New License

Welcome, prospective licensee! Thank you for your interest in becoming licensed in the District of Columbia. The Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration is excited to introduce a brand new license management system that offers prospective licensees the opportunity to apply for initial licensure; current licensees the opportunity to renew their license; and licensees, employers, and the general public the opportunity to conduct searches of licensed professionals here.

How Do I Apply?

Security Officer
Special Police Officer
Campus Special Police Officer
Security Agency Business
Private Detective

How Do I … ?

Transfer a License
Upgrade or Downgrade a Designation
Request a Duplicate License
Change Responsible Party Name

What You May Need

  • A 2″x2″ passport-style photo (.jpg format). See example:
  • A current government-issued ID
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees


All exams will be administered via computer at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. For additional information about exams, please visit PSI online or by phone at (800) 733-9267.

To begin your application, click here.