12 NCAC 09B .0302          GENERAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

(a)  General Instructor Certification issued after December 31, 1984 shall be limited to those topics that are not expressly incorporated under the Specific 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 "Specific Instructor Certification."  To qualify for issuance of General Instructor Certification, an applicant shall demonstrate a combination of education and experience in criminal justice and proficiency in the instructional process to the satisfaction of the Commission.  The applicant shall meet the following requirements for General Instructor Certification:

(1)           Present documentary evidence showing that the applicant:

(A)          is a high school graduate, or has passed the General Education Development Test (GED) indicating high school equivalency, and

(B)          has acquired four years of practical experience as a criminal justice officer or as an administrator or specialist in a field directly related to the criminal justice system.

(2)           Present evidence showing completion of a Commission‑certified instructor training program or an equivalent instructor training course utilizing the Instructional Systems Design model, an international model with applications in education, military training, and private enterprise.

(3)           Pass the comprehensive written examination administered by the Commission, as required in Rule .0413(d) of this Subchapter.

(b)  Applications for General 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‑certified instructor training program or an equivalent instructor training course utilizing the Instructional Systems Design model, an international model with applications in education, military training, and private enterprise.

(c)  Persons having completed a Commission‑certified instructor training course or an equivalent instructor training course utilizing the Instructional Systems Design model, an international model with applications in education, military training, and private enterprise, and not having made application within 60 days of completion of the course shall complete a subsequent Commission‑certified instructor training course in its entirety.

(d)  Applicants for Speed Measuring Instrument Instructor courses shall possess general instructor certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6.

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; January 1, 2006; May 1, 2004; August 1, 2000; July 1, 1991; December 1, 1987; October 1, 1985; January 1, 1985.