Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-01-.19 - EVALUATION OF REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

(1) An applicant for an investigations company license may meet the experience requirement of T.C.A. § 62-26-206 by submitting a detailed résumé, a sworn statement that the applicant has the minimum amount of experience for the appropriate designation, and verification of two thousand (2,000) hours of compensated investigative experience. Acceptable proof of experience includes documentation from previous employers, submitted on each previous employer's letterhead, stating the number of hours for which the applicant was compensated and a detailed job description showing actual work experience as a private investigator. The commission may consider other proof in its discretion.
(2) An applicant for an investigations company license may meet the education requirement of T.C.A. § 62-26-206 by submitting to the commission transcripts from an accredited college or university showing the course of study along with the number of hours completed and evidence of any degree earned. The commission has the discretion to review any submitted degree programs and fields of study for acceptability.
(3) Military service may be acceptable experience to meet these qualifications if the applicant documents two thousand (2,000) hours of verifiable, compensated experience while serving in an investigative capacity with any federal, U.S. armed forces, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency or any other governmental agency.
(4) Out-of-state applicants who own or operate their own investigations company, and who are not required to hold a license or registration in their state of residence, must provide the following documentation:
(a) A city, county or state business license showing the issuance and expiration date;
(b) A federal tax identification;
(c) Federal tax returns; and/or
(d) Corporate charter information documenting which state the applicant corporation was originally chartered in and the date on which the applicant corporation was chartered.
(e) The commission may consider documentation other than the above as acceptable in its discretion.
(5) A "letter of good standing" is required from each jurisdiction for which the applicant holds a license or registration. The "letter of good standing" must detail how the applicant qualified for the license or registration, the date on which the license or registration was issued and the current license or registration status. A statement regarding any disciplinary action taken against the license or registration in any applicable jurisdiction is also required.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-01-.19
Original rule filed February 8, 2012; effective May 8, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 62-26-206 and 62-26-303.

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