Montana Private Investigator Requirements

In the state of Montana there are two types of licenses. The first is a Private Investigator License which is the equivalent of an Agency License. The other License is for a Private Investigator Trainee.

Private Investigator

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.  The application can be obtained from this link: Montana Application

A. Application Fee: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE $250.00

B. Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

C. Experience Requirements: 3 years.

D. Examination Information: $20 Examination Fee

E. Renewal Period

F. Renewal Fee

G. Other Special License Requirements:
Must maintain a minimum of $500,000.00 occurrence form of commercial general liability which includes personal injury and errors and omissions coverage.
$50 Armed Endorsement

This information was obtained from Montana Board of Private Security.

301 South Park Avenue, 4thFloor
PO Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2348 Fax: (406) 841-2309
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