California Private Investigator License Test! Quiz

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Their 12-pound study package helped you pass all of the current versions of the 2-hour test and was compiled by a person hired by BSIS as a PI SME to assist in the test's major re-write. Call 818-883-6969 for more information. Below are examples of some of the easier study questions. Note: there are 5 different CA PI license tests-- you must be prepared for all of them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many counties are in California?

    • A.

      28

    • B.

      38

    • C.

      48

    • D.

      58

    Correct Answer
    D. 58
    Explanation
    California has 58 counties. Each county in California has its own local government and is responsible for providing various services to its residents, such as law enforcement, education, and public health. Therefore, the correct answer is 58.

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  • 2. 

    What STATE agency maintains marriage records for the entire state of California?

    • A.

      California Bureau of Marriage Records

    • B.

      Department of Public Health

    • C.

      County Recorder

    • D.

      Division of Marriage and Dissolutions

    Correct Answer
    B. Department of Public Health
    Explanation
    The Department of Public Health is the correct answer because it is a state agency responsible for maintaining marriage records for the entire state of California. The California Bureau of Marriage Records, County Recorder, and Division of Marriage and Dissolutions are not mentioned as the official agencies responsible for this task.

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  • 3. 

    A PI is said to have a 'fiduciary' relationship with his/her client. What does the term 'fiduciary' mean?

    • A.

      Contractual

    • B.

      Monetary

    • C.

      Financial

    • D.

      Trust

    Correct Answer
    D. Trust
    Explanation
    The term 'fiduciary' means trust. In the context of a PI-client relationship, it implies that the PI has a legal and ethical obligation to act in the best interest of the client, putting their needs and interests above their own. The PI is expected to exercise utmost loyalty, honesty, and care while handling the client's affairs, ensuring that there is a high level of trust between them.

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  • 4. 

    Within what city of the United States is the majority of archived military personnel records stored?

    • A.

      Washington DC

    • B.

      St Louis MO

    • C.

      Arlington VA

    • D.

      San Diego CA

    Correct Answer
    B. St Louis MO
    Explanation
    The majority of archived military personnel records are stored in St Louis, MO. This is because the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is located in St Louis and serves as the main repository for these records. The NPRC is responsible for maintaining and preserving military personnel records of discharged and deceased veterans of all branches of the military. It is also the central location for requesting copies of military service records for genealogical research, official government purposes, and veteran benefits.

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  • 5. 

    HIPPA law is about the privacy of a person's medical records. They are protected by Federal law. What does the 'P' in HIPAA stand for?

    • A.

      Portability

    • B.

      Policy

    • C.

      Privacy

    • D.

      Protection

    Correct Answer
    A. Portability
    Explanation
    The 'P' in HIPAA stands for Portability. HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that ensures the privacy and security of an individual's medical records. While the law does address privacy concerns, the primary focus is on the portability of health insurance coverage for individuals when they change or lose their jobs. The law allows individuals to carry their health insurance coverage from one job to another, hence the emphasis on portability.

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  • 6. 

    What is the recommended road position for a PI to take when following a person on a busy freeway?

    • A.

      One car to rear, one car to right

    • B.

      One car to rear, one car to left

    • C.

      Two cars to rear, one car to right

    • D.

      Two cars to rear, one car to left

    Correct Answer
    C. Two cars to rear, one car to right
    Explanation
    The recommended road position for a PI to take when following a person on a busy freeway is to have two cars to the rear and one car to the right. This positioning allows the PI to maintain a safe distance from the target vehicle while also having a clear view of their actions and movements. Having two cars behind provides an added layer of cover and reduces the chances of the target becoming suspicious or noticing the PI's presence. The car positioned to the right allows for better visibility and minimizes blind spots, making it easier for the PI to observe the target's behavior.

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  • 7. 

    What is a 'demand account'?

    • A.

      A stock/bond account that adds per demand

    • B.

      A banking checking account

    • C.

      A financial account that demands two signers or non-negotiable

    • D.

      A credit card that allows for cash advances

    Correct Answer
    B. A banking checking account
    Explanation
    A demand account refers to a banking checking account. This type of account allows individuals to deposit and withdraw funds as per their demand or need. It provides a convenient way for account holders to manage their day-to-day financial transactions such as paying bills, making purchases, and accessing funds easily through checks, debit cards, or online transfers.

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  • 8. 

    If a PI changes his/her residence address or business address, within how many days must the PI notify BSIS?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    C. 30
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30. According to the question, if a PI changes their residence address or business address, they must notify BSIS within 30 days. This is important for maintaining accurate records and ensuring that the PI's information is up to date. Failing to notify BSIS within the specified time frame may result in penalties or other consequences.

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  • 9. 

    If a PI changes his/her residence address or business address, within how many days must the PI notify BSIS?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    C. 30
    Explanation
    A private investigator (PI) is required to notify the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) within 30 days if there is a change in their residence address or business address. This is important for maintaining accurate records and ensuring that the PI can be reached if needed. Failing to notify BSIS within the specified timeframe may result in penalties or disciplinary actions.

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