investigator agency;
(5) Submit a set of fingerprints;
(6) Pay the required nonrefundable fee for each application; and
(7) Submit a fully completed application that includes proper identification on a form prescribed by the director for each company of employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements to obtain a license as a private investigator, an applicant, or, in the case of a partnership or limited partnership, each partner, or, in the case of a corporation, the qualifying agent must meet the following additional requirements to obtain a private investigator agency license:
(a) Pass an examination determined by the director to measure the person's knowledge and competence in the private investigator agency business; or
(b) Have had at least three years' experience in investigative work or its equivalent as determined by the director. A year's experience means not less than two thousand hours of actual compensated work performed before the filing of an application. An applicant shall substantiate the experience by written certifications from previous employers. If the applicant is unable to supply written certifications from previous employers, applicants may offer written certifications from professional persons other than employers who, based on personal professional knowledge, can substantiate the employment.
An agency license issued pursuant to this section may not be assigned or transferred without prior written approval of the director.
No license to own or operate a private investigator company may be issued to an applicant if the name of the company portrays the company as a public law enforcement agency, or in association with a public law enforcement agency, or includes the word "police."
No criminal convictions that directly relate to your capacity to perform the duties of a private investigator and/or hinders public safety. A physical location of the business within Washington. A valid business license with the Department of Licensing. Proof of three years investigative experience performed before applying for the license. 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.Testing:
An exam is required for a private investigator license in the State of Washington. Exam information is available at the following website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/piexam.htmlFees:
Private Investigator Agency with unarmed principal: $600
Private Investigator Agency with armed principal: $700
Unarmed Private Investigator: $200
Armed Private Investigator (additional): $100Renewal Information:
Private Investigator Agency: $350
Private Investigator $175Forms: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/piforms.html