(a)  The term of a Speed Measurement Instrument (SMI) instructor, which includes radar, time-distance, and lidar instructors, is three years from the date the Commission issues the certificate, unless sooner terminated by the Commission. The certificate may be renewed for subsequent three year periods. The SMI instructor desiring renewal shall:

(1)           Hold general instructor certification as required in 12 NCAC 09B .0303.

(2)           Have been active in the SMI classroom instructional process during the previous certification period.

(3)           Successfully complete a Commission-approved SMI instructor re‑certification course as required in 12 NCAC 09B .0218, .0219, or .0239.

(b)  All SMI instructors seeking re‑certification shall successfully complete the re‑certification course within 12 months from expiration of the initial certification period or re‑certification period. If re‑certification training is not obtained within the 12‑month period, successful completion of the appropriate instructor training program as required in 12 NCAC 09B .0308 is required to obtain instructor certification. This prescribed 12‑month period does not extend the instructor certification period.


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

Eff. November 1, 1981;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2007; April 1, 1999; November 1, 1993; February 1, 1991; July 1, 1989; December 1, 1987;

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

Emergency Amendment Eff. May 5, 2020;

Emergency Amendment Expired Eff. July 31, 2020.