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 Applying for Combined Firm Private Investigation and Security Guard License

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: 

  1. Complete the application steps set out in "Applying for a Private Investigative 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 guard firm license. See Step #3 below for the correct fees. 
  2.  Specify in a cover letter that you are applying for a combined private investigative and security guard firm license.
  3.  Pay the appropriate fee, depending on whether your firm is a West Virginia company or an out-of-state company. 

                    West Virginia Company: 

                        $ 200 Private investigative firm license 
                        $ 200 Security guard firm license 
                        $   50 Non-refundable processing fee 
                        $ 450 Total fee for combined firm licenses 

                    Out-of-State Company: 

                        $ 500 Private investigative firm license 
                        $ 500 Security guard firm license 
                        $   50 Non-refundable processing fee 
                      $1,050 Total fee for combined firm licenses 
  4. Individual private investigator and security guard licenses for the qualifying agent could be added by specifying the desired licenses and paying the additional individual license fees.