Private Investigator Reciprocity

Private Investigator (PI) "reciprocity" agreements that let PIs licensed in one state work in another can vary. Some states have them, while in other states, no agreement is needed.

You should contact the state in which you plan to work before working there.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, has entered into limited reciprocity agreements with the following states (for the details of each agreement, click on the name of the state):

STATE STATE AGENCY
FLORIDA Department of State, Division of Licensing
GEORGIA Secretary of State, Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
LOUISIANA Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners
OREGON Oregon Board of Investigators