Click this link https://mspcert.chs.state.ma.us/cert to access the new online licensing system to submit applications and related forms for Private Investigators, Watch Guards, and Special State Police Officers.
- The State Police license private investigators working in Massachusetts. These are the basic requirements that govern the issuance of private investigator licenses.
- Original application packages to become licensed as a Private Detective or Watch Guard Patrol Agency.
- For CURRENT license holders only: Download all forms necessary to ensure accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 147 Sections 22-30. New applicants please refer to the "Download Applications" section.
- This list is updated on a quarterly basis throughout each year. License status for Private Detectives may change on a daily basis. For accurate information contact the Certification Unit at 978-538-6128.
- Responses to questions commonly asked about the Certification Unit. Should you have additional questions please contact the Certification Unit directly at 978-538-6128.