500 KAR 4:030. Certification of schools.


      RELATES TO: KRS 15.550, 15.560

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 15.590

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 15.550 and 15.560(2) authorizes the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to prescribe standards for approval and continuation of approval of schools which conduct law enforcement telecommunicator training courses required by KRS 15.560. This administrative regulation prescribes standards and procedures for approval and certification.


      Section 1. Application Procedures. Any agency, group or individual may make application to the council to establish a certified basic training school, a certified in-service training school, or both. All applications shall be made in writing and shall set forth detailed facts as prescribed by the council and shall include, but not be limited to: the curriculum, the instructors, the facilities, and the equipment. (The school certification application form - KLEC Form 3 - is available from and should be submitted to, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, Third Floor, Commonwealth Credit Union Building, High Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.) This form is incorporated herein by reference as if set out in its entirety.


      Section 2. Review of Application. Upon receiving a properly completed application for certification of a school, the council or its designee shall conduct an on-site inspection of the facility and equipment and shall thoroughly examine the curriculum and instructors of the applying school. The council shall in the course of its inspection determine whether the applying school offers training at least equal to the equivalent training provided by the department. The council shall also determine whether the applying school's personnel are certified by the council to teach the subjects to be presented by the school; whether the curriculum to be presented by the school has been certified by the council, and whether the school's facilities meet applicable minimum fire safety standards as adopted by the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction in 815 KAR Chapter 10 for like or similarly used facilities. Applying schools which have been found to be deficient in any area shall not be certified.


      Section 3. Approval Procedure. The council, at its first regular meeting after the evaluation has been completed, shall vote whether to approve the applying school.


      Section 4. Notification of Council Action; Certification. Within thirty (30) days of the council's vote, the council shall notify in writing the applying school and the Department of Criminal Justice Training whether the applying school was approved. If an applying school has been approved, the council shall issue a certificate stating that the applying school has been certified and the type of training course(s) that shall be offered - basic in-service and/or both.


      Section 5. Inspections. Any school certified by the council shall be subject to inspection by the council or its designee to determine if the school is maintaining the standards required for certification.


      Section 6. Revocation of Certification. A school's certification shall be revoked by the council whenever a school has been found not to have maintained the standards required for certification. If certification is revoked, the department and the school shall be notified of the revocation within fifteen (15) days. The council shall recertify a school only when the council determines that all deficiencies are corrected. (13 Ky.R. 1809; Am. 14 Ky.R. 162; eff. 7-2-87.)