(a)  Each telecommunicator holding temporary or probationary certification shall satisfactorily complete a commission‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course. The telecommunicator shall complete such course within one year from the date of his/her appointment. Any telecommunicator who does not comply with this Rule or other training provisions of this Chapter shall not be authorized to exercise the powers of a telecommunicator. If, however, a telecommunicator has enrolled in a commission‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course that concludes later than the end of the telecommunicator's probationary period, the Commission may extend the probationary period for a period not to exceed six months.

(b)  Persons having completed a commission‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course and not having been duly appointed and certified in a telecommunicator position as defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(15) within one year of completion of the Telecommunicator Certification Course shall complete a subsequent commission‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as prescribed in 12 NCAC 10B .0402, unless the Director determines that a delay in applying for certification was due to an act of God or simple negligence on the part of the applicant or employing agency, in which case the Director may accept a commission‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course which is over one year old. Such extension of the one year period shall not exceed 30 days from the expiration date of a commis­sion‑accredited Telecommunicator Certification Course.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. March 1, 1998;

Eff. August 1, 1998;

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