12 NCAC 10B .0604          TRAINEE ATTENDANCE

(a)  Each trainee enrolled in an accredited "Detention Officer Certification Course" shall attend all class sessions. The sheriff shall be responsible for the trainee's regular attendance at all sessions of the detention officer training course.

(b)  The school director may recognize valid reasons for class absences and may excuse a trainee from attendance at specific class sessions. However, in no case may excused absences exceed ten percent of the total class hours for the course offering.

(c)  If the school director grants an excused absence from a class session, he shall schedule appropriate make‑up work and ensure the satisfactory completion of such work during the current course presentation or in a subsequent course delivery as is permissible under 12 NCAC 10B .0605.

(d)  A trainee shall not be eligible for administration of the State Comprehensive Examination nor certification for successful course completion if the cumulative total of class absences, with accepted make‑up work, exceeds 10 percent of the total class hours of the accredited course offering and shall be expediently terminated from further course participation by the school director at the time of such occurrence.

(e)  The school director may terminate a trainee from course participation or may deny certification of successful course completion where the trainee is habitually tardy to, or regularly departs early from, class meetings or field exercises.

(f)  Where a trainee is enrolled in a program as required in 12 NCAC 10B .0601, attendance shall be 100 percent in order to receive a successful course completion.


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

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996; January 1, 1992;

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