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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department Of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 100. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Correctional Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions
11/23/2020

6VAC20-100-40. Time requirement for completion of training.

A. Correctional officers who are required to comply with the compulsory minimum training standards, field training, and requirements shall satisfactorily complete such training within 12 months of the date of appointment unless provided otherwise in accordance with subsection B of this section.

B. The director may grant an extension of the time limit for completion of the compulsory minimum training standards and requirements for the following reasons:

1. Medical condition;

2. Injury;

3. Military service; or

4. Administrative leave involving the determination of worker's compensation or disability retirement issues or suspension pending investigation or adjudication of a crime.

C. The director may review and consider other reasons (e.g., natural disaster, family medical leave, etc.) for granting an extension. If approval is granted, the extension shall not exceed 90 days.

D. The director or director's designee may review and consider requests to renew training extensions if the reason for the original training extension continues and the request occurs before the expiration date of the original extension.

E. The director shall not grant an extension for failing to pass compulsory minimum training standards within the specified time limits.

F. Correctional officers who do not satisfactorily complete compulsory minimum training standards, field training, and other requirements within 12 months of hire or appointment as a correctional officer, or who do not receive an extension of the time limit for completion of requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 9.1-115 of the Code of Virginia.

G. The department shall notify the agency administrator of individuals not in compliance with the requirements of this section.

H. Correctional officers who originally complied with all training requirements and later separated from correctional officer status for a period of 24 months or less, upon reentry as a correctional officer, will be required to complete in-service and firearms training requirements set forth in 6VAC20-30.

I. Correctional officers who originally complied with all training requirements and later separated from correctional officer status for a period greater than 24 months, upon reentry as a correctional officer, shall be required to complete all compulsory minimum training standards required for correctional officers as set forth in this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-14 § 4, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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