(a)  The instructor training course required for general instructor certification shall consist of a minimum of 78 hours of instruction presented during a continuous period of not more than two weeks.

(b)  Each instructor training course shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform the function of a criminal justice instructor.

(c)  Each instructor training course shall include the following identified topic areas and minimum instructional hours for each area:

(1)           Orientation and Pre-Test                                                                                    3 Hours

(2)           Instructional Systems Design (ISD)                                                                 6 Hours

(3)           Law Enforcement Instructor Liabilities and Legal Responsibilities           3 Hours

(4)           Criminal Justice Instructional Leadership                                                      4 Hours

(5)           Lesson Plan Preparation: Professional Resources                                         3 Hours

(6)           Lesson Plan Development and Formatting                                                     4 Hours

(7)           Adult Learning                                                                                                     6 Hours

(8)           Instructional Styles and Platform Skills                                                           5 Hours

(9)           Classroom Management                                                                                    3 Hours

(10)         Active Learning: Demonstration and Practical Exercises                            6 Hours

(11)         The Evaluation Process of Learning                                                                                4 Hours

(12)         Audio Visual Aids                                                                                               4 Hours

(13)         Student 8-Minute Introductions and Video Critique                                     5 Hours

(14)         Student Performance: First 35-Minute Presentation                                     6 Hours

Second 35-Minute Presentation                                                                        6 Hours

Final 70-Minute Presentation and Review                                                      8 Hours

(15)         Course Closing and Post-test                                                                            2 Hours

(d)  The "Instructor Training" manual published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be the curriculum for instructor training courses. Copies of this publication may be inspected at the agency:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

and may be purchased at the cost of printing and postage from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Drawer 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2018; April 1, 2018; January 1, 2018; January 1, 2015; December 1, 2009; August 1, 2005; November 1, 1998; January 1, 1995; March 1, 1990; July 1, 1989; January 1, 1985.