The following is general licensing information. Please visit the states website for specific licensing detailed information, application forms, insurance requirements, education and training, fees, and any special licensing requirements.
Investigators General Licensing Requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years old
- No felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years
- Be mentally competent to fulfill the job duties of a private investigator
- Be of good moral character
- Have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
- $100,000 in any one of the following:
– Corporate surety bond
– General insurance liability including property damage or bodily injury caused by negligence, errors, or omissions
– Cash deposit with the State Treasurer
- If you wish to carry a firearm you must:
– Complete a 16-hour training course covering the lawful use of force and firearm handling for which you will receive a notice of completion. You may substituted for this by showing proof of completion of a full-time law enforcement training course
– You must accurately fire 35 out of 50 rounds into the center of mass of a target whose distance ranges between three and 75 feet
– Pay a $50 permit fee
Private Investigators Licensing Authority in Kansas
Private Detective Licensing Unit
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
Fax: (785) 368-6468
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