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§ 13-401. Certification required to provide private detective services

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 13. Private Detectives (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Certification of Private Detectives (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-401
§ 13-401. Certification required to provide private detective services
In general
(a) Except as provided under subsection (b) of this section, an individual shall be certified by the Secretary as a private detective before the individual personally may provide any private detective service in the State.
(b) An individual who is not certified as a private detective may provide private detective services in the State if:
(1) the individual is employed by or has applied for employment with a licensed private detective agency;
(2) the licensed private detective agency has submitted to the Secretary the application of the individual for certification as a private detective, fingerprint cards, and fees required under § 13-403 of this subtitle;
(3) after a preliminary background investigation, the Secretary determines that the provision of private detective services by the individual would not result in a potential threat to public safety; and
(4) the Secretary has not denied the application.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 2000, c. 196, § 1, eff. April 25, 2000; Acts 2002, c. 379, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2002, c. 418, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 56, § 566.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-401, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 13-401
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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