(a)  If upon initial application for an Associate permit, the applicant has at least one year or 1,000 hours of verifiable training or experience, the applicant will skip Level One and be classified as a Level Two Private Investigator Associate. An applicant that skips Level One shall undergo 80 hours of one-on-one training. The first 40 hours of one-on-one supervision shall occur within the first 40 hours of employment. The remaining 40 hours shall be gathered over the first year of employment or the first 1,000 hours of work, whichever comes first.

(b)  A Level Two 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.

(c)  The sponsor or another licensed Private Investigator associated with the sponsor's firm, association, or corporation shall meet with the Level Two 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 .1103 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2020.