I want to become licensed for the first time, what do I need to complete?
Complete a PI-1 (application)
a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit or errors & omissions
insurance in the minimum amount of $5000 with your name listed as
Complete one (1) fingerprint card
Complete three (3) professional letters of reference. References cannot be related to you by blood or marriage or be personal in nature.
proof of 1500 hours (via resume) of professional work experience if
applying for a private investigators license. No proof of experience
required if applying for a provisional investigators license. (Some
educational substitution may apply.)
two (2) passport quality photographs. (Photos are to be submitted
electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Digital photo must meet
certain criteria, see below for explanation. No copies or laser printer
copies will be accepted.)
PI-27 (Private Investigator Professional Code of Ethics)
Review the list of criminal disqualifiers in Oregon Administrative Rules Division 61.
a one-time $69.00 application fee and the required $550 licensing fee
(VISA/MC, cashier’s check, money order, or business check. No personal
checks or cash, please.)
your completed application packet is processed you will be registered
to take the PI Proficiency Exam. Please review our calendar for class
for electronically submittal: JPEG format (.jpg), minimum 640x480
resolution, cropped head shot, solid colored background, photo date must
be within the last six months, sent from an email address on file at
DPSST (or) if new applicant, sent from email address listed on
application or submitted on a CD with paper documents and driver's
license quality professional photograph.
**The initial application process and criminal background check typically takes 4-8 weeks.**