North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Instructor Prequalification

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Successful completion of this course is required for all instructors planning to attend Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Techniques 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 Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Instructor Training.  In order to enroll in the prequalification course, instructors must meet and submit all prerequisite paperwork as required to attend Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Instructor Training. Instructors must submit the Written Endorsement to Attend Specialized Instructor or SMI Training, a copy of the student’s instructor certification (valid through the course date) from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training and Standards Division, and a SC/AT  medical form dated within a year of the class date. You must also complete the registration application listed under Registration.

Course Goal:

To ensure that instructors attending Specialized Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Instructor Training are prequalified.

Course Requirements:

The student will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the techniques in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Subject Control/Arrest Techniques and the Detention Officer Certification (DOCC) Subject Control Techniques lesson plans.  Additionally, a physical assessment will be administered and students must be able to meet 60th percentile overall for their age and gender.

Special Concerns:
Comfortable and practical clothing, tennis or aerobic shoes and gym apparel for physical training are necessary.  Students should also bring handcuffs and duty belt with standard attachment equipment to include expandable baton (NO WEAPONS, NO AEROSOL CHEMICAL SPRAYS).  Physical training will be conducted at specified times and participation is mandatory.

NOTE: Once a student successfully completes an instructor prequalification session, the student will be given one calendar year to attend (and only one attempt to successfully complete) the specialized instructor training course offering in which the prequalification applies. If the student fails to meet this standard, the student must re-enroll and successfully complete another instructor prequalification session in its entirety prior to being eligible to attend a subsequent specialized instructor training course. 
Effective February 2013: Students 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. 


  1. Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.
  2. Also, you must complete the Written Endorsement to Attend Specialized Instructor or SMI Training form and return it to the appropriate program assistant indicated the Training Portal.



Course Coordinator:

Jesse Kittrell

Length of Course:

 One day - 0 hours