12 NCAC 09G .0204         EDUCATION

(a)  Every person employed as a correctional officer by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice shall be a high school, college, or university graduate or have received a high school equivalency credential as recognized by the issuing state.

(b)  Every person employed as a probation and parole officer by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice shall be a graduate of a regionally accredited college or university and have attained the baccalaureate degree.

(c)  Each applicant for employment as a corrections officer shall furnish to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice with documentary evidence that the applicant has met the educational requirements for the corrections field of expected employment.

(1)           Documentary evidence of educational requirements shall consist of official transcripts of courses completed or diplomas received from a school that meets the requirements of the Division of Non-Public Instruction of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, a comparable out-of-state agency, or is a regionally-accredited college or university. High school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment in an entity that charges a fee and requires the individual to complete little or no education or coursework to obtain a high school diploma shall not be recognized toward these minimum educational requirements.

(2)           Documentary evidence of high school equivalency shall be satisfied by a certified copy of a high school equivalency credential as recognized by the issuing state.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-6; 17C-10;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2018; February 1, 2016; November 1, 2015; January 1, 2015; August 1, 2004.