(a) Any person, group, or organization, public or private, that utilized canine teams for the purposes of detecting controlled dangerous substances, as a public service or for private gain, shall be required to annually obtain CLEET certification for such canine teams. Certification as to the demonstration abilities of any such canine team shall be based on evaluation of the canine team's performance during field tests.
(b) Persons wishing to seek CLEET CDS detector canine team certification may apply through CLEET's online portal.
(c) Applicants must submit the application and appropriate test fee to CLEET.
(d) All applications must be completely filled out and be accompanied by a full-body, color photograph of the applicant canine team and any other information required by CLEET. The photograph shall include the full side-body of the dog and the face of the handler.
(e) Normally, no more than ten (10) applicant dogs shall be scheduled for testing on any date.
(f) Upon completion of CDS detector canine team testing, the owner/handler of each dog shall be informed as to the examiner's evaluation of the canine team's performance.
(g) Canine teams that fail to successfully complete the CDS detector tests in accordance with the required standards of performance may not be retested until seven (7) days from the last attempt, and must submit the retest fee to CLEET prior to testing.
(h) Canine teams that successfully complete CDS Detections tests in accordance with the required standards of performance shall be notified in writing by CLEET.
(i) When CLEET has determined that all application procedures are fully complete; the applicant canine team has met all required performance standards; and the correct certification fee has been received, a CDS detector canine team certificate shall be issued by CLEET.
(j) Any time a certified CDS detector canine team is being employed or otherwise utilized in CDS detection activities, the CLEET CDS detector canine team certificate, or a copy thereof, shall be immediately available for inspection by any interested party.
(k) CLEET CDS detector canine team certification shall remain effective for a period of one year from the date of evaluation. Upon renewal of a license that has not yet expired, the renewal date of that license will be the same month and day as the previous year.
(l) CDS detector canine teams shall be recertified annually. Application for renewal and the process of testing and performance evaluation shall be conducted in the same manner as the original certification. Application for recertification should be initiated not less than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the previous certificate.
(m) All CDS detector canine team certifications that are not renewed shall be inactivated by CLEET. If a renewal of an expired certification is not initiated by the canine team within thirty (30) days from the expiration date of the certificate, the canine team shall be required to remit the full two hundred dollars ($200.00) certification test fee to reinstate the certification status of the canine team concerned. Application and testing procedures in such cases shall be conducted in the same manner as an original certification.
(n) When any canine team certified under these laws and rules will no longer be utilized in the performance of CDS detection activities, the owner of such dog or the handler shall notify CLEET in writing.
(o) CDS detector canine teams owned by or used solely by a bona fide law enforcement agency for CDS detection activities in the service of the public shall be exempt from the certification fees herein, but shall be required to certify such canine teams annually in accordance with the laws and the rules of this section, unless such canine teams are certified annually by the United States Custom Service.
Okla. Admin. Code § 390:30-1-6
Amended at 16 Ok Reg 1198,
eff 5-27-99; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 1931, eff 7-1-06; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 2561,
eff 7-11-09; Amended at 28 Ok Reg 1739, eff 6-25-11; Amended at 29 Ok Reg 1611,
Register, Volume 35, Issue 24, September 4, 2018, eff.
Register, Volume 36, Issue 22, August 1, 2019, eff.
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 39, Issue 24, September 1, 2022, eff. 9/11/2022