WSR 16-03-070
[Filed January 19, 2016, 2:22 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Private investigator licensing application instructions for obtaining the required background checks. Amending WAC 308-17-150 Private investigative agency, private investigator, and armed private investigator fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Private investigator laws, RCW 18.165.170(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Washington state patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation each charge different fees for the required security guard applicant background check. These fees are currently a part of the private investigator application fee. Frequently, Washington state patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation change fees resulting in the private investigator program to over or under collect the cost for the background check. Changing the rule will allow the private investigator applicants to pay accurate background check fees.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder involvement.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Private Security Guard Program, Mary Haglund, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6658, fax (360) 577-7888, e-mail Check our internet web site for updates at
January 19, 2016
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator