It is highly recommended that whatever firm you decide to go with is licensed through the State of Nevada Private Investigator’s Licensing Board.

Nevada is one of the toughest states to obtain a Private Investigator license. According to the Private Investigator Licensing Board, to obtain a license in the state of Nevada, the licensee:

  • Must have at least 5 years (2,000 hours each year, totaling 10,000 hours) experience as an investigator, or equivalent thereof, as determined by the Board.
  • An associate’s degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice is the equivalent of 18 months or 3,000 hours of experience.
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States or lawfully entitled to remain and work in the United States.
  • Be of good moral character and temperate habits.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude or the illegal use or possession of a dangerous weapon
  • Undergo a criminal history background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Nevada Department of Public Safety
  • Pass an exam with a score of 75% or better (only for individual applicants and qualified agent applicants)