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Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission

 

Application and License Fees
Type Application Fees License Fees
Private Investigator $150 $100

Private Investigation Company

  1. 1 Investigator (Sole Practitioner)
  2. 2-5 Investigator affiliates
  3. Over 5 Investigator affiliates
  4. PI Company Branch Office

 

  1. $250
  2. $500
  3. $1,000
  4. $100

 

  1. $125
  2. $250
  3. $500
  4. $100
Private Investigator Certified Trainer $150 $250
Private Investigators Training Company $500 $500
Polygraph Examiner Intern $100
Polygraph Examiner Examination $100
Polygraph Examiner $50 $150
Duplicate Polygraph Intern $50
Duplicate Polygraph Examiner $50
Polygraph Intern Extension $100
Polygraph Company $1,000

 

 

Renewal Fees
Type Fees
Private Investigator $100

Private Investigation Company

  1. 1 Investigator (Sole Practitioner)
  2. 2-5 Investigator affiliates
  3. Over 5 Investigator affiliates
  4. PI Company Branch Office

 

  1. $250
  2. $500
  3. $1,000
  4. $100
Private Investigator Certified Trainer $250

Private Investigators Training Company

  • Late Renewal Penalty

$1,000

$100

Polygraph Examiner

  • Late Renewal Penalty

$100

$100
for each month
that elapses
prior to payment
being made (up
to 6 months)

Polygraph Company

  • Late Renewal Penalty

$1,000

$ 50
for each month
that elapses
prior to payment
being made (up
to 6 months)

 

Notes: Application fees are not refundable
  • Applicants for Private Investigator Apprentice are required to submit an application for a Tennessee Private Investigator License and pay the $150.00 application fee. There is no additional fee for an apprentice permit.
  • Differences in fees for private investigation companies are based on the number of employees.
  1. Application fees are not refundable.
  2. Private Investigator and Private Investigation Company Licenses expire and become renewable after two (2) years following issuance.
  3. Private Investigator and Private Investigation Company License renewals expire and become renewable after two (2) years following issuance.
  4. Private Investigator Renewal and Private Investigators Company Renewal late fee applies to renewal of a license which has not expired more than thirty (30) days following expiration. A licensee whose license has expired more than thirty (30) days may not renew.
  5. Polygraph Examiner licenses currently renew annually on the 31st of December.
  6. Polygraph Examiner Renewal late fee is $100 per month, or portion thereof, for up to six (6) months after expiration date. A licensee whose license has expired more than six (6) months may not renew.
  7. Examination fees, scheduling, etc. for private investigator and private investigation company licensing is handled by Prometric.
  8. Examination fees, scheduling, etc. for Polygraph Examiners is currently handled by the Commission office.
  9. The fee for duplicate license is $25