10A NCAC 27G .3902       STAFF

(a)  Each class shall have a designated instructor who is certified by the DMH/DD/SAS.  An individual seeking initial certification as an instructor shall:

(1)           be a college graduate or its equivalent;

(2)           have a working knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues;

(3)           complete and submit the original and one copy of the application to the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch of DMH/DD/SAS;

(4)           complete an initial in-service training program provided by DMH/DD/SAS; and

(5)           demonstrate skills by teaching all classes.

(b)  Notice.  DMH/DD/SAS shall notify the applicant of the decision regarding initial certification within 60 days after receipt of the application.

(c)  Duration.  The duration of full certification shall be for a maximum period of two years.

(d)  Provisional certification.  An applicant who does not obtain initial certification may be issued a provisional certification, and shall be:

(1)           informed as to the specific reasons why full certification was denied;

(2)           provided with eligibility requirements necessary to reapply for full certification; and

(3)           informed regarding the right to appeal the certification decision.

(e)  Recertification:

(1)           individuals seeking recertification shall submit documentation of having received a minimum of 48 hours of training in alcohol and drug education subjects during the previous two years.  This training shall be provided by or subject to approval by DMH/DD/SAS.  Documentation of having received this training shall be submitted to the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch at least 30 days prior to expiration of the current certification;

(2)           an individual seeking recertification for each subsequent two-year cycle shall submit documentation of having received 30 hours of training in alcohol and drug education subjects during the preceding two years;

(3)           the training shall be provided or approved by DMH/DD/SAS; and

(4)           documentation of this training shall be submitted to the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch of DMH/DD/SAS at least 90 days prior to expiration of the existing certification.

(f)  Revocation or suspension of certification may be issued for failure to:

(1)           cover the required subjects outlined in the prescribed curriculum;

(2)           maintain accurate student records;

(3)           comply with certification requirements; and

(4)           report all students who complete the proscribed course to DMH/DD/SAS in a timely manner.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑96; 90‑96.01; 90‑113.14; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.