I.R.I.S is a public accessible website. I.R.I.S. allows anyone to access information about a private security provider or private investigator at their convenience. I.R.I.S. allows you to check: certification, licensing, employment and training. I.R.I.S. Provisional/Private Investigators
Private Investigators License Status
Administrative Termination or “Admin Term.”
Your application was administratively terminated because of failure to respond to a deficiency notice within the required 21 days.  If you are administratively terminated, you must start the process over as if you were a new applicant.
 
·         “I received a deficiency notice in the mail and it stated that I had 21 days to respond. I didn’t get around to it and now my status shows Administratively Terminated. What do I need to do?”
o    After an administrative termination, you must start the application process over as a new applicant to include any fees, exam and forms.
 
Completed
An entry associated with your background check. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oregon State Police return the results of your background investigation, we note that the check has been completed so that your application process can continue.
 
·         “Why does my license history not show completed and I have received my card?”
o    This is a status that had been used in the past and we are no longer tracking this information in certification records.
 
Disqualified  - Denial
Your license has been denied and you may not apply for certification or licensure until a period of three years has passed.
 
Disqualified  - Revocation
Your license has been revoked and may not apply for certification or licensure until a period of three years has passed.
 
Expired
The license status of expired means one of the following:
a) The license is only valid for two years and those two years has passed.
b) The provider has submitted renewal paperwork for that license.
c) The provider has submitted an upgrade application (from provisional to private investigator).
 
·         “I submitted my renewal or upgrade paperwork and the license I have is still good. Why does my current status online show as expired?”
o    In order to process your renewal or upgrade application, we must expire out your current license.
 
In Process
Your application is currently being process and we have all of the materials needed to continue the progress of your license.
 
·         “Why is my license in process for so long?”
o    During the application process, we must send your prints off to the FBI and the Oregon State Police for a background check. This background check can take up to 120 days.
 
Incomplete
A portion of the application process is not complete and a deficiency notice was mailed.
 
·         “I am applying for a private investigator license, but my status shows incomplete. What does this mean?”
o    There are many reasons why your status could show incomplete.  If any part of the application process (exam, fees, application, and fingerprints) is missing, your status will reflect incomplete and you will receive a deficiency notice outlining what is needed to complete the application process.
 
·         “I have already completed the notice of deficiency but my status still reflects incomplete. Why hasn’t my status switched to in process?”
o    Our computer system updates records every two weeks, prior to the printing of licenses.  So please check back to view your status.
 
Invalid
Means that the document submitted, typically a temporary work permit, is not valid and a new one must be sent to the department before the applicant can work.
 
·         “Why is my temporary work permit invalid?”
o    There are many reasons why your PS-20 temporary work permit (TWP) may be considered invalid. If any part of the application process (exam, fees, application, and fingerprints) is missing, the TWP will be invalid. The TWP is only valid if you have completed all portions of the application process, the TWP was filled out in its entirety, and it has been mailed to the department with all of your application materials on or before the first day you started working. For new applicants the TWP must be completed after you have passed the exam and completed your application materials.
 
Pending Review
Your application for licensure is being reviewed by our compliance staff or Department of Justice for the following reasons:
a)       Lack of good moral fitness was discovered on your background (mandatory or discretionary disqualifying misconduct)
b)       A recent arrest or charge may have occurred
c)       A violation of Oregon Administrative Rule or Oregon Revised Statue may have occurred
d)       You may be the subject of an investigation
e)       You may have been mailed a correspondence from our compliance staff regarding your certificate or license
f)        You may have been issued a Notice of Termination, which make you ineligible to provide investigative services
g)       You may have been sent formal notices regarding a denial of application/certification
 
Reject
There is a deficiency with the quality of the fingerprints submitted and they have been rejected by either the FBI or the Oregon State Police. You should have or will be receiving a deficiency notice giving you 21 days to resubmit a new set of fingerprints.
 
·         “I saw that my fingerprints were rejected. What do I need to do?”
o    You will receive a deficiency notice from the department about the rejection. You will be given 21 days to have your prints rolled again and submitted to the Department. If your prints are rejected 3 times by FBI, there is an additional fee you must pay in order to submit them again.
 
Surrendered
You surrendered your licensure. 
 
Suspended
Your license has been suspended due to a recent charge, violation of Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) or Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS).  You are not allowed to work until there has been a final disposition of the case and you have not been convicted of any disqualifying crimes or until there is resolution to the violation or OAR/ORS.
 
Under Review
Your license is being reviewed by our compliance staff or Department of Justice for the following reasons:
a)       Lack of good moral fitness was discovered on your background (mandatory or discretionary disqualifying misconduct)
b)       A recent arrest or charge may have occurred
c)       A violation of Oregon Administrative Rule or Oregon Revised Statue may have occurred
d)       You may be the subject of an investigation
e)       You may have been mailed a correspondence from our compliance staff regarding your certificate or license
f)        You may have been issued a Notice of Termination, which make you ineligible to provide investigative services
g)       You may have been sent formal notices regarding a denial of application/certification
 
Upgrade
Upon receipt of an upgrade application packet, your provisional investigator license status is changed to upgrade and a new license is entered for private investigator.
 
Withdrawn
You withdrew your application for licensure.
 
 
Employment
PI License inquiry
Used to create a list of licensed investigators that is posted on the web
 
Training
Status
This is the current status of the training you have attended or plan on attending.
There are many different status types to include: attended, cancelled, completed, dismissed, failed, incomplete, no show, passed, registered, and submitted.
 
·         “I submitted my continuing education, but my status shows incomplete. What does that mean?”
o    In this instance, the training would indicate incomplete because the continuing education submitted was not accepted and additional continuing education is required.
 
Score
This is the applicant’s score received on an examination administered by the department.
 
·         “I took the class and scored 100% on my exam. Why doesn’t it show up in my training record?”
o    Only the score associated with a private investigator exam will show up in the training record. All other classes attended by applicants will reflect that they have passed the class, but it will not reflect individual scores.
 
Other Questions
“How do I print my profile?”
 
In order to print your profile, click on the button labeled “profile report”. This will open up a screen that will ask you what you want included in the report. Check the boxes of the information you want included and click the profile report button again. This will present you with a printable form in an easy to read format. Click on the printer icon in the upper right hand corner that says “print this!”