The Michigan Professional Investigator/Agency Bond is required by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in the amount of $10,000. The bond states that the bondholder shall faithfully and honestly conduct business.
What are the requirements that must be met in order to be a professional investigator in Michigan?
Aside from the surety bond and licensing fees that must be paid, the following requirements must also be met.
Minimum Licensing Requirements:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be at least 25 years old
- Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent
- Have no felony convictions
- Have no misdemeanor convictions involving the following:
- Dishonesty or fraud
- Unauthorized selling or divulging information or evidence
- Impersonating a law enforcement official
- Illegally using or possessing a dangerous weapon
- Controlled substances
- Have no more than 2 misdemeanor alcohol-related offenses
- Have no dishonorable discharge from the United States military
Minimum Experience or Education Requirements:
You must have at least 3 years of full-time experience doing any of the following
- Lawfully engaged in the professional investigation business as a licensee, registrant, or investigative employee in another state.
- Lawfully engaged in the investigation business as an investigative employee of the holder of a license to conduct a professional investigation agency.
- An investigator, detective, special agent, intelligence specialist, parole agent, probation officer, or certified police officer employed by any government executive, military, judicial, or legislative agency, or other public authority engaged in investigative or intelligence activities.
- A graduate of an accredited institution of higher education with a baccalaureate or postgraduate degree in the field of police administration, security management, investigation, law, criminal justice, or computer forensics certificated study that is acceptable to the department.
- Lawfully engaged in the investigation business as a full-time proprietary or in-house investigator employed by a business or attorney, or as an investigative reporter employed by a recognized media outlet, acceptable to the department.
Where can I get a Michigan Professional Investigator/Agency Bond?
Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day, one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).
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