Any individual/company who offers private investigative training for a fee must be certified by the Commission as being qualified to administer and certify to successful completion of the training. A person who offers private investigators training for a fee and is not an employee of a private investigative or proprietary agency must be licensed as a training school. This requirement does not include individuals who offer continuing professional education programs.
A certified private investigator trainer may appoint an instructor to assist with the implementation of the training program.
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have at least three (3) years of supervisory experience satisfactory to the Commission with either a:
- Investigative Company
- Proprietary Entity
- Branch of the United States Military
- Any federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency
- Be personally qualified to conduct the training
- Be free of conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
- Have an active Tennessee PI license
- Have classifiable prints on file with the Commission
- Satisfy the education requirements
- The trainer must be an employee of a private investigative or proprietary agency or be licensed as a company.
- Hold a four year college degree from an accredited college or university acceptable to the Commission.
- License must be renewed every two years. Click Here for a schedule of fees.
Applications & Fees
- Contact Commission office to request applications and obtain information regarding fees, or refer to Administrative Rules for information on application, registration, examination, renewal, or other fees.