Answers to the most commonly asked questions
How to become a private detective?
Once graduated, an apprentice detective must approach the CNAPS for their accreditation request.
What are private detective training ?
- two university training : the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in Ile-de-France in Melun and the UNîmes university in Gard in Nimes.
- deux private detective schools : IFAR in Montpellier (Gard) and ESARP in Paris.
How to find a private detective internship as part of his training?
What are the legal conditions to exercise the profession of private detective?
A self-employed independent private detective does not need a professional card to practice. His managerial approval and his authorization to practice are sufficient for him. The professional card is reserved for private detectives employed .
What is CNAPS ?
The CNAPS has a triple mission: the issuance of approvals and authorizations to exercise detectives , the control of security professionals , information mission to these same professionals.
Why detectives previously charged a CNAPS tax?
This tax amounts to 0.4% from 2016 (0.45% in 2015 and 0.5% in 2014).
The CNAPS tax was abolished as of January 1, 2020.
What is the price of a private detective?
Also, the prices charged by private detectives vary according to the skill, the agency experience as well as according to the technicality of each file.
To consult the fees of the SENEX Detective agency, please go to the RATES menu.
Are private detective investigation reports admissible in court ?
Also, to be admissible a private detective investigation report must respect the privacy of the target of the investigation and the conditions of loyalty in the taking of evidence.