New Private Investigator Photo ID Process
Please be advised that pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 385 (Chapter 326, Statutes of 2019), effective January 1, 2021, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (Bureau) must issue an enhanced photo identification card upon the issuance of an initial license, renewal of license, and the order of a replacement card. This requirement will only affect Private Investigator licensees.
If you were issued an initial license or renewed an existing license before January 1, 2021 and would like an enhanced photo identification card, you can order a replacement card online by logging to your BreEZe account or by filling out the Application for Replacement of Private Investigator Company License and mailing it in with the appropriate fee to the address located on the form.
If you were issued an initial PI license or renewed your license between January 1, 2021 and April 7, 2021 and have not gotten an enhanced photo identification card, please email the Private Investigator desk at Privateinvestigators@dca.ca.gov.
For more information on how to obtain the enhanced photo identification card please visit: https://www.bsis.ca.gov/licensees/photoid.pdf.