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    PI LICENSING: Maine

    NO LICENSE NEEDED, IF WORKING FOR THE FOLLOWING::

    Exemptions:
    1. A person employed to inquire into the fitness of an applicant for
      employment with that person's employer; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] ;
    2. An employee of a business not licensed under this chapter to do
      private investigative work, including a proprietary security
      organization, provided that the employee performs investigative
      functions solely for the business and relating to the conduct of the
      business. [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] [1981, c. 126, 2
      (new).] ;
    3. An insurance adjuster or investigator, or an employee
      investigating claims for or against his employer; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).];
    4. A nonprofit trade or business association, board or organization,
      whether incorporated or unincorporated, or any agent thereof,
      conducting an investigation for the following purposes:

      (a) To furnish to members of the association, board or
      organization, information concerning the business, financial or
      credit standing or the reputation of a person with whom the
      members consider doing business; provided that the
      investigation is no more extensive than is reasonably
      necessary; or

      (b) To compile or disseminate statistics or data relating to
      business of the members of the association, board or
      organization; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] ;
    5. An attorney acting in a professional capacity; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).]
    6. An insurance company, or agent thereof, investigating the
      personal habits and financial responsibility of applicants for
      insurance or indemnity bonds; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] ;
    7. A credit reporting bureau or agency, or agent thereof, whose
      business is the furnishing of information concerning a person's
      business, financial or credit standing; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).];
    8. A person employed by or on behalf of the State, any political
      subdivision thereof, or any public instrumentality, while in the
      performance of his official duties; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] ;
    9. A charitable or philanthropic organization, duly incorporated
      under the laws of the State, or any agent thereof, provided that the
      organization is not operated for profit; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).] ;
    10. A person engaged in compiling genealogical information; [1981, c. 126, 2 (new).]


    TO OBTAIN A LICENSE TO SOLICIT FOR YOUR OWN CLIENTS:

    The applicant must meet any one (1) of the following experience qualifications:

    [1985, c. 141, 1 (rp).]

    7-A. Experience. Meets at least one of the following criteria:

    A. Has been employed for a minimum of one year as an investigative
    assistant possessing a valid license issued by the commissioner;
    [1987, c. 602, 2 (amd).]

    B. Has been employed for a minimum of one year as a member of
    an investigative service of the United States; [1985, c. 141, 2 (new).]

    C. Has been employed for a minimum of one year as a law
    enforcement officer of a state or political subdivision of a state and
    has met the training requirements set forth in Title 25, section 2804-
    C, or is qualified to receive a waiver from those requirements; or
    [RR 1991, c. 2, 118 (cor).]

    D. Possesses a minimum of 6 years of preparation consisting of a
    combination of:

    (1) Work experience, including at least 2 years in a nonclerical
    occupation related to law or the criminal justice system; and

    (2) Educational experience, including at least:

    (a) Sixty academic credits of post-secondary education
    acquired at an accredited junior college, college or
    university; or

    (b) An associate degree in law enforcement, based on 2
    years of post-secondary instruction, conferred by an
    established technical college; and [1989, c. 443, 90
    (amd).]

    For state fees, see Chapter 89 of the statutes below:

    Chapter 89 - Maine Statutes

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    since this was posted in 2001, do yu know if these requirements ahve been amended or changed since then. I will check with my state website also, but if there is any info your can offer ty..

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    Question Investigative Assistant License

    The State of Maine requires not only a PI license but an Investigative Assistant license, a $600 fee, as well as $20,000 Bond as an IA.
    Will this affect my ability to do assignments through the IPIU associated agencies?

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    Maine Licensing Laws

    Hello,
    I just wanted to post the new phone number for the Maine state Licensing.
    it is:
    207-624-7210
    This is the number to get the info for your PI licening

    Thank you
    Bill Washell
    Last edited by B Ann Craig; 03-13-2005 at 08:36 PM.

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    Bill,

    I merged your info into this thread, to keep the forum neat. I want to thank you for the added information. Good luck to you and see you around.

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    Bill, thank you for posting the phone number. Good luck in all you do.

    Have a wonderful week. Take care.

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