12 NCAC 10B .0603          EVALUATION FOR TRAINING WAIVER

(a)  Only applicants for certification with prior detention or correctional officer experience who have been employed and certified as a detention or correctional officer may seek a training waiver evaluation pursuant to this Rule.

(b)  The Division shall use the following to evaluate a detention officer's training and experience to grant a waiver:

(1)           Persons who separated from a detention officer position during the probationary period after completion of a commission-certified detention officer training course and who have been separated from a detention officer position for more than one year shall complete a subsequent commission-certified detention officer training course in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as set forth in Rule .0602(a) of this Section.

(2)           Persons who separated from a detention officer position during their probationary period after completion of a commission-certified detention officer training course and who have been separated from a detention officer position for one year or less shall serve the remainder of the initial probationary period in accordance with G.S. 17E-7(b), but need not complete an additional training program.

(3)           Persons who separated from a detention officer position during the probationary period without completion of a detention officer training course or whose certification was suspended pursuant to Rule .0204(b)(1) of this Subchapter and who have remained separated or suspended for over one year shall complete a commission-certified detention officer training course in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination, and shall be allowed a 12 month probationary period as prescribed in Rule .0602(a) of this Section.

(4)           Persons holding General Detention Officer Certification who completed a commission-certified detention officer training course and who separated from a detention officer position for more than one year shall complete a subsequent commission-certified detention officer training course in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as prescribed in Rule .0602(a) of this Section.

(5)           Persons holding Grandfather Detention Officer Certification who separate from a detention officer position and remain separated from a detention officer position for more than one year shall complete a commission-certified detention officer training program in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as prescribed in Rule .0602(a) of this Section.

(6)           Persons transferring to a sheriff's office from another law enforcement agency who hold a detention officer certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission are subject to evaluation of their prior training and experience on an individual basis. The Division shall review the training received against the training required by Rule .0601 of this Section and determine whether that training is comparable to the requirements set out in Rule .0601 based upon topics covered and determine what additional training, if any is required under Rule .0601.

(c)  The Division shall use the following to evaluate a correction officer who holds a general certification as a correctional officer  training and experience to grant a waiver if the individual has general certification as a correctional officer issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission;

(1)           completed training as a correctional officer between January 1, 1981 and August 1, 2002;

(2)           transfer to a sheriff's office or a district confinement facility in a detention officer position; and

(3)           have had less than a one year break in service shall:

(A)          serve a 12-month probationary period as set forth in Rule .0602(a) of this Section; and

(B)          take the state examination in its entirety during that probationary period after completing the following topic areas in a commission-certified detention officer certification course:

Orientation                                                                                                              3 hours

Legal Aspects of Management & Supervision                                               14 hours

Medical Care in the Jail                                                                                        6 hours

Investigative Process in the Jail                                                                          8 hours

Criminal Justice System                                                                                      2 hours

Introduction to Rules and Regulations Governing Jails                                 2 hours

Subject Control Techniques                                                                              32 hours

TOTAL HOURS                                                                                                  67 hours

(d)  The Division shall use the following to evaluate a correction officer who holds a general certification as a correctional officer  training and experience to grant a waiver if the individual has general certification as a correctional officer issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission who:

(1)           completed training as a correctional officer after August 1, 2002;

(2)           transfer to a sheriff's office or a district confinement facility in a detention officer position; and

(3)           have had less than a one year break in service shall:

(A)          submit documentation of the training completed as a correctional officer. The Division shall review the training received against the training required by Rule .0601 of this Section and determine whether that training is comparable to the requirements set out in Rule .0601 based upon topics covered and determine what additional training, if any is required under Rule .0601. The Division shall notify the employing agency of the resulting training requirements; and

(B)          take the state examination in its entirety during the probationary period after completing the required training in a commission-certified Detention Officer Certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E-4; 17E-7;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2014; August 1, 2011; January 1, 2006; August 1, 2002; August 1, 1998; February 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1993; January 1, 1992; January 1, 1991.