4501:5-1-06 Required experience.

(A) "Two years experience" shall be defined as a minimum of four thousand working hours over a period of two calendar years.

(B) Except as provided in paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule, an applicant for a class B license shall have at least four thousand working hours of experience in investigatory work, an applicant for a class C license shall have at least four thousand working hours of experience in security services work, and an applicant for a class A license shall have at least one thousand working hours of experience in investigatory work and at least one thousand working hours of experience in security services work.

(C) Equivalent experience such as, but not limited to, specialized education in criminal justice or law enforcement, or service in the military police of any of the branches of the armed forces of the United States, or significant experience as a law enforcement officer, as defined in division (A)(11) of section 2901.01 of the Revised Code or division (J) of section 2901.01 , or as a peace officer, as defined in division (B) of section 2935.01 of the Revised Code not obtained within the last two years, may be deemed by the director of public safety to be sufficient to satisfy the two-year requirement.

(D) If specialized education in criminal justice or law enforcement is submitted as equivalent experience, all of the following apply:

(1) The only education which shall be recognized is that of at least two years duration, successful passage of which is evidenced by an associate or baccalaureate degree awarded by an institution registered or approved by the state board of proprietary school registration or by the Ohio board of regents. Education alone may be deemed to satisfy no more than half of the two-year requirement.

(2) Two thousand working hours of experience in investigatory work, when coupled with successful completion of the education described in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule, may satisfy the two-year experience requirement only with respect to an application for a class B license.

(3) Two thousand working hours of experience in security services work, when coupled with successful completion of the education described in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule, may satisfy the two-year experience requirement only with respect to an application for a class C license.

(4) One thousand working hours of experience in investigatory work and one thousand working hours in security services work, when coupled with successful completion of the education described in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule, may satisfy the two-year requirement for a class A license.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/01/2009 and 07/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: R.C. 4749.02

Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4749.03

Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/70, 8/10/89, 12/15/98, 11/16/01, 10/7/04