WSR 02-07-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 18, 2002, 12:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend Part D Preassignment training and examination requirements, WAC 308-17-310 Private investigative agency principal examination requirements and 308-17-320 Certification of preassignment training trainers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.165 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To fulfill the intent of the private investigator's program, the program must administer a common examination to any individual who wishes to be licensed as a private investigator company principal or as a private investigator certified trainer. The examination must be psychometrically justified and protect the public interest by assuring that private investigator company principals and certified trainers possess essential knowledge of technical standards and procedures for this industry. To achieve this objective, the program conducted a study and developed a credible examination for private investigator company principals and certified trainers. The amended language reflects the changes necessary to achieve a defendable test.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pat Brown, Department of Licensing, Public Protection Unit, P.O. Box 9034, Olympia, WA 98507-9034, (360) 664-6608, fax (360) 570-7888.

March 18, 2002

Pat Brown

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office