Become Private Investigator in Alabama

 Alabama Private Investigators

Alabama is another of the few states that does not require a license to become a private investigator, though some cities such as Birmingham and Mobile have their own private investigator licenses.  A state business license is required to operate any business in Alabama.

Some other things that you can do to become a private detective in Alabama are the following:

  • Learn!  Study all that you can about the private investigative field of work.  A good place to start is by checking out our resources page where we list some great books and dvds to help you get started.  It’s important to know as much as possible about the business and its organizations before you step into the ring.
  • Specialize.  Find a specialized field in the private investigation business and focus on that – whether it be cheating spouses, computer forensics, legal investigation, etc.  Determine your strengths and use them to your advantage.  PIMagazine is a good resource to help you get started.
  • Attend a PPIAC meeting.  The PPIAC is a great place to network with other investigators in Colorado and a great place to learn about the investigative field, as well as a source for advice.  They hold an annual conference that is open to the public, so try to attend this meeting.

Additional Resources

Alabama Private Investigators Association

Private Investigator Training in  Alabama

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