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In Wisconsin, a license required for a person to perform as a private detective as follows:

1. A person who acts as, uses the title or otherwise represents that the
person is a private detective, private investigator or special investigator.

2. A person engaged for compensation or other consideration on behalf of another,
in investigating or otherwise obtaining or furnishing information relating to any of the following:

a) crimes or wrongs done or threatened against The United States,
any state or, territory, or any political subdivision thereof.

b) the identity, conduct, business, honesty, activity, movement, whereabouts,
affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation or character of any person,
if such information is obtained in secret, without the knowledge of the subject

c) the location, disposition or recovery of lost or stolen property

d) the cause or responsibility for fires, libels, losses, accidents, damage, injury or death

e) securing evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, or investigating committee

3) A person who acts as a private security person and does not wear a uniform, including one who provides personal protection of individuals from bodily harm or death.

Wisconsin Private Detective licensing examination license test 

State detective license testing details, WI:

--45 questions

--taken online from a home, work, or public computer

--multiple-choice and true-false

--84% required to pass

--Results immediately

--each version of the 45-question test covers
Wisconsin statutes and Administrative Code,
as well as investigative practices relevant to
the functions of a Wisconsin private detective

The exam is administered by the Department of Safety & Professional Services.
The exam will be available from a home, work or public computer. To register for the exam, download,
complete and submit the Application for Private Detective License (form #469). 

After receipt and processing of a complete application, directions for accessing the exam will be e-mailed to you.
The passing score for this exam is 84%.

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Regardless of the date of initial license, all licenses for this
profession expire on August 31 of each even-numbered year.  

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From the State of Wisconsin:
Private Detective - Licensing

1) Applicants must be employed by a private detective agency to obtain a private detective license.

2) A private detective must either be covered by a comprehensive general liability policy maintained by the private detective agency or be bonded for $2,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.  A brochure explaining the Procedures For Certification of Proficiency to Carry a Firearm is available on the Department's web site.   

3) Effective January 1, 2007, applicants applying for a private detective license with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing will be required to be electronically fingerprinted.  With the digital process, results should be back within hours of the submission if no criminal record is found.  Inked, hard copy fingerprint cards will not be accepted. 


4) The Department of Regulation and Licensing has contracted with Pearson Vue as the vendor to provide the digital fingerprint process. 

To schedule an appointment, visit the IBT Reservation Center (IBT) or call 866-416-4896.  Please allow up to 5 days for an appointment to have your fingerprints taken.  The cost for the digital fingerprints will be $56.25 and is expected at the time of the reservation in the form of a major credit/debit card, electronic check or prepaid voucher.

Electronic fingerprinting sites are in Duluth, Minnesota and various sites in Wisconsin.

Two forms of signature identification are required:  one must be a government issued identification with a photograph.  Qualifying government issued identification includes a state driver's license, state identification, military photo ID, passport, valid school ID for minors only.  Your reservation must be made in your legal name and your identification must match the reservation.  If you do not present the appropriate identification, your fingerprints will not be taken and you will be held responsible for the fee.  The staff at the IBT facilities are not permitted to make any exceptions.  Plan to arrive at the test center fifteen minutes before the scheduled  start time of the appointment for check- in.

Attention Out of State Applicants Only:  If you currently reside outside of the state of Wisconsin and are unable to have digital fingerprints taken at an IBT test center site, you may submit your fingerprints using the Wisconsin Easy Path Network (Form #2823).  You will be required to hve your fingeprints taken at a local law enforcement facility.  You must submit the Wisconsin Easy Path Network (Form #2823), two fingerprint cards and the $56.25 fee to the address listed on the form.  You must submit your application to the Department within 14 days of being fingerprinted.

5) Your completed Application for Private Detective License (form #469), fee, Authorization for Release of FBI Information, and a recent photograph of your head and shoulders must be submitted to the Department within 14 days after submission of your fingerprints.

If there is no criminal background history and all supporting documents have been submitted, a private detective license will be issued.  If the search reveals a criminal background, the applicant will be requested to submit further information or a Notice of Denial will be sent as appropriate.

6) Applicants must take and pass a 45-question examination covering Wisconsin statutes and administrative code, as well as investigative practices relevant to functioning as a private detective.

The exam is administered by the Department of Regulation and Licensing. The exam will be available from a home, work or public computer. To register for the exam, download, complete and submit the Application for Private Detective License (form #469).

After receipt and processing of a complete application, directions for accessing the exam will be e-mailed to you.

7) A separate permit must be obtained in order to carry a firearm.  (See Firearm Permit).

8) Renewal of private detective license:  Any private detective license that has been expired for more than 5 years must submit a new Application For Private Detective License form#469), pass the examination and have digital fingerprints taken by IBT before the credential can be renewed.

Check the FAQs to determine if a credential can be transferred from other States/Countries.

Biennial renewal: Due by August 31 of even-numbered years

Common Denial Reason: Failure of written examination; incomplete or unacceptable application; convictions of crimes substantially related to practice as a private detective; use of controlled substances or alcoholic beverages to an extent dangerous to others; felony conviction in Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction, unless pardoned.

Convictions of crimes or pending charges may be grounds for denial of license if the circumstances of the conviction or charge are substantially related to professional practice.

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