Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners

*** NOTICE ***

Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the surge of COVID cases, LSBPIE has adjusted its work policies to protect the health of our staff and licensees. The board office is closed to the public and staff members are working remotely. During this difficult period, we are committed to work with our PI's to answer questions, renew licenses and process applications, although how we do that is changing. Effective immediately, all applications and renewals must be submitted by mail. The Louisiana State Police fingerprinting office is still providing in-person fingerprinting. If you have any questions, please email the office at or leave a message at 225-763-3556. We are monitoring our email and voicemail. The Public can also make complaints by sending the information to LSBPIE, 7414 Perkins Rd. #120, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. We appreciate your understanding.

Pat Englade Executive Director LSBPIE

Continuing Education

Effective January 1st, 2017 ALL private investigators licensed with the State of Louisiana SHALL be required to complete and PASS an on-line investigative educational instruction course designed and approved by the LSBPIE EVERY TWO YEARS in order to qualify for a license renewal. The approved on-line investigative educational course will be available FREE of charge through the LSBPIE website.

Please review our Continuing Education section within the page Course Schedule for further information.

State of Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit

The following link will take you to the First Circuits ruling on Scott C. Frank VS LSBPIE

Information Request Changes

Effective Immediately: All requests for information/records from the LSBPIE shall be submitted by Fax (225) 763-3536, by US Mail, or "In Person". The request must be signed by the person requesting the information/record and ID may be required. The LSBPIE is responsible for the custody of these records and wants to ensure the requests are received in a responsible manner. The LSBPIE staff appreciates your cooperation with this policy.

Quick Stats

Type Counts
Agencies 538
Individual 1043
Journeyman 171

Application Acceptance Times

The Board Office will only accept applications Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 10:30am and 12:30pm to 2:00pm

LA Law on Tracking Devices

Please read Louisiana's R.S. 14:323 that details the use of tracking devices.

Training Manuals

The new training manuals are now available. They can be purchased in the office for $30 or by mail for $40.

Act 2018-655

In compliance with Act 2018-655, the Board gives notice to its licensees and applicants of how to file a complaint about a board action or board procedure.

Please review R.S. 37:23.2 for further information

Misappropriation / Fraud

In compliance with RS 24.523.1, the Board requests you read the revised statute on reporting the misappropriation of public funds or assets.

Please use the following document to report the perceived fraud
Reporting Fraud