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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
6/20/2021

6VAC20-90-80. Academy recertification.

A. A certified criminal justice training academy shall not conduct mandated training for courses in which it is not in compliance with regulatory and certification requirements.

B. A certified criminal justice training academy, all places of operation (i.e., satellite facilities, firing range, driving course, etc.), and the records are subject to audit, inspection, and review by the department. Audits and inspections may be announced and unannounced.

C. The certified criminal justice training academy must successfully complete the academy recertification process before June 30 of the third year from the last date of recertification.

D. The department will establish a mutually agreeable date with the academy director and conduct the on-site assessment for academy recertification.

1. The certified criminal justice training academy shall be assessed for compliance with the academy certification standards identified in the DCJS Certified Criminal Justice Training Academy Recertification Checklist and Report in each of the following categories:

a. Administration;

b. Personnel;

c. Facility;

d. Instruction; and

e. Satellite facility.

2. If the certified criminal justice training academy does not meet one or more recertification standards identified in the DCJS Certified Criminal Justice Training Academy Recertification Checklist and Report:

a. The academy director will receive written notification of the recertification standards that have not been met along with a department drafted corrective action plan and the date when a reassessment will be conducted within five business days from the last date of assessment.

b. The certified criminal justice training academy will be given time to correct the noncompliance, not to exceed 60 days.

c. The department staff shall reassess the certified criminal justice training academy. If the certified criminal justice training academy does not meet one or more of the certification standards upon reassessment, the department will provide written notification of the standards not met during reassessment to the academy director and agency administrator, or board chairman of the certified criminal justice training academy. The certified criminal justice training academy will have a maximum of 30 days to comply with all certification standards.

d. A second reassessment will be conducted no later than 30 days following the first reassessment. If the certified criminal justice training academy is not in compliance with all certification standards or has failed to adopt and implement the department issued corrective action plan at the time of the second reassessment, the director shall suspend the academy's certification in accordance with 6VAC20-90-100 and conduct a hearing within 30 days to determine the status of the academy's certification.

E. The director shall review all pertinent documents.

1. The academy will have an opportunity to make a verbal presentation.

2. After a review of all pertinent information, the director shall determine the status of the academy certification.

F. The academy director may seek appeal to the enforcement actions identified in 6VAC20-90-100 of the academy recertification assessment.

1. The academy director may request a hearing before the Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Services Board. The request shall be in writing and shall be received by the department within 15 days of the date of the notice of probation, suspension, or revocation.

2. The academy will have an opportunity to make a verbal presentation before the executive committee.

3. After a review of all pertinent information, the executive committee shall determine the status of the certification.

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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