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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 30. Rules Relating to Compulsory in-Service Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers, Jailors or Custodial Officers, Courtroom Security Officers, Process Service Officers and Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations

6VAC20-30-70. Testing and grading.

A. In-service testing is optional, but strongly encouraged and recommended.

B. All sheriffs, chiefs of police, and agency administrators shall be exempted from in-service testing.

C. Tests for mandatory training should be developed in accordance with the approved lesson plan and objectives for each subject. Testing may be in the form of written or performance tests.

D. A minimum score of 70% should be attained on all written tests. Performance testing requires satisfactory completion of performance objectives.

E. Each certified training academy shall maintain accurate records of attendance, tests, and testing procedures, where applicable, utilized in in-service training schools. Training records shall be maintained in accordance with §§ 42.1-76 through 42.1-91 of the Code of Virginia.

F. Each certified training academy should establish and maintain a testing and retesting policy. Testing, retesting and remedial training, where applicable, may be provided as necessary within the time limit in which the officer is required to comply with in-service training requirements.

G. Any criminal justice officer who fails to attain a minimum passing score on any tested subjects and upon exhausting the provisions of academy's testing and retesting policy should be provided remedial training. Remedial training may be provided at the certified training academy where the initial training was received by the officer or at the officer's employing agency. Upon completion of remedial training, the officer should be retested on the course material originally failed.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-2 § 7, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 18, eff. July 5, 1989; Volume 8, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1992.

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