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Rule 4501:7-1-01 | Definitions.


[Comment: Information regarding the availability and effective date of the materials incorporated by reference in Chapter 4501:7-1 of the Administrative Code can be found in paragraph (M) of this rule.]

(A) "Department" means the Ohio department of public safety.

(B) "Director" means the director of the Ohio department of public safety or designee.

(C) "Military" means any of the armed forces of the United States, a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state, the Ohio military reserve, and the Ohio naval militia.

(D) "Identification card" or "I.D. card" means a card issued by the department to an employee of, or a qualifying agent of, a class A, class B, or class C licensee which contains the personal and employer information set forth in sections 4749.03 and 4749.06 of the Revised Code. An identification card shall, when applicable, contain one or more firearm bearer notations as specified in division (A)(3) of section 4749.10 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Investigator" has the same meaning as "private investigator," set forth in division (A) of section 4749.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Licensee" refers to a person or entity licensed under section 4749.03 of the Revised Code to provide private investigative services, security services, or both.

(G) "Provider" means any person who engages in the business of private investigation, the business of security services, or both, and has the same meaning as "licensee."

(H) "Qualifying Agent" is the owner, officer or a hired person of the company that fulfills the experience requirements as stated in Chapter 4749. of the Revised Code.

(I) "Veteran" means anyone who is serving or has served under honorable conditions in any component of the armed forces, including the national guard and reserve.

(J) "Working hours" means any hours in an active pay status.

(K) "Waiver" means form PSU 0060, supplied from a licensee to the person who receives, for hire, security guard or investigate services acknowledging that the employee(s) have not completed registration and agreeing to their employment.

(L) "Applicant for licensure" means an entity applying for licensure, as well as an owner, partner, or associate of the entity applying for licensure.

(M) Incorporated materials:

(1) "Employee Registration Application," form "PSU 0015," dated May 2020, may be obtained at;

(2) "Employee Registration Renewal," form "PSU 0017," dated October 2015, may be obtained at;

(3) "Firearm Bearer Notation Application," form "PSU 0016," dated May 2020, may be obtained at;

(4) "Multiple Change Application," form "PSU 0011," dated April 2014, may be obtained at;

(5) "Provider Application," form "PSU 0006," dated May 2014, may be obtained at;

(6) "Provider Branch Office Application," form "PSU 0010," dated April 2014, may be obtained at;

(7) "Qualifying Agent Application," form "PSU 0007," dated May 2014, may be obtained at;

(8) "Qualifying Agent Renewal," form "PSU 0053," dated May 2014, may be obtained at;

(9) "WebCheck Instructions," form "PSU 0019," dated December 2014, may be obtained at; and

(10) "Waiver," form "PSU 0060" dated March 2016, may be obtained at

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4749.02
Amplifies: 4749.01, 4749.10, 4749.06, 4749.03
Five Year Review Date: 6/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 8/10/1989, 1/1/2015, 12/1/2018