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 Applying for Combined Individual Private Investigator and Security Guard License

An individual who is qualified for a private investigator license is automatically qualified for a security guard license. Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application steps set out in "Applying for an Individual Private Investigator License". All of the required documentation is the same as for an individual private investigator license. See Step #3 below for the correct fees.
  2. Specify in a cover letter that you are applying for a combined individual private investigator and security guard license.
  3. Pay the appropriate fee, depending on whether you are a resident of West Virginia or of another state. 

                    West Virginia Resident: 

                        $ 100 Private investigator license 
                        $ 100 Security guard license 
                        $   50 Non-refundable processing fee 
                        $ 250 Total fee for combined individual licenses 

                    Out-of-State Resident: 

                        $ 500 Private investigator license 
                        $ 500 Security guard license 
                        $   50 Non-refundable processing fee 
                      $1,050 Total fee for combined individual licenses