A few questions about being a digital/computer forensics practitioner in Massachusetts and licensing.
1) Is it true that to be a digital forensics investigator in MA, one must have a private detective license?
2) Is it true one can legally offer services as a digital examiner
(instead of an investigator) and not have the license? I ask because it takes three years of working under a P.I. to qualify as someone who can get a P.I. License, and I don't want to do that. If examiners are different, where is this spelled out?
3) Is having a PhD in Computer Engineering or Comp Science and experience with digital forensics (e.g., encase certification) sufficient for practicing digital forensics investigations (or examinations) as a type of "license in a profession" described in Ch. 147 Section 23
4) Is there a quick way to get a P.I. license in MA without quiting my job and taking another one for three years under someone who has a license?
Some background on my questions: MA requirements
for being a private detective and MA general law concerning licensing chap 147
sections 22-30. (link is to just 22, click next to see other sections.)
Thanks for your help.