(a)  The executive officer or officers of the institution or agency sponsoring a Telecommunicator Certification Course shall have primary responsibility for implementation of the rules in this Section and for administration of the school.

(b)  The executive officers shall designate a compensated staff member to be the school director. No more than two school directors shall be designated at each certified institution/agency to deliver a Telecommunicator Certification Course. The school director shall have administrative responsibility for planning scheduling, presenting, coordinating, reporting, and generally managing each sponsored telecommunicator certification course and shall be readily available at all times during course delivery as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0709(b). The School Director may designate a Qualified Assistant to assist in the administration of the Telecommunicator Certification Course, where the School Director has provided justification for the need to including overlapping or simultaneous Commission-mandated courses, satellite delivery locations, or responsibility for multiple courses. This person must be selected by the School Director who will forward identifying and contact information to the Division. Division staff will conduct a course orientation with the designated person. In order to retain the designation as a qualified assistant, the person must attend the Annual School Directors' Conference.

(c)  The executive officers of the institution or agency sponsoring the Telecommunicator Certification Course shall:

(1)           acquire and allocate sufficient financial resources to provide commission‑certified instructors and to meet other necessary program expenses;

(2)           provide secretarial, clerical, and other supportive staff assistance as required by the school director; and

(3)           provide or make available facilities, equipment, materials, and supplies for comprehensive and qualitative course delivery, as required in the "Telecommunicator Certification Course Management Guide."


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

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; August 1, 2002;

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