Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students must be able to complete a daily rigorous exercise schedule, demonstrate the ability to conduct fitness assessments and profiles, and design exercise programs to complete the course. Upon course completion, students must attain a minimum of 75% on a Commission-administered written examination prior to being certified as a Specialized Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Instructor.
Students must bring a calculator, athletic clothes, good running shoes, extra towels, and their duty issued ballistic vest.
According to NC Administrative Code 12 NCAC 09B .0233 SPECIALIZED PHYSICAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: Each applicant for specialized physical fitness training shall:
(1) Qualify through one of the following three options:
A. have completed the criminal justice general instructor training course; or
B. hold a current and valid North Carolina Teacher’s Certificate and hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in physical education and be actively teaching in physical education topics; or
C. be presently instructing physical education topics in a community college, college or university and hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in physical education; and
(2) present a written endorsement (Written Endorsement to Attend Specialized Instructor or SMI Training) by a school director indicating the student will be utilized to instruct physical fitness in Basic Law Enforcement Training Courses; or present a written endorsement by a certified school director, or in-service training coordinator indicating the student will be utilized to instruct physical fitness for the “Law Enforcement Officers’ In-Service Training Program”; and
(3) present a letter from a physician stating fitness to participate in the course
NOTE: Effective February 2013: Student’s applying for our Specialized Instructor Training courses no longer have to submit a CPR card in order to enroll or attend. Students will have to submit the CPR card to the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division once they complete our Specialized course and apply for certification.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that each of these items are on file with the NC Justice Academy. If any of the above required items are missing from the applicant’s file, the applicant will NOT be enrolled in the course.