12 NCAC 10B .0909          TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A LIMITED LECTURER CERTIFICATION

(a)  An applicant meeting the requirements for certification as a Limited Lecturer shall serve a probationary period. The expiration dates of any existing commission-issued Limited Lecturer Certifications, where the individual holds instructor certification under the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, shall be set to expire concurrently with the other instructor certification(s) issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  In the event such instructor does not hold instructor certification under the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, but holds another instructor certification(s) issued through this Commission, the expiration date shall be set to expire concurrently with the other instructor certification(s) issued by this Commission. Where the instructor holds no certification through either Commission, certification as a Limited Lecturer shall remain effective for 12 months from the date of issuance.  The lecturer shall apply for Full Limited Lecturer Certification at or before the expiration date.  If the time-period before the expiration date is less than one year, then the four hours of instruction shall be waived for this shortened term and Full Limited Lecturer Certification shall be issued provided all other conditions for Full status as set out in this Section are met.

(b)  The probationary instructor shall be eligible for full Limited Lecturer status at the end of the probationary period if the instructor, through application, submits to the Commission:

(1)           documentation on a commission Form LL1 of at least four hours of instruction occurring within the probationary period in an area of the instructor's expertise related to each topic for which Limited Lecturer Certification was granted; and

(2)           documentation that all other certifications required in 12 NCAC 10B .0908 remain valid.

(c)  The expiration dates of any existing commission-issued Full Limited Lecturer Certifications shall be set to expire concurrently with the expiration of the corresponding instructors' certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  In the event such instructor does not hold instructor certification under the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, but holds another instructor certification(s) issued through this Commission, the expiration date shall be set to expire concurrently with the other instructor certification(s) issued by this Commission.  The lecturer shall apply for recertification at or before the expiration date.  If the time period before the expiration date is less than three years, then the six hours of instruction shall be waived for this shortened term and Full Limited Lecturer Instructor Certification will be renewed provided all other conditions for Full status as set out in Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph are met.  Full Limited Lecturer Certification shall be continuous so long as the lecturer submits to the Division every two years:

(1)           documentation on a commission Form LL1 of at least six hours of instruction occurring within the three-year certification period in an area of the instructor's expertise related to each topic for which Limited Lecturer Certification was granted; and

(2)           a renewal application to include documentation that all other certifications required in 12 NCAC 10B .0908 remain valid.

(d)  In the event a Limited Lecturer Instructor Certification (either Probationary or Full) is terminated for failure to have provided documentation of the minimum number of hours of instruction occurring within the respective certification periods in an area of the instructor's expertise related to each topic for which Limited Lecturer Certification was granted, the individual may re-apply for certification meeting the initial conditions for such certification, but must also provide documentation on a commission Form LL2 that he/she has audited the number of hours of instruction he/she failed to teach in the topic area for which Limited Lecturer Certification was granted in the respective area of expertise.

(e)  Individuals may, for just cause, be granted an extension to successfully teach the required minimum number of hours instruction on a one-time basis only not to exceed 12 months.  For purposes of this Rule, just cause means accident, illness, emergency, course cancellation, or other exceptional circumstances which precluded the instructor from fulfilling the teaching requirement.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑4;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1994; January 1, 1992; January 1, 1991.