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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 80. Rules Relating to Certification of Criminal Justice Instructors
8/6/2020

6VAC20-80-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Academy director" means the chief administrative officer of a certified training academy.

"Apprenticeship" means a period of supervised instruction, occurring after satisfactory completion of an approved instructor development course, wherein the instructor applicant is evaluated by a certified instructor during mandated instruction or another course of instruction approved by the academy director.

"Certified training academy" means a certified training academy that provides instruction of at least the minimum training standards mandated by the board and has been approved by the department for the specific purpose of training criminal justice personnel.

"Criminal justice agency" means any government agency or identifiable subunit that has as its principal duty(s): the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; the apprehension, detection, and prosecution of alleged offenders; the confinement or correctional supervision of accused or convicted persons; or the administrative or technical support of these functions, and is designated by the Code of Virginia as coming under the purview of the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

"Department" means the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

"Director" means the chief administrative officer of the department.

"Instructional staff" means any individual employed in training on a full-time basis who shall instruct mandated training.

"Instructor" means an individual who has complied with all of the applicable standards for certification or recertification, whichever applies, contained herein and is eligible to instruct or teach mandated training at a certified training academy.

"Mandated training" means training that satisfies compulsory minimum training requirements such as entry-level and in-service training.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-12 § 1, eff. July 1, 1986; amended, Volume 06, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 08, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2008.

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