(a)  At the conclusion of a school's offering of the "Telecommunicator 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 an objective test covering the topic areas as described in 12 NCAC 10B .1302(b).

(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 if he/she achieves a minimum of 70 percent correct answers.

(e)  A trainee who has fully participated in a scheduled delivery of a commission-approved 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 the Commission's comprehensive written examination may request the Director to authorize a re‑examination of the trainee.

(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 telecommunicator.

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

(3)           A trainee shall have only one opportunity for re‑examination and shall satisfactorily complete the subsequent 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 examination, the trainee may not be recommended for certification and must enroll and complete a subsequent course in its entirety before further examination may be permitted.


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

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

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