12 ncac 09b .0304          SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

(a)  The Commission may issue a Specialized Instructor Certification to an applicant who has developed specific motor skills and abilities by virtue of special training and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following topical areas:

(1)           Subject Control Arrest Techniques;

(2)           First Responder;

(3)           Firearms;

(4)           Law Enforcement Driver Training;

(5)           Physical Fitness;

(6)           Restraint, Control and Defense Techniques (Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice);

(7)           Medical Emergencies (Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice); or

(8)           Explosive and Hazardous Materials Emergencies

(b)  To qualify for and maintain any Specialized Instructor Certification, an applicant must possess a valid CPR Certification that includes cognitive and skills testing, through an organization whose curriculum meets the national standards set forth by the International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

(c)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Subject Control Arrest Techniques topical area, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           Hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(2)           Successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination;

(3)           Obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(d)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the First Responder topical area, an applicant must satisfy one of the following two options:

(1)           The first option is:

(A)          hold CPR instructor certification through an organization whose curriculum meets the national standards set forth by the International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care;

(B)          hold, or have held, basic Emergency Medical Technician certification;

(C)          have successfully completed the Department of Transportation's 40 hour EMT Instructor Course or equivalent within the last three years or hold a North Carolina teaching certificate; and

(D)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(2)           The second option is:

(A)          hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(B)          hold CPR instructor certification through an organization whose curriculum meets the national standard;

(C)          hold, or have held, basic EMT certification; and

(D)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(e)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Firearms topical area, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           Hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(2)           Successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination; and

(3)           Obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(f)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Law Enforcement Driver Training topical area, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           Hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(2)           Successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination; and

(3)           Obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(g)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Physical Fitness topical area, an applicant shall become certified through one of the following two methods:

(1)           The first method is:

(A)          hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(B)          successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination; and

(C)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified School Director.

(2)           The second method is:

(A)          successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination;

(B)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified School director or in-service training coordinator; and

(C)          meet one of the following qualifications:

(i)            hold a valid North Carolina Teacher's Certificate and hold a baccalaureate degree in physical education and be presently teaching in physical education topics; or

(ii)           be presently instructing physical education topics in a community college, college or university and hold a baccalaureate degree in physical education.

(h)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice Restraint, Control and Defense Techniques topical area, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           Hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(2)           Successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course; and

(3)           Obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director.

(i)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice Medical Emergencies topical area, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           Have successfully completed a Commission-certified basic 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, within the 12 month period preceding application;

(2)           Hold instructor certification in CPR and First Aid by fulfillment of the American Red Cross Instructor requirements; and

(3)           Obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director.

(j)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification in the Explosive and Hazardous Materials Emergencies topical area, an applicant must satisfy one of the following two options:

(1)           The first option is:

(A)          hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in Rule .0303 of this Section;

(B)          successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course and achieve a minimum score of 75 percent on the Commission's comprehensive written examination; and

(C)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

(2)           The second option is:

(A)          have successfully completed the Fire Service Instructor Methodology Course or the equivalent utilizing the Instructional Systems Design model, an international model with applications in education, military training, and private enterprise;

(B)          successfully complete the pertinent Commission-approved specialized instructor training course; and

(C)          obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified school director or in-service training coordinator.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-6;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; July 1, 1991; March 1, 1990; July 1, 1989; December 1, 1987;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2013; April 1, 2009; August 1, 2006; January 1, 2006; December 1, 2004; August 1, 2002.