Section 1725.311  Minimum Requirements of the Intern


a)         Regular attendance at all sessions is required.  However, excused absences may be granted by the director of the academy under certain limited circumstances beyond the intern's control, which may include, but shall not be limited to, a death in the family, illness, disability, or a transportation breakdown.  In order to successfully complete the course, absences shall not exceed 10 percent of the total hours of instruction for any course of instruction. 


b)         Maintenance of an adequate classroom notebook is required.  "Adequate", for purposes of this subsection, refers to: 


1)         Neatness.  Concise organization of the notes.  All notes and handouts will be placed in the book received during the course.  Division into topics is required;


2)         Legibility.  Recording of notes in brief, clear, complete sentences, underlining the important items;


3)         Accuracy.  The notes taken in class must precisely reflect the content of the class; and


4)         Sufficiency of Content.  Recording in the intern's notebook should be in the intern's own words.  The intern should strive to achieve condensation of the material clearly and concisely. 


c)         Qualification in the use of firearms as required by the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act [50 ILCS 710] is required. 


d)         An overall average of 70 percent must be achieved on all written examinations given during any course of training.  Separate evaluation of any skill-oriented performance requirements shall be made by the designated director of the academy on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. 


e)         The director of the academy shall establish standards of conduct for the intern pursuant to Section 10 of the Police Training Act.  These standards shall include demeanor, deportment and compliance with the discipline and regulations of the facility or course.  These standards shall be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director prior to implementation. 


f)         Each intern shall provide, on a form prescribed by the Board, certification that he or she is a person of good character and has not been convicted of a felony offense or a crime involving moral turpitude.  An intern shall immediately notify the Board in writing of all arrests and convictions while the intern is undergoing intern training. 


g)         Each intern will bring such equipment and clothing to training sessions as is required by the Board and/or academy. 


h)         Interns must comply with all other requirements set by federal or State law, including, but not limited to, having a Firearm's Owner Identification card and valid State of Illinois driver's license. 


i)          An intern shall pass the State Certification Examination to qualify as a Certified Law Enforcement Intern under the Act, except as is otherwise provided for in the Act. 


1)         The test shall be in writing.  It shall be administered by the staff of the Board or other testing company or association expressly authorized by the Board;


2)         The Board will establish a minimum passing score and ensure that the score reflects the knowledge and competency of the intern for law enforcement work.  The minimum passing score will be established within the range of 60 to 80 percent of the total score.  At the beginning of each training program, the minimum passing score will be announced;


3)         The content of the test for interns may include, but not be limited to, material in the areas specified in Section 7(b) of the Police Training Act and subjects covered in the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act;


4)         The content of the test for interns may include, but not be limited to, materials in the areas specified in 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1725.202; and


5)         The Board periodically will review the content of the exam and minimum passing score to ensure they are current and reliable.