section .0200 minimum standards for criminal justice schools and criminal justice training programs or courses of instruction



(a) The executive officer or officers of the institution or agency sponsoring any criminal justice training program or course of instruction shall have primary responsibility for implementation of all of the rules contained in Subchapter 09B Section .0200 and for administration of the school. The executive officer or officers of the institution or agency shall secure School Accreditation pursuant to 12 NCAC 09C .0401 prior to offering any criminal justice training course.

(b) The executive officers shall designate one compensated staff member for each commission‑accredited program for which the institution or agency has been granted accreditation. Such staff member shall be certified by the Commission under Section .0500 of this Subchapter to be the criminal justice School Director. The School Director shall have administrative responsibility for planning, scheduling, presenting, coordinating, reporting, and managing each sponsored accredited criminal justice training course. If the accredited institution or agency assigns additional responsibilities to the certified School Director during the planning, development, and implementation of an accredited basic recruit training course, a qualified assistant must be designated to assist the School Director in the administration of the course. This person must be selected by the School Director and must attend a course orientation conducted by Standards Division staff and attend the annual School Directors' Conference.

(c) The School Director shall permanently maintain records of all criminal justice training courses sponsored or delivered by the school, reflecting:

(1) course title;

(2) delivery hours of course;

(3) course delivery dates;

(4) names and addresses of instructors utilized within designated subject‑matter areas;

(5) a roster of enrolled trainees, showing class attendance and designating whether each trainee's course participation was successful or unsuccessful;

(6) copies of all rules, regulations and guidelines developed by the School Director;

(7) documentation of any changes in the initial course outline, including substitution of instructors; and

(8) documentation of make‑up work achieved by each individual trainee, including test scores and methods.

(d) The executive officers of the accredited institution or agency offering any criminal justice training program or course of instruction shall meet or exceed the following specifications:

(1) acquire and allocate sufficient financial resources to provide commission certified instructors and to meet other necessary program expenses; and

(2) provide one designated clerical support person to assist the School Director in maintaining required records, complete reports, and provide other clerical needs as required by the School Director.

(e) In the event an accredited institution or agency does not own all facilities required for training delivery, written agreements between entities involved shall be in place in order to ensure access to and use of such facilities. A copy of such agreement must be on file for review by Standards Division staff.

(f) Each institution or agency accredited to deliver basic recruit training shall ensure that supplies and equipment for trainees are utilized during course delivery as specified in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course Management Guide as referenced in 12 NCAC 09B .0205(d).


History Note: Authority G.S. 17C‑6;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1981;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004; August 1, 2000; January 1, 1996; March 1, 1992; January 1, 1985;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019.