SECTION .0500 - MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOOL DIRECTORS

 

12 NCAC 09B .0501          CERTIFICATION OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

(a)  Any person designated to act as, or who performs the duties of, a School Director in the delivery or presentation of a Commission-certified criminal justice training course shall be and continuously remain certified by the Commission as a school director.

(b)  To qualify for initial certification as a School Director, an applicant shall:

(1)           Attend and complete a Commission-certified instructor training course or an equivalent instructor training program as determined by the Commission (if certified after July 1, 2004);

(2)           Present documentary evidence showing that the applicant:

(A)          is a high school, college, or university graduate or has received a high school equivalency credential as recognized by the issuing state and has acquired five 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.  At least one year of the required five years experience must have been while actively participating in criminal justice training as a Commission-certified instructor; or

(B)          has been awarded an associate degree and 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.  At least one year of the required four years experience must have been while directly participating in criminal justice training as a Commission-certified instructor; or

(C)          has been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;

(3)           Attend or must have attended the most current offering of the School Director's orientation as developed and presented by the Commission staff, otherwise an individual orientation with a staff member shall be required; and

(4)           Submit a written request for the issuance of such certification executed by the executive officer of the institution or agency currently certified, or which may be seeking certification, by the Commission to make presentation of certified training programs and for whom the applicant will be the designated School Director.

(c)  To qualify for certification as a School Director in the presentation of the Criminal Justice Instructor Training Course, an applicant shall:

(1)           Document that he or she has been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;

(2)           Present evidence showing completion of 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;

(3)           Be currently certified as a criminal justice instructor by the Commission; and

(4)           Document completion of a special program presented by the North Carolina Justice Academy on delivery of the instructor training course and trainee evaluation.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2016; November 1, 2015; July 1, 2004.