Successful completion of this course is required for all instructors planning to attend Specialized Driver Instructor Training. The testing required within this course replaces the testing which, in the past, has been done on the first day of the Specialized Driver Instructor Training. Therefore, this course is an extension of Specialized Driver Instructor Training. In order to enroll in the prequalification course, instructors must meet and submit all prerequisite paperwork as required to attend Specialized Driver Instructor Training.
Instructors who will instruct driving in Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) - Prior to entering the Specialized Driver Instructor course, each applicant shall:
(1) have completed the criminal justice general instructor training course and be currently certified as a General Instructor or Probationary General Instructor by the Commission;
(A) a certified school director indicating the student will be utilized to instruct driving in Basic Law Enforcement Training Courses; or
(B) a department head, certified school director, or in-service training coordinator, indicating the student will be utilized to instruct driver training in the “Law Enforcement Officer’s Annual In-Service Training Program”; and
(3) possess a valid operator driver’s license;
(4) maintain a safe driving record where no more than four points have been assigned against the driving record within the past three years; a driving history must be submitted on the student to establish meeting this requirement - a DCI printout cannot be accepted.
Students must present a driver history statement from the State Division of Motor Vehicles dated within 120 days of the beginning date of the course/prequal.