Colorado Sets Rules for Private Investigator Licensing
By the Denver Private Investigator Blog
Fines of up to $3,000 would be possible for any licensed private investigator who breaks rules adopted as part of the state’s new investigator licensing program, under rules being proposed by the regulatory agency.
The rules – announced Jan. 31 - would govern implementation of the licensing program approved by the state legislature last year. The licensing is voluntary; private investigators are not required to get a license.
Among other provision, the proposed rules:
- Require applications to have either 4,000 hours of work as a private investigator over the past five years, or 2,000 hours an associate degree from a college or university.
- Permit anyone to petition the agency to “terminate controversies or remove uncertainties” concerning any aspect of the licensing program, including the issuance of licenses.
- Hold hearings on any petition filed.
- Fined a licensed investigator up to $1,00 for the first violation of any rule, and up to $3,000 for the third violation