10.10.09.02

.02 Approved Training Programs for Chemists, Chemical Analysts, and Analysts.

A. Certified Chemist.

(1) An applicant for certification as a certified chemist shall have successfully completed:

(a) The basic training program for forensic drug chemists offered by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration; or

(b) A training program in the discipline of controlled dangerous substances provided by a forensic laboratory licensed by the Department.

(2) The applicant shall demonstrate completion of the training program referenced in §A(1)(b) of this regulation by providing the Department with the forensic laboratory director’s written authorization for that individual to perform casework independently in the discipline of controlled dangerous substances.

B. Certified Chemical Analyst. An applicant for certification as a certified chemical analyst shall have successfully completed a basic training program approved by the Department that provides training in the identification of marijuana or marijuana products, or both, cocaine base, cocaine hydrochloride, and heroin using procedures approved under Regulation .04 of this chapter.

C. Certified Analyst. An applicant for certification as a certified analyst shall have successfully completed a basic training program approved by the Department that provides training in the identification of marijuana or marijuana products, or both, using procedures approved under Regulation .04 of this chapter.