(a) At the conclusion of a school's offering of the "Detention Officer Certification Course", an authorized representative of the Commission shall administer a comprehensive written examination to each trainee who has satisfactorily completed all of the course work. A trainee shall not be administered the comprehensive written examination until such time as all course work is successfully completed.

(b) The examination shall be comprised of four units as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0601(b). Each unit is designed to test the trainees' proficiency in that unit.

(c) The Commission's representative shall submit to the school director within 10 days of the administration of the examination a report of the results of the test for each trainee examined.

(d) A trainee shall successfully complete the comprehensive written examination upon achieving a minimum of 70 percent correct answers on each of the four units as prescribed in 12 NCAC 10B .0601(b).

(e) A trainee who has fully participated in a scheduled delivery of a certified training course and has demonstrated satisfactory competence in each motor-skill or performance area of the course curriculum but has failed to achieve the minimum score of 70 percent on any of the four units of the Commission's comprehensive written examination may request the Director to authorize a re-examination of the trainee in those units for which he or she has failed to make a passing score of 70 percent as follows:

(1) A trainee's request for re-examination shall be made in writing on the Commission's form within 30 days after the original examination and shall be received by the Division before the expiration of the trainee's probationary certification as a detention officer.

(2) The trainee's request for re-examination shall include the favorable recommendation of the school director who administered the trainee's "Detention Officer Certification Course".

(3) A trainee shall have only one opportunity for re-examination and shall satisfactorily complete the subsequent unit examination in its entirety within 90 days after the original examination.

(4) A trainee shall be assigned in writing by the Division a place, time, and date for re-examination.

(5) Should the trainee on re-examination not achieve the prescribed minimum score of 70 on the unit re-examination, the trainee shall not be given successful course completion and must enroll and successfully complete the unit(s) he or she failed upon re-examination in a subsequent course offering within 180 days of the second failure before further examination may be permitted.


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

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2011; August 1, 2002; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1994; January 1, 1992;

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