View Full Version : Private investigator degree for pc work in texas??

08-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Hi all!

A few weeks back I read a bunch of articles online saying that Texas is requiring either a 2 year P.I. degree or an internship with a P.I. to do pc repair in Texas. They said the tech and the cust would be fined if the tech does not have teh p.i. background.

Anyone know anymore about this? I'm actually in phoenix az, but this could be huge if it spreads out of Texas.

08-27-2008, 10:13 PM

08-27-2008, 10:36 PM
Glad im not in Texas!

08-27-2008, 10:59 PM

Isn't this actually just for forensic technicians?. I don't think it really applies to regular repair techs. See:


In every state I know people doing repairs you do not have to have anything more than a basic knowledge of computers.

If we are talking forensics then that is something else completely. Forensics is something great for a tech to get into but it's expensive and requires alot of study.

ps: If you are interested in forensics and would like something fun to read, you might check out this book. It's a quick read, has lots of "case studies" and gives regular techs something new to learn even if they never get involved in the business: "Computer Forensics JumpStart" from Sybex. Its a few years old but still very interesting and has alot of links that are very technical, not end user crap.

08-27-2008, 11:02 PM
No, i do not believe it does apply to PC technicians.

08-28-2008, 06:28 PM
This only applies for technicians doing investigative/forensics work. Regular repair techs are fine.

10-10-2008, 01:05 PM
Wow this would go huge, good luck exciting stuff, I am intrested in it 2 but am in a dif country!