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Professionals (Applications & Forms)

Licensing Services

Private Investigators 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On June 6, 2014, Colorado Senate Bill 14-133 was signed into law, repealing the Private Investigators Voluntary Licensure Act (HB 11-1195). As such, the Private Investigators Voluntary Licensing Program is discontinued effective June 6, 2014.

SB 14-133 establishes a new mandatory licensure program, which will require all Private Investigators in Colorado to obtain a license from the division by June 1, 2015.  Additional information, applications and forms for Private Investigator licensure will be available in the spring of 2015.


  • Original License:  You are applying for an original Colorado license.
  • Reinstate:  Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license. 


Fingerprinting Background Check Instructions

  • Click here for fingerprinting background check instructions. 


Application(s) and forms will be posted once rules are adopted.


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