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Sample New Hampshire Private Investigator License

New Hampshire Private Investigator License

In New Hampshire becoming a detective is different from other states of the USA (like Idaho). In this county, you don’t need to do a lot of things to get your New Hampshire private investigator license. But of course, you should be ready to go through a background check․

Getting a permit in this state means that you can start work for yourself. So, it means you can even create your own company. For starting to work as a PI first you should have prior investigative experience. And also, they expect you to meet basic expectations, such as your age and language.

There are no specific conditions for becoming a detective other than being certified. Yet, many agents have a military or police experience.

The basic requirements

Below you can see the minimum requisites:

  • You are to be over 18.
  • You should not have any mental illness.
  • You need to pay for the permit.
  • You should have a clean criminal background.
  • You need to be a US citizen.

Learning and Training Skills

To become a PI in this state you are to meet one of the following requirements:

  • You need to have 4 years of experience: either as a safety officer or as a risk manager.
  • You must have 2 years of experience as a PI in an agency.
  • You are required to have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from a college or a university.
  • You need to get an approval as a qualified legal inspector from the National Association of Legal Investigators.

*It is essential to know that you don’t need to pass any exam. And taking a course is not a must too.

Apply for your Licence

To apply for your permission you need to complete the application process. And also, provide the Department of Safety with the necessary documents.

Complete NH Investigator permission

You can work for yourself in this county if you have an entire PI certificate (your own business). To obtain a complete permit as a special explorer in this county, you ought to have prior detective experience. Aside from investigating experience, you must meet fundamental Personal Inspector standards. It includes age, language competence, and other standard PI qualifications.

Fees and Payments

You are under an obligation to pay:

  • a $150 petition fee;
  • a $25 penal record check fee;
  • a $10 background research fee.

You need to know that, unlike in other states, you must hand-deliver the documents to the office yourself.


You have to renew your PI permission regularly. The renewal fee is $150. It is also necessary to update your penal background inquiry.


A detective can work in different fields. The salary depends on the field a detective works in.

So, how much does a personal surveyor make? A new individual inspector’s salary in the United States is typically around $40,000 per year. A seasoned Privy Prober with a track record of consistently meeting goals can cost a company $80,000. Monitoring operators, on the other hand, are typically paid hourly rather than on a salary basis.