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Private Detective/Security Agency – License Information

To obtain a new Private Detective/Security Agency license:

1. Submit application (choose one option below), supporting documentation, and fee:

2. Submit fingerprints in order for the Department to conduct a background check.

Schedule an appointment with Fieldprint, the Department's approved vendor, at: www.FieldprintWisconsin.com

Use the Fieldprint code "FPWISecurity" when prompted. The cost for digital fingerprints will be $34.75 and is expected at the time of reservation.

If you live outside Wisconsin you may electronically submit fingerprints at any Fieldprint site near you. You must use the Fieldprint code "FPWISecurity" when prompted.

To transfer a Private Detective/Security Agency license from another state:

There is no provision in statute or code that allows transfer or endorsement of a license for a private security agency from another state.

Private Detective/Security Agency Frequently Asked Questions

To renew a Private Detective/Security Agency license: 

Click here for renewal information.

 Application Process