PI Law Changes

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2632 (Olsen) into law on September 13, 2016.  This bill allows experience gained as an investigative reporter conducting primary investigations as qualifying experience for the purpose of taking the qualified manager examination to obtain a Private Investigator license.

The bill defines “primary investigation” as in-depth research and analysis of various sources, including public records, databases, archives, published and unpublished documents, witnesses, informers, whistleblowers, public officials, and experts to produce investigative projects.

AB 2632 goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Click here to view the bill.

Please direct questions regarding this legislation to privateinvestigators@dca.ca.gov.