Applying for Combined Individual and Firm License for Private Investigations

If the qualifying agent for a firm desires to have both the individual private investigator license and the firm license, the two processes can be done at the same time. Remember, it is not required unless the qualifying agent will be conducting private investigation business separate from the licensed firm.

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application steps set forth in Applying for a Private Investigation Firm license. All of the required documentation for the qualifying agent is the same as for an individual license. See Step #3 below for the correct fees.

  2. Specify in a cover letter that you are applying for an individual license for the qualifying agent in addition to the firm license.

  3. Pay the appropriate fees calculated from the information below. Choose the license amount for each license from the appropriate category.
    Example: If the firm is a West Virginia company but the individual applicant is a resident of another state, you will pay the in-state firm fee ($200) plus the non-resident individual fee ($100) plus the $50 non-refundable application processing fee for a total fee of $350.


State of firm’s original organization: West Virginia $200 Out-of-State  $200
Individual application fee for the qualifying agent: WV Resident $100 Non-Resident  $100
Non-refundable application processing fee:
$  50
 $  50
Total Fee:

Contact the Licensing Division for further assistance regarding Private Investigator and/or Security Guard licensing.

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