Connecticut Department of Health / Private Investigator Update

Should forensic accountants be required to be licensed private investigators?

The State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety recently issued their report regarding their inquiry as to whether forensic accountants should be required to be licensed private investigators within Connecticut. The report indicated no decision would be made and that if a change is needed it would be up to the legislators to enact the change to the current statutes. Thus individuals currently practicing forensic accounting under the regulation of a state agency, such as a CPA practicing under a license issued by the State Board of Accountancy, can continue to practice forensic accounting without having to obtain a private investigator license in Connecticut.