WA State Licensing: Private investigators

Private investigators

Private investigator agency

An individual, partnership, or corporation in the business of conducting investigations.

Unarmed private investigator

An individual that works for a licensed private investigator agency for the purpose of investigation, escort, or bodyguard services, or property loss prevention activities.

Armed private investigator

An individual who carries a firearm while on duty working for a licensed private investigator agency for the purpose of investigation, escort, or bodyguard services, or property loss prevention activities.

Certified trainer

An endorsement to a license that allows an individual to provide pre-assignment training for unarmed private investigators.