14b NCAC 16 .1101          DEFINITIONS

In addition to the definitions set forth in Chapter 74C of the General Statutes of North Carolina, the following definitions will apply to this Section:

(1)           "Private Investigator Associate" refers to individuals training to become Private Investigators.  A Private Investigator Associate must complete three levels of training requirements.

(2)           "One-on-one Supervision" means person to person contact whereby the licensed investigator is personally and directly supervising or training the Associate.  The training investigator must be the sponsoring licensed Private Investigator or any licensed Private Investigator who is a member of the sponsoring Private Investigator's firm, association, or corporation.  The Private Investigator Associate may not subcontract his employment to another Private Investigator.  However, the sponsoring Private Investigator may subcontract the Private Investigator Associate if the sponsor obtains prior approval from the Administrator by showing that the Private Investigator Associate will receive an educational benefit from the subcontract employment and the Associate will receive one-on-one supervision from another licensed Private Investigator.  One-on-one supervision may be satisfied if the Associate undergoes training from an individual or educational course approved by the Administrator prior to the Associate receiving the training.

(3)           "Training Checklist" refers to the document(s) which must indicate all areas of training and work that the Associate has performed.  The supervising Private Investigator must be responsible for maintaining the training checklist and a copy must be given to the Associate.  The Training Checklist must further be updated to reflect the date the associate advances from one level to another.  The training checklist must be signed by the Associate and the sponsoring Private Investigator at the end of each reporting period.  In the event the Associate transfers employment to another Private Investigator, the Associate must provide the new supervising Private Investigator with the training checklist and the new sponsoring Private Investigator will then be responsible for the maintenance of the checklist.  The Training Checklist must be updated on a quarterly basis for Level One associates and on a yearly basis for Level Two and Level Three associates.  The training checklist must be maintained pursuant to Rule .0108 of this Chapter.  When an associate completes Level Three, the Training Checklist must be made a part of the associate's application for a Private Investigator's license.  The Board shall have immediate access to the training checklist.

(4)           "Associate Log" refers to the document(s) maintained by the sponsoring Private Investigator which must list each case the Associate has worked, the number of hours spent on the case, and the type of work performed.  One-on-one training must be specifically documented within the Associate's log.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5(2);

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .1101 Eff. July 1, 2015.