Prepare to Become a Licensed Private Investigator

Radius Investigations offers a NYS Private Investigator License Exam Preparation Course* at our headquarters in Hauppauge, in Suffolk County on Long Island, NY.

About Our Exam Prep Course*

This course is to provide quality preparation for the New York State Private Investigator License Exam. This one-day prep course reviews the content found on the exam, including but not limited to:

  • Laws and Regulations in Private Investigation
  • Requirements for NYS Private Investigator Licensure
  • Confidentiality and Ethics
  • Procedures and Reporting

*Introductory Private Investigator Course is a separate course. Disclaimer: Introductory and Preparation course for the Private Investigation NYS License Exam is not sanctioned or part of any curriculum set by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services nor NYS Division of Licensing Services. Radius Investigations cannot guarantee any score or level, nor passing of the NYS P.I. License Exam. Radius Investigations does not administer the NYS Private Investigator License Exam. NYS Private Investigator Exams are administered by the NYS Division of Licensing Services and you must register on your own with the NYS DOLS to take the exam. Please see the information below on exam locations, schedules, procedures, and registration.

Course Schedule:

This course is a one-day preparation class. This prep class is done by appointment.

Requirements for Exam

In order to be able to sit in on the NYS P.I. License Exam, you must meet New York State’s following eligibility requirements by the time of submitting application for license:

Not ready to take the NYS PI Exam?

Whether you are not working in private investigation yet or are still acquiring enough experience to take the exam, you can still take our introductory course to learn the skills and techniques used by the experts. Completing the intro course is an excellent asset to have on your resume as you enter or continue in the private investigation field.

When are the NYS Private Investigator License Exams?

Exam schedules are updated in January and June every year. Check with NYS Division of Licensing Services for the most up-to-date information.


*Time and dates may be subject to change. Click the button below to download the full schedule from the NYS DOLS and information to contact if there is intermittent weather.

Download NYS PI Exam Procedures, Exam Locations, and Schedule (April-June 2018) (PDF)

Where are the NYS Private Investigator License Exam Locations?

Long Island/NYC Metro Area:

(VFW Hall)
68 Lincoln Road, Basement
Franklin Square, NY 11010
N6 Bus Route on Hempstead Turnpike
From the East: Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 16N, Franklin Ave.
From NYC/West: take the Cross Island Parkway SOUTH to the Southern State Parkway EAST. Take exit 15, Franklin Ave., turn left at the 2nd light onto Franklin Ave.
On Franklin Ave.: turn RIGHT onto Hempstead Turnpike and go 5 blocks. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Rd. (7-Eleven on corner). The VFW Hall and parking lot are on the RIGHT.

(Perry Duryea State Office Building)
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Basement Conference Room
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Note: Building sits back off highway. Look for the green sign near the road.

123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

Central/Upstate NY

(Alfred E. Smith State Office Building)
80 South Swan Street
Albany, New York 12239
*Located at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Swan Street

(State Office Building)
65 Court Street, Main Floor, Hearing Room, Part 5
Buffalo, NY 14202

(PARC Dining Hall – Part of Clinton Community College)
14 Dormitory Drive, Conference Room 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
From North: Take Route 9 south through Plattsburgh (city). At roundabout, turn right (first exit) onto New York Road. Turn left after 1.3 miles onto Idaho Ave. Take first left onto Dormitory Drive.
From South: Take Route 9 north through Plattsburgh (town). At roundabout, take third exit onto New York Road. Turn left after 1.3 miles onto Idaho Ave. Take first left onto Dormitory Drive.
From I-87: Take exit 36 to Route 22 heading north, toward Plattsburgh. Follow Route 22 for 2-3 miles. Take right onto Arizona Ave, after passing Plattsburgh International Airport. After .6 miles, take second left onto New York Road. Take first
right onto Idaho Ave. Take first left onto Dormitory Drive.v

(State Office Building)
333 E. Washington Street, Main Floor, Hearing Room A
Syracuse, NY 13202

***Plattsburgh location follows a Tuesday at 9:30am schedule on the following days: May 8th.


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