(a)  If upon initial application for a training 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 must undergo 80 hours of one-on-one training.  The first 40 hours of one-on-one supervision must occur within the first 40 hours of employment.  The remaining 40 hours must be gathered over the first year of employment or the first 1,000 hours of actual work, which ever comes first.

(b)  A Level Two Associate can not, independently of the sponsor, accept or contract employment.  The Associate must 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 must 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 must occur at least four times per month.  The licensed Private Investigator must 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.