12 NCAC 10B .2004          INSTRUCTORS

The following requirements and responsibilities are hereby established for instructors who conduct a Commission-mandated In-Service Training Program:

(1)           The instructors shall:

(a)           hold General Instructor Certification as issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0302, .0304, and .0306;

(b)           hold Professional Lecturer Instructor certification issued by either the Commission as set out in either 12 NCAC 10B .0906 or .0916, or the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0306, or General Instructor Certification as issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0302, .0304, and .0306, when teaching a legal block of instruction;

(c)           hold Professional Lecturer Instructor certification issued by the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0306, when teaching a medical or psychological block of instruction; or

(d)           hold Specific Instructor Certification issued by the Criminal Justice Education and training Standards Commission when teaching the lesson plans published by the NC Justice Academy as follows:

(i)            Firearms range qualification must be taught by a Firearms Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(e).  The instructor who teaches the classroom instruction regarding use of force may either hold Professional Lecturer Certification as set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0306(a)(1); 12 NCAC 10B .0906, or .0916 or hold a Specific Certification‑Firearms issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission;

(ii)           Weapons Retention and Disarming Techniques must be taught by Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(e);

(iii)          Spontaneous Attack Defense and Subject Control/Arrest Techniques must be taught by a Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(b);

(iv)          Handcuffing and Impact Weapons Refresher and Subject Control Arrest Techniques: Equipment Retention must be taught by a Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(e);

(v)           Wellness and Stress Awareness and Health and Fitness for Detention Officers must be taught by a Physical Fitness Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(g);

(vi)          Law Enforcement Driver Training (classroom and practical) must be taught by a Specialized Law Enforcement Driver Training Instructor certified in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0304(f); and

(vii)         Active Shooter: Practical Refresher must be taught by a General Instructor as set out in Sub-item (1)(a) of this Rule, who has also completed the North Carolina Justice Academy's "Rapid Deployment Instructor Training Course."

In addition, each instructor certified by the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to teach in a Commission-certified course shall remain competent in his or her specific or specialty areas.  Competent includes remaining current in the instructor's area of expertise, which may be demonstrated by attending and successfully completing all instructor updates issued by the Commission.

(2)           Instructors who teach a required in-service training course must achieve a passing grade on a course-specific test developed by the North Carolina Justice Academy or by the agency delivering the training. Instructors who teach a required in-service training course online, in addition to meeting the above testing requirement, must also complete the in-service training for the course he or she will be teaching. Instructors who teach an in-service training course in a traditional classroom format will receive credit toward their own in-service training requirements, provided that they pass all required tests and have their instruction documented once completed.

 

(3)           The use of guest participants is permitted provided they are subject to the direct on-site supervision of a commission-certified instructor.

(4)           The instructor shall deliver the training consistent with the specifications as established in the rules in this Section.

(5)           The instructor shall document the successful or unsuccessful completion of training for each person attending a training program and forward a record of their completion to each person's Sheriff or Department Head.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E-4; 17E-7;

Eff. January 1, 2007;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; February 1, 2012; January 1, 2011; March 1, 2010; January 1, 2009.