(a)  The Commission may issue a Specialized Instructor Certification to an applicant who has developed specific motor‑skills and abilities by virtue of special training and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following topical areas:

(1)           Firearms (DOC);

(2)           Controls, Restraints, and Defensive Techniques (DOC).

(b)  To qualify for Specialized Instructor Certification, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1)           hold General Instructor Certification, either probationary status or full general instructor status, as specified in 12 NCAC 09G .0309;

(2)           successfully complete the pertinent Commission‑approved specialized instructor training course; and

(3)           obtain the recommendation of a Commission-certified School Director.

(c)  To qualify for and maintain any Specialized Instructor Certification, an applicant must possess a valid CPR Certification that included cognitive and skills testing, through an organization whose curriculum meets the national standards set forth by the International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; August 1, 2004;

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