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PERC LICENSEES: The deadline to renew your license without a late fee has been extended to July 31, 2024. Contact our call center at 1-800-560-6420 if you have questions. You can also view our helpful guides for retrieving your user name and for help resetting your password.

Effective July 24, 2024, we request individuals seeking updates on licensure applications make virtual appointments on Wednesdays instead of visiting the Department’s Springfield office. Learn more on the IDFPR's Contact Us webpage.

Private Detective

Professions Licensed by IDFPR:

  • Licensed Private Detective
  • Licensed Private Detective Agency
  • Licensed Private Detective Agency Branch Office
  • Approved Training Course School
  • Firearm Control Card (FCC)
  • FCC Retired Peace Office Waiver - LEOSA
  • Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC)
  • Firearm Instructor
  • Approved 20-Hour Basic Training Program
  • Approved Basic 48-Hour Firearm Training Course

License Information

Notices

  • We have a new Third Party Authorization for licensure applicants, which may be found here! This is for applicants to authorize individuals or companies to contact IDFPR on your behalf regarding your application. All other versions of the form will no longer be accepted by the Department starting May 1, 2024.
  • Important Notice FCC Retired Peace Officer Waiver - LEOSA 

Detective Licensee Application

Private Detective Agency Registration Application

Firearm Training Card

FCC Retired Peace Officer Waiver - LEOSA

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