Holders of Temporary Private Investigator Licenses in Oregon Must Post Surety Bonds

By Vic Lance

Vic Lance

Private investigators who wish to obtain a temporary license in Oregon are now required to obtain a private investigator bond or an irrevocable letter of credit. The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) adopted a new set of regulations at the end of March which includes changes to the process of issuing temporary licenses.

Read on for a full overview of the legislative changes, and what the surety bond requirement means.

New Oregon Temporary Investigator License Requirements

According to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), Division 61 ‘Investigator Licensing Standards and Regulations,’ temporary private investigator licenses are issued to such individuals who are licensed or certified in another jurisdiction as private investigators.

These temporary licenses are only issued on the condition that such individuals are in good standing at the place of issuance of their original license. This must be confirmed by the individual performing a background check. Moreover, in order to obtain their temporary license, private investigators must also obtain a $5,000 surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit, as part of the new requirements. The bond must be posted to the DPSST upon applying for a license.

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