12 NCAC 09G .0304          GENERAL CERTIFICATION

(a)  The Commission shall grant an officer General Certification when evidence is received by the Standards Division that an officer has completed the training requirements of 12 NCAC 09G .0410, .0411, .0412, or .0413 within the officer's probationary period and the officer has met all requirements for General Certification as specified in Rules .0202, .0203, .0204, .0205, .0206, .0302, and .0303 of this Subchapter.

(b)  General Certification is continuous from the date of issuance, so long as the certified officer remains employed as a correctional officer or probation/parole officer in good standing with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, and the certification has not been suspended or revoked pursuant to Rule .0503 of this Subchapter.

(c)  Certified officers who, through promotional opportunities, move into non-certified positions within the Department, may have their certification reinstated without re-completion of the basic training requirements of 12 NCAC 09G .0410, .0411, .0412, or .0413, and are exempted from reverification of employment standards of 12 NCAC 09G .0202 through .0206 when returning to a position requiring certification if they have maintained employment within the Department.

(d)  Documentation of General Certification shall be maintained with the officer's personnel records with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and the Commission.

(e)  Upon transfer of a certified officer from one type of corrections officer position to another, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice shall submit a Notice of Transfer to the Standards Division.

(1)           Upon receipt of the Notice of Transfer, the Standards Division shall cancel the officer's current General Certification and upon receipt of documentary evidence that the officer has met the requisite standards for the specified type of corrections officer certification, the Commission shall issue Probationary Certification reflecting the officer's new corrections position.

(2)           The Commission shall grant an officer General Certification as the new type of corrections officer when evidence is received by the Standards Division that an officer has completed the training requirements of 12 NCAC 09G .0410, .0411, .0412, or .0413 within the officer's probationary period and the officer has met all other requirements for General Certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-2; 17C-6; 17C-10;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; August 1, 2004.