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Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

The Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) is charged with licensing those working in the private safety sector within the state of Nevada. The NPILB is a state agency that provides examinations, background checks and licensing for a variety of safety professionals seeking to work within the state.

Jobs from NPILB Certification

  • Private Investigators
  • Private Security Patrols
  • Process Servers
  • Repossessors
  • Dog Handlers
  • Security Consultants
  • Polygraph Technicians
  • Interns working in any of these fields

The Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board does not provide training courses to individuals looking to become licensed through the state. It does, however, provide exams for certification, including the Private Patrolman Exam, Private Investigator Exam, Process Server Exam, Repossessor Exam, and the Canine Handler Demonstration Exam. The NPILB outlines which state statues are covered on each exam under the exam section on its website.

NPILB Basic Certification Requirements

To become certified to be a private investigator, security patrol, process server, repossessor, dog handler, security consultant, polygraph technician or a related intern in the state of Nevada, the board puts forth several requirements in addition to earning a 75% of higher on the state certification tests. To earn certification, applicants also must:
  • Be 21 years old or older
  • Be a United State citizen or be authorized to reside and work within the United States
  • Not have been convicted of a felony
  • Not have been convicted of any crime that brings moral character into question
  • Not have been convicted of a crime that involves the illegal possession or dangerous use of a firearm
  • Submit to criminal background checks by the FBI and the Nevada Department of Public Safety
  • Meet experience requirements outlined by the requirements of the certificate being sought. Often, work done as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field will work toward the experience requirement of licensing.

NPILB Armed Work Card Requirements

In addition to certifying private investigators, private security guards, process servers, repossessors, dog handlers, security consultants, polygraph technicians and related interns, the NPILB issues work cards and armed work cards to those working for individuals or companies who are certified by the board. To obtain a work card, applicants must submit a photo, two forms of identification and fingerprints, and those working for a Private Patrol Licensee must pass an exam with a perfect score. Workers who wish to obtain licensing to become armed must:
  • Be sponsored by their licensed employer
  • Go through an 8-hour state training course that covers safe carrying, handling and usage of a firearm
  • Earn a 75% or higher on a state test
  • Complete five hours of training and instruction at a shooting range using the type of gun that the applicant intends to carry

Licenses earned through the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board are good for a one-year period, with licenses expiring on June 30. Those looking to renew licenses must submit renewal requests between May 15 and June 30 of each year. (Source:

Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) is located in Las Vegas, NV, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 44 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Guard Card, Armed Security License, and Guard Card Certificate. Time to complete this education training ranges from 1 hour to 5.2 days depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 hours. The cost to attend Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) ranges from $60 to $200 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $140. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) are "Affordable" and "Positive environment", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) has been reviewed 77 times, with an average rating of 4.55 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board (NPILB) to a friend.

School Information

3110 South Durango Drive #203 Las Vegas, NV 89117
1 hour - 5.2 days


  • Guard Card: $85 - $300
  • Nevada Guard Card: $100 - $125
  • Armed Security License: $100 - $150
  • Security Guard Certification: $150
  • Security Guard card: $125 - $150
  • Nevada State Certified Security Officer: $150
  • Investigator and Canine Handler.: $150
  • pilb guard card: $150
  • PILB Certificate: $140 - $180
  • Security Guard Card (Armed): $170
  • Security+ Certificate: $110
  • Private Investigators Licensing Board: $140
  • Class D Security License: $140 - $200
  • NV PILB Registration Cards for Armed and Unarmed: $200
  • Unarmed Security License: $60 - $180
  • Security License Guard card: $165
  • Pilb Security Guard Provisional Certificate and License: $200
  • valid driver's license: $85
  • PILB Unarmed Guard Card: $130
  • State of Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board- PILB: $120
  • Armed Guard License P.I.L.B. certificate: $85
  • PILB card certificate: $80 - $150
  • Private Investigators Licensing: $129
  • PILB/Sherrif's/Alcohol Awareness/ Drivers (Class C)/Highest APK (Sky Communication)/ Osha 30 Certificate: $150
  • PILB active: $50
  • PIBL CARD: $145
  • Nevada Private Investigator Licensing Board: $200
  • Guard Card Certificate: $95 - $375
  • Guard Card License/Certification: $150
  • PILB UNARMED guard: $130
  • PILB Security Officer Certificate: $98
  • Nevada PILB Unarmed Work Card: $240
  • PILB Armed Guard Certified: $180
  • Alcohol Awareness Card Certificate: $120
  • P.I.L.B Security Guard Certificate: $60
  • PILB Certificate Guard Card: $200
  • Security License Unarmed Card: $125

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Affordable Mentioned in 41 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 32 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 32 reviews

Recent reviews



Affordable, Positive environment

Other comments

The questions are common sense it’s very easy to pass and the staff is very helpful and they care it’s convenient cause after you take the test you have to get your fingerprints and the place to go to is right there in the same building complex



Affordable, Helpful career services

Other comments

Quick to get certified. It's what comes next that matters. You just walk in, pay the fee, take a test right there at the office and you're out to the working world.

Guard Card Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Guard Card?

1,925 people answered

“Doing research on school for trying before getting the job.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I wish I knew I was really going to get hired at the hospital job I applied for, but I didn’t .”

Sept. 23, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Guard Card?

2,130 people answered

“Go and get a guard card, there's plenty of jobs out there.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“To be the thing that she/he really wants to do. Bose it comes with a lot of responsibility with keeping the public save.”

Sept. 24, 2019

Armed Security License Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Armed Security License?

4,255 people answered

“Many employers are looking for this certification, wish I would’ve gotten it sooner.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“That I can make a lot of money and take this certification very far in this line of work.”

Sept. 24, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Armed Security License?

4,763 people answered

“Yes very useful in adding it to skills.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“The test requires a lot of studying test review an etc.”

Sept. 24, 2019

Guard Card Certificate Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Guard Card Certificate?

2 people answered

“Any security job you apply for needs proof of guard card registration or certifiable certificate of completion.”

Aug. 19, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Guard Card Certificate?

3 people answered

“Pay attention, know your rights and job responsibilities.”

Aug. 19, 2019
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