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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 240. Regulations Relating to School Security Officers

6VAC20-240-50. Recertification of school security officers.

A. Applications for recertification shall be received by the department at least 30 days before certification expiration. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure recertification applications are filed with the department. A valid certification as a school security officer is required in order to remain eligible for employment as a school security officer. If the school security officer recertification application is on file with the department 30 days prior to expiration, the school security officer may continue to operate in the school security officer capacity pending notification by the department.

B. Applicants for recertification must complete 16 hours of in-service training during each two-year period after initial certification. The in-service training must be school security officer related to include a legal update and other relevant topics approved by the department.

C. Individuals whose certification is expired shall comply with the initial certification requirements set forth in this chapter.

D. The department, subject to its discretion, retains the right to grant an extension of the recertification time limit and requirements under the following conditions:

1. Illness or injury;

2. Military service;

3. Special duty required and performed in the public interest;

4. Administrative leave, full-time educational leave or suspension pending investigation or adjudication of a crime; or

5. Any other reasonable situation documented by the employing school division superintendent or designee.

E. Request for extensions shall:

1. Be submitted in writing and signed by the school superintendent or designee prior to the expiration date of the time limit for completion of the requirement;

2. Indicate the projected date for the completion of the requirement.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 11, eff. March 8, 2006.

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