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Read the 2014 Legislative Update Report for the Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission here.


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  • ATTENTION: Be advised, even if you are located in another state, if you advertise, solicit, sell or otherwise provide any of the services described in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 62, Chapter 26, or Title 62, Chapter 27 in Tennessee or to Tennessee residents, you may be subject to the requirements contained therein, as well as any rules and/or policies promulgated there under.
  • Attorney General Opinion 12-84 RE: Digital Forensic Investigators Private Investigator License Requirement
  • Examination Information - Effective Monday, November 25, 2013 PSI Services, LLC will begin accepting registrations for Private Investigator, Private Investigation Company, and Polygraph Examiner License examinations.  The earliest date an examination can be scheduled is Thursday, December 12, 2013. Please use the link below to access examination information.Examination Candidate Information Bulletin


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Executive Director


Cody Vest, Executive Director
Cody Vest



Contact Info

Mailing Address:


Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission


500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243-1167




Phone: 615-741-4827

Toll Free: 1-888-251-3997

Fax: 615-532-2965


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Cashier's Office

500 James Robertson Parkway, 11th floor



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Welcome to the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission web site.

This office provides administrative and information services to the public and to applicants and licensees regarding the following programs:

We are also here to assist in the application, license and renewal processes.

If the information you desire cannot be located, please contact us.


Our goal is to serve you in the most efficient way possible.


Mission Statement:

We strive to provide reliable and efficient service and integrity and professionalism for those governed and affected by the industries we regulate in order to promote a safer, more secure Tennessee.


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