09B .0302 - GENERAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

09B .0302. GENERAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

(a) A General Instructor Certification issued after December 31, 1984, shall be limited to those topics that are not expressly incorporated under the Specialized Instructor Certification category. Individuals certified under the general instructor category shall not teach any of the subjects specified in Rule .0304 of this Section, entitled "Specialized Instructor Certification." To qualify for issuance of Probationary Instructor Certification, an applicant shall demonstrate a combination of education and experience in criminal justice and proficiency in the instructional process by meeting the following requirements:

(1) Present documentary evidence showing that the applicant:

(A) is a high school, college, or university graduate or has received a high school equivalency credential as recognized by the issuing state; and

(B) has acquired four years of practical experience as a Criminal Justice Officer, an administrator or specialist in a field related to the criminal justice system, or as an employee of a Criminal Justice Agency;

(2) Present evidence showing completion of a Commission-accredited instructor training program or an equivalent instructor training course.

(3) Achieve a passing score on the comprehensive written examination administered by the Commission, as required by Rule .0413(d) of this Subchapter.

(b) Applications for Probationary Instructor Certification shall be submitted to the Standards Division within 60 days of the date the applicant passed the State comprehensive examination administered at the conclusion of the Commission-accredited instructor training program.

(c) Persons having completed a Commission-accredited training course and not having submitted the application within 60 days of the date the applicant passed the State comprehensive examination shall complete a subsequent Commission-accredited instructor training course in its entirety by completing the requirements in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(d) Out-of-State applicants having completed an equivalent instructor training course and who are certified or have been certified within two years prior to the submission of application to the Standards Division as an instructor in a Criminal Justice Program, as verified by the respective State Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) or Federal Law Enforcement Training Center FLETC or military POST organization, are eligible to apply for Probationary Instructor Certification upon achieving a passing score of 75 percent on the comprehensive written examination administered by the Commission, as required by Rule .0413(d) of this Subchapter. The application shall be submitted to the Standards Division within 60 days of the date the applicant passed the State comprehensive examination.

(e) The Standards Division staff shall evaluate the out-of-state applicant's combined training and experience to determine if the combined training and experience is equivalent to or exceeds the requirements for Probationary Instructor certification as prescribed in Subparagraphs (a)(1) and (2) of this Rule and includes course topics in instructional leadership, liability, teaching adults, presentation styles, and written lesson plan preparation.

(f) Applicants for Speed Measuring Instrument Instructor courses shall possess probationary or General Instructor Certification.

(Authority G.S. 17C-6. Eff. January 1, 1981; Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; May 1, 2004; August 1, 2000; July 1, 1991; December 1, 1987; October 1, 1985; January 1, 1985. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 29, Issue 11, December 1, 2014 effective January 1, 2015. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 30, Issue 11, December 1, 2015 effective November 1, 2015. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 30, Issue 17, March 1, 2016 effective February 1, 2016. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 31, Issue 15, February 1, 2017 effective January 1, 2017. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 09, November 1, 2017 effective October 1, 2017. Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019; Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 34, Issue 17, March 2, 2020 effective February 1, 2020.)

The following state regulations pages link to this page.