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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

6VAC20-80-30. Compulsory minimum training standards for instructor development and recertification courses.

The board establishes the following compulsory minimum training standards:

1. An instructor development course shall include a minimum of 40 hours of training and must address each of the following subjects:

a. Role of the Instructor/Adult Learner

b. Fundamentals of Communication

c. Liability and Ethics of Instructors

d. Research and Development

e. Instructional Performance Objectives

f. Preparation and Use of Lesson Plans

g. Methods of Instruction for Adult Learners

h. Preparation and Use of Audio-Visual Material

i. Criteria Testing and Test Construction

j. Student Presentations

k. Optional Topics (subject(s) selected at the discretion of the academy director, if applicable, but must pertain to instructor development.);

2. An instructor recertification course shall include a minimum of two hours of training for each general instructor and all specialty designations. The director of a certified academy shall establish recertification criteria for that academy and submit completion of recertification training to the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-12 § 3, eff. July 1, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2008.

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