An Arizona Private Investigator Bond is a type of surety bond that is required by the state of Arizona for all private investigators. The bond protects consumers from financial harm if a private investigator engages in dishonest or fraudulent activity.

Arizona Private Investigator Bond

Surety Bond for an Arizona Private Investigator License

The bond amount is $2,500 and the bond term is two years. The cost of the surety bond is usually  subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150.

How to Get an Arizona Private Investigator Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Arizona Private Investigator Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

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How to get a Private Investigator License in AZ

Here are the steps on how to get an Arizona Private Investigator License:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements.
    • Be at least 21 years old.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
    • Have no felony convictions.
    • Not be under indictment for a felony.
    • Not be a registered sex offender.
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  1. Complete the required training.
    • Complete a 40-hour private investigator training course from an approved provider.
    • The course must cover topics such as Arizona law, ethics, surveillance, investigations, and report writing.
  1. Submit a fingerprint card. You will need to submit a fingerprint card to the Arizona Department of Public Safety for a background check. You can get fingerprint cards from most law enforcement agencies or authorized fingerprint vendors.
  1. Pass the written exam. You will need to pass a written exam that covers Arizona law, ethics, and investigations. You can study for the exam using a variety of resources, including study guides and online practice tests.
  1. Submit your application and fees. You will need to submit your application, fingerprint card, passport-style photo, and fees to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
    • The application fee is $250
    • The license fee is $400.
  1. Wait for your license to be processed.
  2. Submit your Arizona Private Investigator Bond
    • The surety bond for an Arizona Private Investigator License is not submitted with the application. Instead, it is required only after you receive a “Ready to License” letter from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

If your application is approved, you will receive your license in the mail within 6-8 weeks.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

Here are some tips for getting your Arizona Private Investigator License:

  • Start early and give yourself plenty of time to complete the process.
  • Do your research and choose an approved training provider.
  • Study hard for the written exam.
  • Make sure your application is complete and accurate.
  • Be patient and wait for your license to be processed.

We hope this helps.



How to Get Your Arizona Private Investigator Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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