12 NCAC 10B .0915          TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TELECOMMUNICATOR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

(a)  An applicant meeting the requirements for certification as a Telecommunicator Instructor shall serve a probationary period.  The Telecommunicator Instructor Certification probationary period shall be set to automatically expire concurrently with the expiration of the instructor's General Instructor Certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  The expiration dates of any existing commission-issued Probationary General Telecommunicator Instructor Certifications shall be set to expire concurrently with the expiration of the instructors, General Instructor Certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  If the time-period before the expiration date is less than one year, then the eight hours of instruction shall be waived for this shortened term and Full General Telecommunicator Instructor Certification shall be issued provided all other conditions for Full status as set out in Paragraph (b) of this Rule are met.

(b)  The probationary instructor shall be awarded full Telecommunicator Instructor Certification at the end of the probationary period if the instructor's certification required in 12 NCAC 10B .0914(a)(2) remains valid, and that the instructor through application, submits to the Division either:

(1)           a favorable recommendation from a school director accompanied by certification on a commission Instructor Evaluation Form that the instructor satisfactorily taught a minimum of eight hours as specified in Paragraph (e) of this Rule in a commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course during his/her probationary year; or

(2)           an acceptable written evaluation as specified in Paragraph (e) of this Rule by a commission member  or staff member based on an on-site classroom evaluation of the probationary instructor in a commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course.  Such evaluation shall be certified on a commission Instructor Evaluation Form.  In addition, instructors evaluated by a commission or staff member must also teach a minimum of eight hours in a commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course during his/her probationary year.

(c)  The expiration dates of any existing commission-issued Full General Telecommunicator Instructor Certifications shall be set to expire concurrently with the expiration of the instructors' General Instructor Certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  If the time-period before the expiration date is less than three years, then the 12 hours of instruction shall be waived for this shortened term and Full General Telecommunicator Instructor Certification shall be renewed.  Full Telecommunicator Instructor Certification is continuous so long as the instructor's certification required in 12 NCAC 10B .0904(a)(2) remains valid, and that the instructor submits to the Division every three years a renewal application and either:

(1)           a favorable recommendation from a school director accompanied by certification on a commission Instructor Evaluation Form that the instructor satisfactorily taught a minimum of 12 hours as specified in Paragraph (e) of this Rule in a commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course during the previous two pear period.  The date full Instructor Certification is originally issued is the anniversary date from which each three year period is figured; or

(2)           an acceptable written evaluation as specified in Paragraph (e) of this Rule by a commission member or staff member based on a minimum 12 hours, on-site classroom observation of the instructor in a commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course.

(d)  In the event a General Telecommunicator Instructor Certification (either Probationary or Full) is terminated for failure to have been evaluated for the required minimum number of hours of instruction in a Telecommunicator Certification Course, the individual may re-apply for certification meeting the initial conditions for such certification, but must also provide documentation that he/she has audited the number of hours of instruction that he/she failed to teach in a delivery of a certified Telecommunicator Certification Course.

 

(e)  An Instructor Evaluation Form records a rating of instructional ability, student participation, and presentation of the lesson plan consistent with the requirements for successfully completing the Criminal Justice Instructor Training as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0209. 

(1)           Instructional ability includes the instructor's:

(A)          voice quality (projection, articulation, speech rate);

(B)          verbal skill (fluency and clarity);

(C)          physical appearance and mannerisms (attire, posture, body language, eye contact, movement);

(D)          personal qualities of the instructor (knowledge, self-confidence, tact, enthusiasm, sensitivity); and

(E)           selection and use of training aids (use of writing surface and other aids, effective use of multimedia, transparencies, and slides, relates aids to objectives, and use of aids when scheduled).

(2)           Student participation includes the instructor's:

(A)          use of questions to stimulate and encourage discussion and  response to student questions;

(B)          ability to stimulate and encourage class participation, maintain the students attention and engagement of all students effectively;

(C)          organization in the arrangement of the classroom for maximum effect, ensuring all training tools/items are ready when needed, and presentation for the class lesson; and

(D)          exercise of control and discipline of the students to maintain proper behavior and orderliness in the classroom, ability to remain in control during classroom discussions and handle of class disruptions and problems.

(3)           Presentation of lesson plan includes the instructor's:

(A)          full coverage of the lesson plan;

(B)          presentation of information in logical sequence;

(C)          timing of presentation to allow for sufficient time for questions and discussion;

(D)          transition of subjects with continuous progression and development of lesson;

(E)           emphasis of key points and frequent summarization of topics to reinforce learning;

(F)           frequent establishment of relevance of the topics to entire lesson or course and use of vivid examples to clarify the subjects; and

(G)          consistency of presentation in following the lesson plan.

 (f) 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. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2006; January 1, 2005; August 1, 2002.