Computer technicians required to have PI license in Texas
As the result of a new law in Texas, computer repair technicians are required to have a private investigator license.
According to the new law, during the course of repairing a computer some investigation can be needed, which requires a private investigator license.
To obtain a PI license, the technicians would have to receive a criminal justice degree or participate in a three-year apprenticeship and until they have such a license they will need to close down, find something else to do, or face up to a $4,000 fine, one year in jail, and a $10,000 civil penalty.
If a consumer takes their computer to an unlicensed technician for repair they could face the same penalty.
Note to self…don’t move to Texas…