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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 90. Rules Relating to Criminal Justice Training Academies

6VAC20-90-120. Attendance, testing, grading, and recordkeeping.

A. The certified criminal justice training academy shall establish, maintain, and follow a policy that requires criminal justice professionals to attend all classes except in emergency situations (i.e., natural disaster, catastrophic event, etc.) and notify criminal justice professionals of their responsibility for any material missed during an excused absence per academy policy.

B. The certified criminal justice training academy shall utilize testing procedures that indicate that every criminal justice professional has satisfactorily completed the criteria for every training objective and performance outcome approved by the Committee on Training of the Criminal Justice Services Board and located in the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Training Manual and Compulsory Minimum Training Standards.

C. A criminal justice officer may be tested and retested as may be necessary within the time limits of 6VAC20-20-40, 6VAC20-50-40, 6VAC20-60-40, 6VAC20-70-40, or 6VAC20-100-40 and in accordance with each certified criminal justice training academy's written policy.

D. Law-enforcement certification exam.

1. The department shall generate and proctor the law-enforcement certification exam.

2. All certified training academies shall document that each law-enforcement officer has complied with all minimum training standards in all categories identified in 6VAC20-20-21 before scheduling the law-enforcement certification exam.

3. Upon documented compliance with the minimum training standards identified in 6VAC20-20-21 officers will be eligible to complete the law-enforcement certification exam.

E. The academy director shall certify each criminal justice professional has complied with the applicable rules relating to the compulsory minimum training standards and requirements. The academy director shall submit the following information using the department's electronic training records management system within 60 days of the last day of completing the compulsory minimum training or in-service training.

1. Name of certified criminal justice training academy and academy director's name;

2. Start and end dates of training;

3. Name and type of course;

4. Social security number of criminal justice professionals;

5. Last name, first name, and middle initial of criminal justice professionals;

6. Name of criminal justice professional's employing agency; and

7. Academy director's signature and date.

F. Certified criminal justice training academies shall maintain accurate records of all tests, grades, and testing procedures.

G. The certified criminal justice training academy director shall maintain a file of all current lesson plans and supporting material for training objectives and shall provide this information to the director upon request.

H. The certified criminal justice training academy shall maintain training records in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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