The State Private Investigator Examination consists of one hundred (100) multiple choice questions with a 2 hour time limit. The examination is a computer based test administered by PSI Services LLC.  The examination questions are based on of three primary references listed below.  See the PSI Services LLC guide below.


  • Tennessee Laws:  Reference material Tennessee Private Investigator License Laws, T.C.A. 62-26-101 through 62-26-305
  • Administration Rules of the Tennessee Private Investigation Commission, Rules 1175-1-1 through 175-4-08
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Private Investigating, Third Edition


The Practice Examination consists of 175 multiple choice questions created from the above three references.  

                                    

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

           Detection Services Licensing Program

The official Tennessee website to apply for your PI license.

The blueprint outlines the examination by study content.   

Various forms including applications.

TN Codes outlines both administrative and Investigative Activities for a PI

These are administrative rules governing the program

Outlines Policy for Receprocity agreements between states:  Adendum

NEW ON-LINE EXAM

​Click on the Sample Test Questions link to take the on-line computer generated 10 question sample test.

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This website is not affiliated or sponsored by any state or organization. The information provided was researched through open-source material and collected from the individual state sponsoring the examination. The practice examinations created are based on each states laws, policies and regulations. They were created based on an examination outline and content structure. The state has a bank of hundreds, if not thousands, of test questions to choose from when creating individual tests. This is another safety measure taken by the testing company to help protect their test from compromise. Therefore, when you buy one of our practice examinations you are purchasing knowing that these are sample questions that will not be on the actual test, nor can we say that all subjects in our practice examination will be on the State examination. Use our practice examinations as a study tool and not your only study guide material. We recommend you study the material and take our examination to help test your knowledge of what you have studied thus far. We do not recommend taking our practice examination and using it as your only study material. Our SME's have written questions based on the subject matter obtained from the state. The SME's used their expertise, training and experience to building questions in the same manner as a test development program. We therefore want to make clear that any questions similar in any manner to questions on the actual examination are purely coincidental. We at piPrep Inc. do not condone nor encourage cheating in any manner. Our products are to be used as a study guide and tool to pass the state licensing examination. Do not hold piPrep Inc. responsible if you fail the examination, it's you and only you who is responsible for studying and retaining knowledge of the material provided the state. Any questions can be posted to the President, piPrep Inc at Contactus@pi-prep.com. Good luck with your examination. I hope piPrep Inc. was of value to your testing experience.

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