500 KAR 4:040. Approval of course curriculums.


      RELATES TO: KRS 15.550, 15.560

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 15.590

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 15.550 and 15.560 authorizes the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to prescribe standards for the minimum standards for curriculums for law enforcement telecommunicators. This administrative regulation prescribes standards and procedures for such approval.


      Section 1. Council Authority. The council shall have the authority to review all curriculums for all law enforcement courses to be provided by all schools certified by the council. The council shall have the authority to require all such curriculums to indicate and justify the "passing" performance level on all graded exercises in the course.


      Section 2. Submission Requirements. All proposed curriculums or proposed amendments to approved curriculums shall be received by the council at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of anticipated review. (The curriculum approval form - KLEC Form 31 - 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 3. School Endorsement. All course curriculums and amendments to course curriculums submitted by a school shall be endorsed by the director of the school or his designee.


      Section 4. Approval Procedure. Each course curriculum or course amendment proposal shall be supported by the following minimum data to enable the council to adequately determine its merits:

      (1) Identification of type of trainee to which curriculum intended (recruit entrance officer, radio dispatcher, etc.).

      (2) Type of training category.

      (a) Basic.

      (b) In-service.

      (3) Identification of how the curriculum was identified in terms of satisfying specific job related training needs.

      (4) For each subject unit of instruction:

      (a) Subject title and number of hours;

      (b) Brief description of each subject unit explaining what each topic is designed to accomplish;

      (c) Specific student-oriented objectives;

      (d) Method of testing to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction;

      (e) Specific training aids needed to teach each subject unit of instruction;

      (f) Reference material used to develop the lesson plan or teaching material for each subject unit.

      Upon review of the proposed course curriculum or curriculum amendment, the council shall vote whether to approve, approve subject to stated conditions, or disapprove. Course curriculum approval shall last for only three (3) years. Curriculums which are to be continued shall be resubmitted for approval at least ninety (90) days before the expiration of the three (3) year period.


      Section 5. Notification of Council Action. Within thirty (30) days of the council's vote, the council shall notify in writing the school which submitted the curriculum and the Department of Criminal Justice Training whether the curriculum or curriculum amendment was approved. (13 Ky.R. 1810; Am. 14 Ky.R. 163; eff. 7-2-87.)