(a)  Each applicant for certification shall be fingerprinted. A criminal history records check against State and Federal files will be conducted by both the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) based on those prints. Upon receipt from the SBI, the Division shall forward a copy of the results of the criminal history records check, to the employing agency which shall be retained in the applicant's personnel file.

(b)  Certifications issued prior to the receipt by the Division of the fingerprint and criminal history records check of state and federal files, as conducted by the SBI and FBI, are conditional. Such conditional certifications may summarily be suspended by the Commission upon receipt from the SBI or FBI of a fingerprint or criminal history records check that indicates that the officer has been convicted of an offense as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0307.

(c)  In compliance with 12 NCAC 10B .0404(a)(1), a justice officer shall not be eligible for general certification and shall remain on probationary certification until the requirements of this Rule have been met.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑7;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; January 1, 1993; January 1, 1992;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.