(a)  The basic training course for correctional officers shall consist of at least 160 hours of instruction, as approved by the Commission, designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform those tasks essential to function as a correctional officer. The instructional components of this course must be listed in the "Basic Correctional Officer Training Manual," and shall include firearms training; controls, restraints, and defensive techniques; legal issues for correctional supervision; emergency procedures; Division of Prisons operational processes such as classification, search and seizure, health services, and contemporary correctional theory.

(b)  The "Basic Correctional Officer Training Manual" as published by the North Carolina Department of Correction is to be applied as the basic curriculum for delivery of correctional officer basic training courses. Copies of this publication may be inspected at the office of the agency:

The Office of Staff Development and Training

North Carolina Department of Correction

2211 Schieffelin Road

Apex, North Carolina 27502

With mailing address:

MSC 4213

Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4213

and may be obtained at cost from the Department of Correction.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

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