14b NCAC 16 .1101          DEFINITIONS

In addition to the definitions set forth in G.S. 74C, the following definitions shall apply to this Section:

(1)           "Private Investigator Associate" refers to an individual training to become a Private Investigator. A Private Investigator Associate may also be referred to as a "trainee" in these Rules. A Private Investigator Associate must complete three training levels as set out in this Section.

(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 or her employment to another Private Investigator. However, the sponsoring Private Investigator may subcontract the Private Investigator Associate if the sponsor obtains prior written approval from the Board's Director 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.

(3)           "Training Checklist" means the documents that shall state all areas of training and work that the Associate has performed. The sponsoring Private Investigator is responsible for maintaining the training checklist and providing a copy of the checklist to the Associate. The Training Checklist must 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 sponsoring 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 upon request.

(4)           "Associate Log" means the documents maintained by the Associate which shall list each case the Associate has worked, the number of hours spent on the case, and the type of work performed.


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

Eff. July 1, 1994;

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

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2023.