How to Become a Private Investigator in North Dakota

To become a Private Investigator in North Dakota is different from most other places. The difference is that North Dakota does not require much for you to work as a PI for a Private Investigator agency. A Private Investigator course or Private Investigator training is not even needed. You simply need to be employed/ registered under a licensed North Dakota PI agency. You will get a license for this: REGISTERED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. You will need a PI sponsor/ employer to get this license. However, you won’t have a North Dakota Private Investigator's license but you can work as a PI. This can be viewed as you being a Private Investigator under supervision. A full North Dakota PI license allows you to work for yourself (your own business). This requires you to have previous investigative experience (2000hrs). Other than investigative experience, to become a Private Investigator in North Dakota, you need to meet basic Private Investigator requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual PI requirements of this nature. Furthermore, you do "not" need to take a government approved PI licensing course (most other places you do). But, you will need to take a government PI exam before applying for a full PI license. In North Dakota, the government body that controls licensed Private Investigators is the PRIVATE INVESTIGATION AND SECURITY BOARD. Once you submit the proof of your ability to meet the requirements and experience/ exam to The Board, you will get your North Dakota PI license. Most jurisdictions will have a PI beginner’s license. In North Dakota, this license is the REGISTERED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR license. Getting this beginner's license is when your struggle will begin.

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