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 148 multiple choice questions created from the above three references.  

                                    

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

           Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission

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.

A list of all Continuing Education Classes for 2015.  

This website is not affiliated or sponsored by any state or organization. The information provided was researched through open source material and collected by Private Investigators. The practice examinations created are based on each states laws, policies and regulations. They were created based on an examination outline and content structure. 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. 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.

Continuing education requirements for present and future polygraph license holders.


A link to the State Website and their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Latest News and Information from the Director on topics including examination details, changes and updates.

     TENNESSEE STATE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

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This is a list of Privileges for testimony purposes, i.e. attorney client and spousal privileges to name a couple.

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