(a)  If upon sponsorship, the Associate has less than one year or 1,000 hours of verifiable training or experience, the Associate shall undergo 160 hours of one-on-one supervision training.

(b)  The first 40 hours of employment shall be one-on-one supervision. The remaining 120 hours of one-on-one supervision shall be gathered over the first year of employment or the first 1,000 hours of work, whichever comes first.

(c)  A Level One Associate cannot, independently of the sponsor, accept or contract employment. The Associate shall have direct face-to-face or telephone contact with the sponsor or another licensed Private Investigator within the firm, association, or corporation before accepting employment or before accepting a new case.

(d)  The sponsor or another licensed Private Investigator associated with the sponsor's firm, association, or corporation shall meet with the Level One associate to review the Associate's work product. The Private Investigator's review may be by telephone or face-to-face and shall occur at least four times per month. The licensed Private Investigator shall review each case on which the Associate is working or has worked since the last review. Review sessions may encompass more than one case.


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

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .1102 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2020.