201 KAR 41:040. Fees.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 329A.025, 329A.040(1)(b), 329A.045(4)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 329A.025(2)(b), 329A.040(1)(b), 329A.045(4)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 329A.025(2)(b) requires the board to establish fees associated with the licensure of private investigators and private investigating companies. 329A.040(1)(b) requires the board to establish an application fee for licensure and for state criminal history background checks. KRS 329A.045(4) requires the board to establish a license renewal fee. This administrative regulation establishes the application and related fees, the licensure renewal fees, and the fee procedure for the licensure examination.

 

      Section 1. Application Fees for Licensure as a Private Investigator. An applicant for licensure as a private investigator shall submit the following fees to the board:

      (1)(a) The initial application fee for licensure as a private investigator shall be $400.

      (b) The fee shall be submitted to the board as follows:

      1. $100 at the time of application; and

      2. $300 after the application has been reviewed and approved by the board; and

      (2)(a) The fee for the criminal history, background check, and fingerprinting shall be remitted to the Kentucky State Treasurer in an amount pursuant to 502 KAR 30:060 and 28 C.F.R. 16.33.

      (b) Contact the Division of Occupations and Professions for fee amount or check the board's Web site at http://finance.ky.gov/ourcabinet/caboff/OAS/op/privinve.

 

      Section 2. Application Fees for Licensure as a Private Investigator Company. (1) The initial application fee for licensure as a private investigator company shall be:

      (a) $100 for a sole proprietorship; or

      (b) $400 for a firm, association, partnership, corporation, nonprofit organization, or institution.

      (2) The initial application fee shall be submitted at the time of application.

 

      Section 3. Examination Fee. (1) The examination fee shall be the actual amount charged by the examination service for the examination pursuant to a contractual agreement with the board.

      (2) The examination fee shall be paid directly to the examination service.

 

      Section 4. Biennial Renewal License Fee. (1) The fee for renewal of a private investigator license shall be $250.

      (2) The fee for renewal of a private investigating company license shall be $250.

 

      Section 5. Late Renewal Fee. (1)(a) The fee for late renewal of a private investigator license, submitted for renewal between July 1 and August 31, shall be $250.

      (b) The late renewal fee shall be in addition to the license renewal fee established in Section 4(1) of this administrative regulation, for a total of $500.

      (2)(a) The fee for late renewal of a private investigating company license, submitted for renewal between July 1 and August 31, shall be $250.

      (b) The late renewal fee shall be in addition to the license renewal fee established in Section 4(2) of this administrative regulation for a total of $500.

 

      Section 6. Reinstatement Fee. (1)(a) The fee for reinstatement of a private investigator’s license terminated pursuant to KRS 329A.045(8) shall be $100.

      (b) The reinstatement fee shall be in addition to the license renewal fee established in Section 4(1) of this administrative regulation and the late renewal fee established in Section 5(1) of this administrative regulation for a total of $600.

      (2)(a) The fee for reinstatement of a private investigating company license terminated pursuant to KRS 329A.045(8) shall be $100.

      (b) The reinstatement fee shall be in addition to the license renewal fee established in Section 4(2) of this administrative regulation and the late renewal fee established in Section 5(2) of this administrative regulation for a total of $600.

 

      Section 7. Inactive Status Fee. (1) The fee for placing a license in inactive status shall be $100.

      (2) The fee for renewal of a license in inactive status shall be $100.

      (3) The fee to reactivate an inactive license shall be $250.

 

      Section 8. Duplicate License Fee. The fee for a duplicate license or certificate shall be twenty-five (25) dollars.

 

      Section 9. Continuing Education Program Application Fee. (1) The annual fee for an application for approval of a continuing education program shall be fifty (50) dollars.

      (2) The fee shall be applicable to all continuing education providers except those who do not require board approval pursuant to 201 KAR 41:070, Section 3(1). (30 Ky.R. 772; 1207; eff. 12-5-2003; 35 Ky.R. 622; 1443; eff. 1-5-2009.)