Private Detective License not easy as you would like to think
Thinking about getting your private investigator’s license? Be warned, It’s not as easy as many people claim. Be prepared to do a lot of hard work.
In one state in particular, Pennsylvania, getting one is not possible, unless you previously worked for the FBI, Law enforcement, or a PI, also you cannot currently be a cop and hold a PI license at the same time.
You must be at least 25, not have a felony on your record, there is a criminal background check, fingerprints, basically the same requirements as needed for a concealed weapons permit.
Once all that is complete, unlike a CWP, the applicant is required to obtain a $10,000 bond and appear before a judge.
If you need to run a criminal background check on somebody, there is a much easier way, at extremely little cost…