Oregon Private Investigators Licensing Requirements

The requirements to get a PI’s license in Oregon 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
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • 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:

  • Complete a PI-1 (application)
  • Secure a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit or errors & omissions insurance in the minimum amount of $5000 with your name listed as principal
  • Complete one (1) fingerprint card
  • Complete three (3) professional letters of reference. References cannot be related to you by blood or marriage or be personal in nature.
  • Submit proof of 1500 hours (via resume), some educational substitution may apply.
  • Complete two (2) passport quality photographs. (Photos are to be submitted electronically at piappsubmittal@state.or.us. *Digital photo must meet certain criteria, see below for explanation. No copies or laser printer copies will be accepted.)
  • PI-27 (Private Investigator Professional Code of Ethics)
  • Review the list of criminal disqualifiers in Oregon Administrative Rules Division 61.
  • Submit $70.25 for the application fee and the required $550 licensing fee (VISA/MC, cashier’s check, money order, or business check. No personal checks or cash, please.)
  • Once your completed application packet is processed you will receive exam information via email.  The exam is online through Workday.

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Licensing Authority in Oregon:

Department of Public Safety Standards & Training

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Highway
Salem, Oregon 97317
Phone: 503-378-2100

Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators

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