201 KAR 41:030. Examination.


      RELATES TO: KRS 329A.025(2)(c), 329A.035(3)(m)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 329A.025(2)(c), 329A.035(3)(m)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 329A.025(2)(c) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations creating an examination for private investigator applicants. This administrative regulation establishes the examination for private investigator applicants.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) The written examination shall be called the "Kentucky Private Investigator Examination".

      (2) The exam shall be developed and administered by a board-approved examination service pursuant to a contractual agreement.

      (3) The exam shall be administered by computer and provided at locations within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to be determined by the contractor at least twice annually.

      (4) The examination shall be structured and designed to measure the subject areas outlined in KRS 329A.025(2)(c).

      (5) The examination passing score shall be determined and set by the board in consultation with the examination contractor.


      Section 2. General Requirements. (1) An applicant for examination shall:

      (a) Submit a completed application for licensure as required by 201 KAR 41:020;

      (b) Pay the applicable application fee established in 201 KAR 41:040(1)(a); and

      (c) Pay the examination fee directly to the examination service.

      (2) Once the application has been approved by the board, the applicant shall sit for the examination within sixty (60) days of the date on the authorization-to-test letter, sent from the board.

      (3) An applicant may sit for the examination at any approved examination contractor testing center or via any contractor and board-approved electronic testing method.

      (4) Failure to take the examination within sixty (60) days of the authorization-to-test date shall lead to a forfeit of application fees and necessitate a reapplication to the board.

      (5) An applicant shall have six (6) months from the application approval date by the board to tender a passing exam score to the board. Failure to pass the examination within the six (6) month period requires a new application to the board. (30 Ky.R. 771; 1207; eff. 12-5-2003.)