The Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Private Detectives, Private Detective Companies, Private Investigator, Private Investigator Companies and Security Agencies in Georgia meet the examination, licensing and registration standards set forth in the Georgia Rules and Regulations 509-1.
In order to qualify for a license, private detective or investigator company applicants must first meet the qualification of having at least two years of experience as a licensed private detective with a detective agency, or two years law enforcement experience, or a four year college degree in criminal justice.
In order to qualify for a license, security agency applicants must first meet the qualification of having at least two years of experience as administrator or supervisor of an in-house security agency, or two years law enforcement experience, or a four year college degree in criminal justice.
Applicants must submit a license application, appoint a authorized designee of the company and sign the affidavit who must take and pass the examination, and pay the applicable license fee and background check fee.
Applicants must also submit fingerprints and allow the state to conduct a background check.
Additionally, a $25,000 surety bond is required. You can get your bond from SuretyGroup.com. The bond is not required until completion and passing of the exam.
The bond ensures that the private detective or investigator company or the security agency complies with all state laws and regulations and protects the public from negligent acts.
Licenses need to be renewed by June 30 of odd years.
The premium that you pay for a Georgia Private Detective Company or Security Agency Bond is dependent on owner(s) credit.
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