Section 34-25-21

Qualifications of examiner; bond.

(a) A person is qualified to receive a license as an examiner:

(1) Who is at least 21 years of age;

(2) Who is a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, who is a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government;

(3) Who establishes that he or she is a person of honesty, truthfulness, integrity, and moral fitness;

(4) Who has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

(5) Who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and/or recognized by the board or, in lieu thereof, has five consecutive years of active investigative experience immediately preceding his or her application;

(6) Who is a graduate of a polygraph examiners' course approved by the board and has satisfactorily completed not less than six months of internship training; and

(7) Who, when required by this chapter, passed an examination conducted by the board, or under its supervision, to determine his or her competency to obtain a license to practice as an examiner.

(b) Prior to the issuance of a license, the applicant must furnish to the board evidence of a surety bond or insurance policy in an amount to be determined by the board. The surety bond or insurance policy shall be on the condition that the obligor therein will pay to the extent of the face amount of such surety bond or insurance policy all judgments which may be recovered against the licensee by reason of any wrongful or illegal acts committed by him or her in the course of his or her examinations.

(Acts 1971, No. 2056, p. 3307, §7; Acts 1981, No. 81-222, p. 293, §4; Acts 1989, No. 89-269, p. 416, §3; Act 2011-167, p. 318, §3.)