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WAC 308-17-310

Private investigative agency principal examination requirements.

(1) All principals of an agency who do not meet the experience requirements required by RCW 18.165.050, must pass an examination demonstrating their knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:
A. Washington state laws (45% of test)
[I.] Private investigators law - chapters 18.165 RCW and 308-17 WAC
[II.] All topics contained in the private investigator preassignment training course (WAC 308-17-300)
[III.] Chapter 9.73 RCW Privacy, violating right of privacy (e.g. surveillance and wiretapping)
[IV.] Chapter 42.17 RCW Public disclosure
[V.] Title 9A RCW - Washington state criminal code
[VI.] Other resources:
- Title 2 RCW - Courts of record
- Title 3 RCW - District courts/courts of limited jurisdictions
- Title 26 RCW - Domestic relations (e.g. marriage, dissolution, adoption)
- Title 36 RCW - Counties
- Title 46 RCW - Motor vehicles (e.g. accidents, forms)
[B.] Federal law (30% of test)
[I.] Federal Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 522A)
[II.] Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552)
[III.] Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681)
[IV.] Federal Wiretapping Act (18 U.S.C[.])
[V.] Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
[VI.] United States Code
[C.] Court systems (7.5% of test)
[I.] Federal courts
[II.] Title 28 of the U.S. Code
[III.] Public Law 101-650
[D.] State courts
[I.] Chapter 35.20 RCW - Municipal courts
[II.] Title 2 RCW Courts of records
[III.] Title 3 RCW - District courts/courts of limited jurisdictions
[IV.] Title 4 RCW - Civil procedures
[V.] Title 5 RCW - Evidence
[VI.] Title 6 RCW - Enforcement of judgments
[E.] Legal procedures and definitions (10% of test)
[I.] Terminology and definitions
[II.] Title 9A RCW - Washington state criminal code
[III.] Title 2 RCW - Courts of record
[IV.] Title 3 RCW - District courts/courts of limited jurisdictions
[V.] Title 4 RCW - Civil procedures
[VI.] Title 5 RCW - Evidence
[VII.] Title 6 RCW - Enforcement of judgments
[VIII.] Title 26 RCW - Domestic relations (e.g. marriage, dissolution, adoption)
[IX.] Black's law dictionary
[F.] Other resources of public information (7.5% of test)
[I.] County recorders office
[II.] World wide locator
[III.] Secretary of state and state recordings
[IV.] Computer databases
[V.] Federal and state laws and acts can be found on the internet.
(2) The examination shall consist of 75 questions based on information in the above required areas. Applicants who fail to achieve a passing score will be required to wait a minimum of seven days before reexamination.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.165 RCW. WSR 02-23-060, § 308-17-310, filed 11/18/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.165.170(1), 43.24.086 and 34.05.482. WSR 97-17-051, § 308-17-310, filed 8/15/97, effective 9/15/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.165.170. WSR 91-22-111, § 308-17-310, filed 11/6/91, effective 12/7/91.]
Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.
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