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Ohio Private Investigator

Training Requirements

Governing Agency
Ohio Private Investigators are regulated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. For additional information about state regulations, procedures, and training requirements, click here.

Licensing Laws
In Ohio, Private Investigators are licensed under The Ohio Private Investigation & Security Services Commission and Ohio Revised Code Section 4749.01.

Private investigation and security services providers in Ohio are required by law to obtain a license from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) Private Investigator Security Guard Services (PISGS). There are three types of licenses:

Class A – Private Investigation & Security Services

Class B – Private Investigation

Class C – Security Services

  • 2 years experience needed for all above

State Exam
The State of Ohio Private Investigator exam consists of 55 questions and takes roughly one hour to complete.

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