By the Denver Private Investigator Blog
DENVER – Colorado private investigators will be able to obtain licenses issued by the state next year, ending the state’s status as one of a handful that don’t issue such licenses.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Friday signed a bill approved by state lawmakers that creates a licensing system through which private investigators can – but are not required to – obtain a license.
Leaders of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) spearheaded efforts to get the bill approved. “All Colorado investigators who have long desired to obtain a license can breathe a big sigh of relief,” PPIAC chair Dean Beers said.
Under the licensing system created by the bill, licenses could be issued to private investigators who have no felony convictions or class one misdemeanor convictions for the past 10 years, and who have 4,000 hours of work experience or 2,000 hours plus some form of as-yet unspecified post-secondary education.