TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER V: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING STANDARDS BOARD
PART 1770 PART-TIME BASIC TRAINING
SECTION 1770.206 PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PART-TIME POLICE OFFICERS CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION


 

Section 1770.206  Procedures for Administration of Part-Time Police Officers Certification Examination

 

a)         The Certification Examination will be administered to all recruits who successfully complete the Part-Time Basic Training Course certified by the Board.

 

b)         Recruits who successfully pass the Certification Examination shall be eligible to receive certification attesting to their successful completion of the part-time basic training requirements.

 

c)         Examination scores will be reported in writing to the Chief Administrator after the recruit's employing agency within 14 days after the examination date.

 

d)         Part-time police recruits are required to successfully complete the Certification Examination on one occasion only.  There are no requirements for re-qualification.

 

e)         Only recruits who have been certified by the Board as having met all the requirements of having successfully completed the Part-Time Basic Training Course are eligible to take the Part-Time Certification Examination.

 

f)         Each recruit must be a part-time police officer and be employed by a local law enforcement agency.

 

g)         In the event the recruit fails to successfully complete the Certification Examination on the initial administration, he or she will be allowed to re-take the Certification Examination a maximum of two times.  Failure of this test shall result in the recruit not being eligible for certification and the recruit must forfeit his/her position.

 

h)         In order to be eligible to re-take the Certification Examination, a written request must be submitted by the Chief Administrator of the employing agency.  Upon receipt of the written request, the Board shall administer the re-take examination, except as may otherwise be provided in subsection (o).

 

i)          Part-time police officers who initially fail to successfully complete the Certification Examination will be administered an alternate version of the Certification Examination on any successive re-take(s).

 

j)          The Board will establish and publish the locations with the dates and times for the administration of re-take examinations.  Such exams will be given at least twice every six months.

 

k)         The Certification Examination will be administered at regional training facilities on the last Saturday of the last month of the Part-Time Basic Training Course.

 

l)          The recruit will have 3.5 hours to complete the Part-Time Certification Examination.  A recruit will be excused from completing the examination at that session if he/she is ill and excused by the proctor.

 

m)        Individuals allowed within the testing area will be limited to Board-approved examination proctors and those who are taking the examination.

 

n)         Any recruit who is uncooperative, disruptive or is thought to be cheating during the administration of the Certification Examination will be ordered by the proctor to turn in his or her examination and to leave the examination area.  A complete written report of the incident will then be submitted to the Director of the Board and the Chief Administrator of the officer's employing agency.  The offending recruit shall have the opportunity within seven days to submit a written report to the Director describing the recruit's version of the event.  In such cases it will be left to the discretion of the Director to determine whether the officer has forfeited the examination and whether the recruit is eligible to re-take the Certification Examination.  The Director's determination will be based on the nature of the officer's misbehavior and on the supporting evidence of such misbehavior.

 

o)         Successful completion of the Part-Time Certification Examination will not be deemed equivalent to or sufficient in and of itself to render said part-time police officer eligible to obtain a waiver of full-time law enforcement basic training or a certificate attesting to equivalent training as a full-time law enforcement officer.