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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER JSPECIAL COMPANY LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS
RULE §35.121Investigations Company License

(a) Pursuant to the Act, the department has determined that an applicant for licensure as a private investigations company or the prospective manager of the applicant company must meet one of the qualifications detailed in this section:

  (1) Three (3) consecutive years of investigation related experience;

  (2) A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related course of study;

  (3) A bachelor's degree with twelve (12) months of investigation related experience;

  (4) An associate degree in criminal justice or related course of study, with twenty-four (24) months of investigation related experience;

  (5) A specialized course of study directly designed for and related to the private investigation profession, taught and presented through affiliation with a four (4) year college or university accredited and recognized by the State of Texas. This course of study must be endorsed by the four (4) year college or university's department of criminal justice program and include a departmental faculty member(s) on its instructional faculty. This course of study must consist of a minimum of two hundred (200) instructional hours including coverage of ethics, the Act, and this chapter; or

  (6) Other combinations of education and investigation related experience may be substituted for the above at the discretion of the department or its designated representative.

(b) The degrees referenced in subsection (a) of this section must be affiliated with a college or university recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or other accreditation organization recognized by the State of Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §35.121 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3608

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