12 NCAC 09B .0417          SPECIALIZED EXPLOSIVes and hazardous materials INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

(a)  The instructor training course required for Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Certification shall consist of a minimum of 59 hours of classroom instruction plus time required to complete Instructor Practicums presented during a continuous period of not more than two weeks. If the Governor declares a State of Emergency pursuant to G.S. 166A-19.3(19), the Director of the Criminal Justice Standards Division shall allow additional breaks in a specific course delivery when the Director determines that doing so is necessary based on consideration of the following factors:

(1)           Whether instruction has begun in the course or whether course initiation may be postponed;

(2)           The risk of harm to students that may be caused by continuation of the course;

(3)           Whether those enrolled in the course have been or will likely be called to action to help address the State of Emergency;

(4)           The specific need for the waiver; and

(5)           The degree of benefit to the public in allowing a break in instruction.

Notice of waivers granted pursuant to the Section shall be posted on the CJETS website https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice/. The waivers granted pursuant to this Section shall only apply to courses that began during the effective period of the State of Emergency.

(b)  Each Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform the function of a criminal justice explosives and hazardous materials instructor in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course or a Law Enforcement Officers' Annual In-Service Training Program.

(c)  Each applicant for Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training shall:

(1)           have completed either:

(A)          the criminal justice instructor training course; or

(B)          the Fire Service Instructor Methodology Course or the equivalent utilizing the Instructional Systems Design model, an international model with application in education, military training, and private enterprise;

(2)           present a written endorsement by either:

(A)          a certified school director indicating the student will be utilized to instruct explosives and hazardous materials in Basic Law Enforcement Training Courses; or

(B)          a department head, certified school director, or in-service training coordinator, indicating the student will be utilized to instruct explosives and hazardous materials training in the Law Enforcement Officer's Annual In-Service Training Program; and

(3)           present a completed OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire, accompanied by a statement from a licensed medical professional stating the applicant is physically fit to participate in the course.

(d)  Each Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course shall include the following identified topic areas and minimum instructional hours for each area:

(1)           Orientation                                                                                                                            2 Hours

(2)           Introduction to Hazardous Materials                                                                               1 Hour

(3)           Hazardous Materials Identification                                                                                 2.5 Hours

(4)           Awareness Level Actions at Hazardous Materials Incidents                                      1.5 Hours

(5)           Chemical Properties and Hazardous Materials Behavior                                            3 Hours

(6)           Incident Management                                                                                                        3 Hours

(7)           Strategic Goals and Tactical Objectives                                                                          3.5 Hours

(8)           Terrorist and Other Criminal Activity                                                                             5 Hours

(9)           Personal Protective Equipment                                                                                        5 Hours

(10)         Decontamination                                                                                                                5 Hours

(11)         Product Control                                                                                                                   4 Hours

(12)         Air Monitoring and Sampling                                                                                           1.5 Hours

(13)         Victim Rescue and Recovery                                                                                            4 Hours

(14)         Evidence Preservation and Sampling                                                                              3 Hours

(15)         Illicit Laboratories                                                                                                              2 Hours

(16)         Introduction to Explosive Devices                                                                                   1 Hour

(17)         Improvised Explosive Device Anatomy                                                                         2 Hours

(18)         Packaged Improvised Explosive Devices                                                                        1 Hour

(19)         Suicide/Homicide Improvised Explosive Devices                                                        1 Hour

(20)         Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices                                                               1 Hour

(21)         Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices with Live Demonstration           5 Hours

(22)         Improvised Explosive Device Threat Response                                                            1 Hour

(23)         Explosives and Hazardous Materials Emergencies and BLET Lesson Plan

Review                                                                                                                                   1 Hour

(24)         Completion of tasks associated with Instructor Practicums. The number of required hours to complete this portion of the curriculum shall be based on the number of students and instructors.

(e)  The basic curriculum for delivery of the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course shall be the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Manual," as published by the North Carolina Justice Academy. Copies of these publications may be inspected at the agency:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

and may be obtained at no cost to the student from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Box 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385

(f)  The North Carolina Justice Academy is certified to offer the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course.


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

Eff. June 1, 2013;

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

Amended Eff. April 1, 2022; January 1, 2021.