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.
(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.