12 NCAC 09B .0406          COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION ‑ BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

(a)  Within 60 days of the conclusion of a school's offering of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, the Commission shall administer a comprehensive written examination to each trainee who has completed all of the required course work. A trainee shall not be administered the comprehensive written examination until such time as all of the course work is completed.

(b)  The examination shall be comprised of six units as specified in 12 NCAC 09B .0205(b).

(c)  The Commission's representative shall submit to the school director within five business days of the administration of the examination a report of the results of the test for each trainee examined.

(d)  A trainee shall have achieved a passing score on the comprehensive written examination upon achieving a minimum of 70 percent correct answers on each of the six units as prescribed in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(e)  A trainee who has participated in a scheduled delivery of an accredited training course and has achieved a passing score in each motor‑skill or performance area of the course curriculum but has failed to achieve the minimum score of 70 percent on no more than two units of the Commission's comprehensive written examination may request the Director of the Standards Division to authorize a re‑examination of the trainee in only those units for which he or she failed to make a passing score of 70 percent:

(1)           The trainee's request for re‑examination shall be made in writing on the Commission's Re-Examination Request form and shall be received by the Standards Division within 30 days of the examination.  The Re-examination Request form is located on the agency's website: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/b38b7eee-e311-4ec3-8f9c-bd8fd58f6281/SMI-6-Reexam-6-11.aspx.

(2)           The trainee's request for re‑examination shall include the favorable recommendation of the school director who administered the course(s).

(3)           A trainee shall have, within 60 days of the original examination(s), only one opportunity for re‑examination and shall achieve a passing score on the subsequent unit examination.

(4)           The trainee shall be assigned in writing by the Director of the Standards Division a place, time, and date for re‑examination.

(5)           Should the trainee on re‑examination not achieve a minimum score of 70 percent on the examination, the trainee shall not be eligible for probationary certification, as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09C .0303(d).  The trainee may enroll and complete a subsequent offering of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course before further examination is permitted.

(f)  A trainee who fails to achieve a passing score of 70 percent on three or more of the units as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09B .0406(b) shall not be given the opportunity for re-examination on those units; and shall enroll in and complete a subsequent offering of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course before further examination is permitted.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6; 17C‑10;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; August 1, 2000; July 1, 1989; July 1, 1985; January 1, 1983.