An individual who is qualified for a private investigator license is automatically qualified for a security guard license. That qualifying agent can therefore apply for a combined private investigative and security guard firm.
Follow these steps:
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 private investigator license. A person who is qualified only as a security guard cannot serve as the qualifying agent for a combined investigative and security guard firm license. See Step #3 below for the correct fees. See Step #3 below for the correct fees.
Specify in a cover letter that you are applying for a combined private investigative and security guard license.
Pay the appropriate fee, depending on whether your firm is a West Virginia company or an out-of-state company.
Contact the Licensing Division for further assistance regarding Private Investigator and/or Security Guard licensing.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: InvestigationSupport@wvsos.gov