By the Denver Private Investigator Blog
The debate among Colorado private investigators over whether they should have to get a license from the state is just as sharp now that state lawmakers have dumped licensing in favor of registration.
Proponents say it’s a step in the right direction. Critics say the benefits are so slim it’s not worth it.
Registration moved front and center last week when members of the Senate Judiciary Committee amended a bill that would require private investigators to obtain licenses, to instead require them to merely register. Obtaining a license would have meant having at least 4,000 hours of experience or work for an investigator who did; registration doesn’t require anything other than passing a “jurisprudence examination,” background check and obtaining a surety bond.