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Would you like to know how to become a Private Investigator? The information below will answer all your questions.


Become a Private Investigator

Have you ever wondered how to become a private investigator?  If you love activities like digging for clues and solving puzzles then you would probably make a good private investigator. One aspect that makes up a good private investigator is a desire to truly want to help people and also provide them with the answers that they are looking for. Another quality is the desire to find the absolute truth. Most investigators want to get to the bottom of a problem and get answers.

There is a lot of investigative type needs when it comes to being a private investigator.  From infidelity cases to surveillance and background checks, there is a need for all of it.  The demand is high and the quantity of good P.I.'s is low.

Getting a P.I. license varies from state to state.  Some states don't require a license and some do. Some only let you do business in that state and some states have no reciprocity. For example, in some states to operate your own P.I. business, you have to have a business license, a compliance agent, and every person that is doing the actual investigation has to be "registered" with that specific state.

Becoming a private investigator requires passing a thorough background check.  Also you can either obtain a license or not.  If you don't obtain your own license you'll have to work for someone that does have a license.  Also this does restrict you from a lot of duties and activities.

Are you looking to hire a private investigator:

If you are wanting to know how to become a private investigator you'll need acquire a few things. Some things include a computer, car, a pager or cell phone, fax machine, a camera with a zoom lens and video camera. This can be a lot for someone just starting out, but this is the basics of what you'll need. This is why some investigators start working out at an established company that already provides you with these tools.

You may already be a PI you can also link with us:   Private Investigator Links

It can take a lot to become a private investigator and ICS can help. We are a well established company helping people since 1967. If you are hardworking, reliable, and want to come work with the best, please fill out this short form at Private Investigator Jobs.


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