12 ncac 10b .1305          TRAINEE ATTENDANCE

(a)  Each trainee enrolled in a certified "Telecommunicator Certification Course" shall attend all class sessions. The sheriff or agency head is responsible for the trainee's regular attendance at all sessions of the telecommunicator 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, excused absences shall not exceed ten percent of the total class hours for the course offering, except where the absence is due to religious observance as provided for in the community college policy, in which case the absence excused may be for an additional 11.3 hours.

(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 .1306.

(d)  A trainee is not 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 the amount of time allowed in Paragraph (b) of this Rule and shall be 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 this Section, attendance shall be 100 percent in order to receive a successful course completion.


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

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2011;

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