(1) Experience requirements for resident managers and/or qualifying agents of contract security companies and proprietary security organizations are as follows:
(a) two years full-time (35 or more hours per week) experience as:
(i) an employee or employer in the field for which licensure is sought;
(ii) a sworn member of any:
(A) federal investigative agency;
(B) military police; or
(C) state, county, or city investigative or law enforcement group or police department; or
(iii) a supervisor or administrator in industrial or governmental security; or
(b) vocational training of at least four, 12-credit semesters in security company operations.
(2) Experience requirements for resident managers and/or qualifying agents of electronic security companies are as follows:
(a) two years full-time (35 or more hours per week) experience as an employer or employee in the field for which licensure is sought.
(3) Experience requirements for private investigators are as follows:
(a) three years full-time experience:
(i) engaged in the private investigative business;
(ii) employed as a private investigator or having held a certificate of authority to conduct a private investigative business; or
(iii) having been an investigator, detective, special agent, or peace officer of a city, county, or state government or of the United States government.
(b) In determining experience qualifications for private investigator licensure, "three years" means an accumulation of 5400 hours of experience. Self-employment must be verified by tax returns.
(4) Proof of education and training must be submitted with the application and may include:
(c) seminar certificates;
(d) course completion certificates; or
(e) other supporting evidence.
(5) Six months of the experience requirement may be met by successful completion and verification of the basic course at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.
(6) A combination of experience, education and training may be used to meet the experience requirement, but education and training may not exceed 1/2 the experience required.
(7) One and one-half years experience as a licensed insurance investigator may be applied toward the three years of experience required for a private investigator.