Private Investigator Practice


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Sample Test Questions


Private Investigators Act

California Civil Code

The Official Website to apply for your license.

Provides a short outline of study topics which are used to create the approximately 200 multiple choice examination


Legislative Changes to the Private Investigator’s Act

Recommended Study Material.  Provides the codes for civil litigation.

Good source as study material.  Answers to many questions you might see on the examination

Not yet ready.  Please go to one of the other state links and review the practice examination there to get a sense of what the questions will look like. 

Outlines Requirements to obtain your Private Investigators License in the State of California.

Articles 1 through 7 as it pertains to the articles, codes, rules and regulations for Private Investigators.

State Application to become a Private Investigator

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CA Practice Examination

Recommended Study Material for the State Licensing Examination.

Provides information on the Computer Based Examination, including the examination blueprint and recommended study material to pass the examination.

Department of Consumer Affairs

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Short synopsis of the laws and regulations associated with the CFIA.


Please continue to check back or write to to be notified when the examination will be ready.  In the mean time, please use the links below to help prepare yourself for the examiantion.


This manual is recommended study material for the Private Investigators Examinations.  It was developed in October 2011

Frequently asked questions posted on the state website.