Licensed PI Firms

Only private investigative firms licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) are permitted by statue to solicit, contract to perform, or provide private investigative services in Virginia. Every contract issued by a firm licensed by DCJS will contain the firm’s License Number which will begin with the number 11 and followed by a four-digit number (e.g., 11-1111).

How to be sure?

You may verify that a private investigative business or training school is licensed in Virginia by visiting the DCJS website or by calling DCJS at 804-786-4700.

To search for a Licensed Private Investigative Business operated by a PIAVA member, use the search feature below.

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