AALPI Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators  480-535-6620

Arizona PI Licensing

Private Investigators must be licensed in Arizona  

To check if your private investigator or investigation firm is licensed click here for DPS PI Licensing lookup.

To check to see if your investigator meets the AALPI standards of membership & to locate an investigator click here.


Investigation Licensing Applications - DPS FORMS

Prior to submitting your application for license make sure you do not fall under any of the following Disqualifiers:

Dis-qualifiers for AZ Private Investigator Employee or Agency License

  • If you are under 18 years of age and are applying to be a security guard, private investigator, or private investigator associate.

  • If you are under 21 years of age and are applying to be a qualifying party, resident manager, or an associate for a security guard agency.

  • If you are not a citizen or legal resident who is authorized to seek employment in the United States.

  • If you have ever been convicted of a felony, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated and your Civil Rights were restored.

  • If you are currently under indictment for a felony

  • if within the last 5 years preceding your application, you have been convicted of any misdemeanors, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated, that involves:

  • If you are on parole, community supervision or work furlough, on home arrest, on release on any other basis.

  • If you are named in an outstanding arrest warrant.

  • If you are on probation pursuant to a conviction for any act of personal violence or domestic violence as in ARS §13-3601 or similar.

  • If you have been adjudicated mentally incompetent or found to constitute a danger to self or others, ARS §36-540.

  • If you have a disability, which renders you incapable of performing essential functions of the job even with reasonable accommodation from the employer, ARS §41-1461.

  • If you have been convicted of acting or attempting to act as a security guard or private investigator without a license if a license was required.

  • If you are a registered sex offender.


    If your felony is over 10 yrs old and you have completed all restitution and have not had other criminal problems you may be eligible for a good cause exception and may be granted your license.  

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