Criminal Justice General Instructor Training

This course is designed to provide the law enforcement officer with a fundamental background in the instruction of other law enforcement personnel. Successful completion of this course allows the student to apply to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division for certification as a law enforcement instructor.

Each trainee is required to research, develop and deliver a 70-minute lesson plan as part of meeting course requirements. Trainees must successfully pass the state-administered written exam, as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a criminal justice instructor.

Trainees must meet state-established prerequisites for admission to this course as addressed in 12 NCAC 09B.0302 General Instructor Certification. It is the student's responsibility to have the up-to-date manual of General Instructor Training, Student Edition. The manual must be ordered from the North Carolina Justice Academy in time to have it for the first day of class; there are no manuals on site. On the academy website, click "Support Services," then click "Bookstore" and complete the order form.

The three-week course requires 100% participation – it is the trainee's responsibility to clear personal and business schedules prior to arrival.

For participation in the course and prior to arrival to class, you should select and research an appropriate topic for the development of a 70-minute lesson plan. We recommend you consult with your supervisor to select a topic, as you might be expected to teach within your agency. Your research should result in sufficient resources and information to begin writing the required lesson plan once you have received training on how to do so.

Select a topic with which you are familiar since there is not sufficient time during the two weeks of class to research and become familiar with a new topic. Your completed lesson plan must be the product of your own work. Your topic must be approved by director Pamela Pope prior to the first day of class and before starting on your lesson plan.

Course details and registration information

NOTE: If you register for these classes, you may be required to submit a copy of your law enforcement identification. Unauthorized activity within this site may be grounds for criminal prosecution.