MDSP licenses

17 Licenses

Private Detective Agencies License

Distributed by Maryland Department of State Police

License for PD agencies to conduct business, maintain an office, employ individuals, and represent to the public.

Valid for 3 Years initial, 2 years renewal Last revised : No Date
90 Business Days Approval time
$200-$400 Application cost
10-30 mins Average completion time

Private Detective Certification

Distributed by Maryland Department of State Police

A certified private detective is employed by a licensed private detective agency and may not offer private detective services outside the scope of his sponsoring agency.

Valid for 3 Years, and only for employment with the private detective agency listed on the application. Last revised : No Date
90 Business Days Approval time
$10-$15 Application cost
10-30 mins Average completion time

Qualified Handgun Instructor Certificate

Distributed by Maryland Department of State Police

Qualified Handgun Instructors are responsible for qualifying students for Handgun Qualification Licenses and Handgun Carry Permits.

Valid for various time periods Last revised : No Date
14 Days Approval time
$0 Application cost
10 mins Average completion time

Qualified Handgun Instructor License

Distributed by Maryland Department of State Police

Qualified Handgun Instructors are responsible for qualifying students for Handgun Qualification Licenses and Handgun Carry Permits.

Valid for 4 Years Last revised : No Date
14 Days Approval time
$0 Application cost
10 mins Average completion time

Railroad Police Commission

Distributed by Maryland Department of State Police

A Railroad Police Officer is an individual who is at least 21 years old and employed by a Railroad Police Agency in Maryland to protect the property as described in the application. 

Valid for Lifetime Last revised : No Date
90 Business Days Approval time
$160 Application cost
60-120 mins Average completion time

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