New Jersey Private Investigators Licensing Requirements

The requirements to get a PI’s license in New Jersey may change.  Below are a current list of the general requirements. Please visit the states website for the most up-to-date list of requirements.

Minimum requirements: 

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a residents of the United States
  • Have no felony, domestic violence, or abuse convictions
  • Have no misdemeanor convictions associated with theft, honesty, fraud, or sale or use of controlled substances

Licensing Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience as an investigator or police officer with a local or state police department or with an investigative agency for a county, city, state or federal organization.

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Licensing Authority in New Jersey: 

PI’s licensing in New Jersey is governed by the New Jersey State Police Private Detective Unit.

New Jersey State Police Private Detective Unit
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
Phone: 609-341-3426 or
email at:

New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association

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