503 KAR 1:100. Certification of instructors.
RELATES TO: KRS 15.330(1)(a), (b), (d)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 15.330(1)(a), (b) and (d) authorize the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to certify instructors at certified schools. This administrative regulation prescribes standards and procedures for such certification.
Section 1. Council Authority. The council shall have the authority to certify all persons instructing in law enforcement training courses at certified schools.
Section 2. Application for Certification. Applications for certification and for certification renewal shall be made to the council. (The instructor certification form KLEC Form 1 is available from, and should be submitted to, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, Funderburk Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102.) To become certified, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
(1) Have three (3) years of law enforcement experience or experience in the specific field, subject matter or academic discipline to be taught; and
(2) Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent as determined by the council.
(3) Have successfully completed an instructors' course approved by the council.
Section 3. The council may waive any training requirements for instructors who are licensed as professionals, including but not limited to: attorneys, physicians, nurses, etc. The council may also waive any training requirements for other experts provided; however, the reasons for waiver and the individual's qualifications shall be stated in the council's minutes.
Section 4. Application Process. Applications for instructor certification and renewal of certification shall be reviewed by the council. The council, at its first regular meeting after the review has been completed, shall vote whether to approve the applicant.
Section 5. Granting of Certification. If the council grants certification to an applicant, the council shall notify the applicant in writing within fifteen (15) days of the council's action.
Section 6. Instructor Certificate. The council shall issue a certificate stating that the person has been approved to instruct.
Section 7. Denial of Certification. The council shall deny certification to an applicant who fails to meet the requirements and shall revoke certification for demonstrated incompetence, immoral conduct, or other good cause. Any instructor who fails to instruct during the one (1) year period of certification shall be required to apply for reinstatement of certification and to meet such requirements as are deemed necessary by the council. When the council denies certification to an applicant or revokes certification or denies recertification or reinstatement of certification to an instructor, the council shall notify the person of the council's action in writing within fifteen (15) days.
Section 8. Length of Certification. Certification shall be for a period of one (1) year. At the end of the one (1) year period, certification may be renewed by the council if the instructor has instructed in an approved course provided by a certified school during that year and if the instructor, if he instructed at a certified school, has been recommended by the director of the certified school. After five (5) years of continuous certification, the council may certify an instructor for a five (5) year period.
Section 9. Monitoring of Instructors. The council shall, when practical, monitor each instructor during the one (1) year period of certification to determine if the instructor is teaching to the stated goals and objectives of the course and is meeting generally accepted standards of the teaching profession.
Section 10. Instructor Directory. Each certified instructor shall be listed in an official directory of the council which shall identify each subject that the instructor has been certified to instruct. The directory shall be published in the form of a notebook, allowing for changes through the use of supplements. The council shall publish annual supplements to the directory by December 31 of each year and the supplements shall include all certification changes, including additions, deletions and renewals, for the year. The council shall provide each certified school and the fund administrator with a copy of the directory. (11 Ky.R. 1542; Am. 1776; eff. 5-14-1985; 12 Ky.R. 1628; eff. 5-6-86; 14 Ky.R. 242; eff. 9-10-1987; TAm 10-19-2012.)