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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns


Vermont has two types of licenses, an Agency License and a Private Detective License.
Reference Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/private-investigative-security-services.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/private-investigative-security-services.aspx
Email: kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, Vermont, United States, 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-1134

Vermont Association of Licensed Detectives

Citation Statute:
Title 26, Chapter 59, Sub Chapter 3, § 3171.

Website: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/26/059

Qualifications Requirement:
Quoted from The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 26 : Professions And Occupations
Chapter 059 : Private Investigative And Security Services
Subchapter 003 : Licensing

"§ 3173. Private investigator licenses

(a) The Board shall issue a license to a private investigator after obtaining and approving all of the following:

(1) an application filed in proper form;

(2) the application fee;

(3) evidence that the applicant has attained the age of majority; and

(4) evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the examination required by section 3175 of this title.

(b) The Board may inquire of the Vermont Crime Information Center for any information on criminal records of the applicant, and the Center shall provide such information to the Board. The Board, through the Vermont Crime Information Center, may also inquire of the appropriate state criminal record repositories in all states in which it has reason to believe an applicant has resided or been employed, and it may also inquire of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for any information on criminal records of the applicant. The applicant shall bear the costs associated with fingerprinting. The Board may also make additional inquiries it deems necessary into the character, integrity, and reputation of the applicant.

(c) The Board shall require that the person has had appropriate experience in investigative work, for a period of not less than two years, as determined by the Board. Such experience may include, having been regularly employed as a private detective licensed in another state or as an investigator for a private detective licensed in this or another state, or has been a sworn member of a federal, state, or municipal law enforcement agency.

(d) An application for a license may be denied upon failure of the applicant to provide information required, upon a finding that the applicant does not meet a high standard as to character, integrity, and reputation, or for unprofessional conduct defined in section 3181 of this title. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 67; 1995, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 26; 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 28; 2013, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)"

Reciprocity: The state of Vermont does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.

Testing: Quoted from The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 26 : Professions And Occupations
Chapter 059 : Private Investigative And Security Services
Subchapter 003 : Licensing

"§ 3175. Examinations

The board shall prepare, or have prepared, and administer, separate examinations for private investigators and private security services. Each examination shall be designed to test the competency of the applicant with respect to the lawful and safe provision of each respective service to the public. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 30.)"

Fees: Detective agency: $340
Individual: $150 for unarmed, $200 for armed.

Employee registration:Unarmed registrants $ 60.00
Armed registrants $120.00

Renewal Information: Biennial renewal
Detective agency
Unarmed registrants (agency employees)
$ 80.00
Armed registrants (agency employees)
If an individual fails to renew in a timely manner, he or she may renew the license within 90 days of the renewal date by satisfying all the requirements for renewal and payment of an additional late renewal penalty.


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Clients Serviced in Vermont:
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Individual Clients (Personal Cases)
Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Law Enforcement Specific
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Non-Government Organization
Parental or Caretaker
Real Estate Professionals
Security & Private Investigator
Spousal or Matrimonial
Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

Vermont Private Investigator Listing

John Flaherty Private Investigations

PO Box 1244, Burlington VT 05402
Burlington, Vermont 05402
Phone : 802-503-5866
Email : flahertypi@aol.com
Office Contact: John Flaherty

MPI Investigations

42 Deer Run Road
South Royalton, Vermont 05068
Phone : 407-256-5061
Email : jake05053@hotmail.com; mpiinvestigations@hotmail.com
Office Contact: Marc Preston

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