About Carolina Investigators

Welcome to The Carolina Investigator Blog

January 22, 2009

This is a blog to explore the world of professional investigations in the Carolinas. The blog is designed to explore all things about investigations in the Carolina’s. It includes internet news articles and links of interest to Carolina investigators.  Through interviews and written documentation, the intent of blog is discover work as a professional investigator. I will introduce you to practitioners of the profession throughout the Carolinas.

Requirements for NC Private Investigator License

January 24, 2009

The Private Protective Service Board, under the Department of Justice, is the licensing agency for North Carolina Private Investigators.

Their website is: http://www.ncdoj.com/law_enforcement/cle_pps.jsp Here you will find much useful information including licensing information.
Requirements to obtain a license

All applicants must:

* Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent.
* Be a US citizen or a resident alien.
* Be of good moral character and temperate habits (no criminal record, etc.)

Private Investigator License:
Three years of experience within the past ten years in private investigative work, or three years within the past ten years in an investigative capacity as a member of a law enforcement agency or other governmental agency. [See G.S. 74C-3(a)(8), 74C-8, 74C-9, 74C-10, 12 NCAC 7D .0401].


NCAPI, http://www.ncapi.org/jm/ is statewide professional association of private investigators. The association works keenly on legislation effecting private investigators and in QUALITY PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION for the NC investigator.


South Carolina Private Investigators are regulated by SLED. THE requirements and necessary forms are located here.


This is an excellent and very active association.

The South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. was founded in 1985 by three South Carolina PIs who found the need to have an educational association that is interested in PI education and legislation. Bob Joseph, CLI, David Mac Dougall and Dave Lowery, a former PI, are the original founders of SCALI.

Why Join SCALI? Click here to find out!

SCALI is now known Nationwide as one of the foremost PI associations that educates the private and legal investigator throughout the Southeast.


One response to “About Carolina Investigators

  1. I have known Monty for many years and I am glad he is speaking about the science of Forensics as it relates to our industy as a Digital recovery investigator myself I am very excited to see our latest tool for investigations being brought out to our fellow investigators. Can’t wait for the show.

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