North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Time-Distance Instructor Recertification

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

Who Should Attend:

Instructors seeking recertification under NCAC 9B.0219. Individuals must have successfully completed the RADAR Instructor Recertification course prior to entering Time-Distance Instructor Recertification.

Course Goal:

To maintain and enhance the skills necessary to instruct the time-distance speed measurement instrument programs.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

♦ Demonstrate basic skills in calibrating and operating specific time-distance instruments.
♦ Identify specific time-distance instruments and techniques used by the trainee's agency and describe their major components, features, and functions.
♦ Identify laws, court rulings, regulations, policies, and procedures affecting time-distance speed measurement and speed enforcement.
♦ Demonstrate the ability to estimate vehicular speed in accordance with criteria specified on a standardized performance evaluation form.
♦ Demonstrate 100% competence on 25 basic configuration clocks in accordance with criteria specified on a standardized performance evaluation form.
♦ Teach students in the performance of the objectives listed above.


This course employs lecture and practical application.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Performance of 100% proficiency is required in motor-skills testing. Upon course completion, students must attain a minimum of 75% on a Commission-administered written examination prior to being recertified as a Time-Distance Instructor. There will be an assortment of motor-skills testing throughout the training course which the student must successfully complete before graduation from the training is permitted.
Special Concerns:
Students must bring a time-distance instrument and vehicle for use during testing and 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:

Dan Worley


Length of Course:

One day - Minimum of 6 hours

 TEICP Accredited Course