14B NCAC 16 .1203          ACCREDITATION STANDARDS

(a)  CE courses may obtain the sanction of the Private Protective Services Board by submitting the following information to the Board for consideration:

(1)           the nature and purpose of the course;

(2)           the course objectives or goals;

(3)           the outline of the course, including the number of training hours for each segment; and

(4)           the identity of the instructor.

(b)  To determine if a course will receive sanctioning from the Private Protective Services Board, the Board shall complete the following review:

(1)           The matter shall be referred to the Training and Education Committee for the appointment of a sub-committee that shall review the course under consideration.  The sub-committee shall consist of at least two industry members of the Training and Education Committee.  Other members of the sub-committee may be appointed at the discretion of the Training and Education Committee Chairman.

(2)           The sub-committee shall review the course to determine if the course is pertinent to the industry, and if the course meets its stated objectives.

(3)           When the sub-committee completes its review, it shall report to the Training and Education Committee. The Training and Education Committee shall review the course to determine if the course is pertinent to the industry, and if the course meets its stated objective.  The Training and Education Committee shall then report the findings with a recommendation of acceptance or denial to the Private Protective Services Board.

(c)  Upon receipt of the Training and Education Committee report, the Private Protective Services Board shall determine by majority vote if the course will be sanctioned for continuing education credits.  In making its determination, the Board shall review the course to determine if the course is pertinent to the industry, and if the course meets its stated objective.

(d)  Each approved course shall remain a validly approved course for four years from the date of approval by the Board, unless the identity of the course instructor changes.

(e)  Trainers and instructors shall receive CEU credit of five hours for every actual teaching hour with an eight hour cap of CEU credit every two years.

(f)  Colleges, universities, trade schools, and other degree granting institutions shall be granted standing approval when the institutions are accredited, certified, or approved by the Department of Public Instruction or by other state agencies and the course is related to law, criminal justice, security profession, finance, ethics, forensics, crime prevention, and investigation. Approval is one hour per contact hour not to exceed eight contact hours.

(g)  Online courses shall be approved by the Board based on compliance with the standards set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.  No more than six hours of CEU credit shall be given during a renewal period for online courses.

(h)  No course offering CEU credits may be taken for credit more than one time during a renewal period.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-2; 74C-4; 74C-5; 74C-22;

Eff. February 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2011;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .1303 Eff. July 1, 2015.