TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER V: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND STANDARDS BOARD
PART 1780 COURT SECURITY BASIC TRAINING
SECTION 1780.205 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE TRAINEE
Section 1780.205 Minimum Requirements of the Trainee
a) Regular attendance at all sessions is required. However, excused absences may be granted by the Course Coordinator under certain limited circumstances beyond the trainee's control, which may include, but are not be limited to, a death in the family, illness, response to a court subpoena, disability or transportation breakdown. In order to successfully complete the course, absences must not exceed 10 percent of the total hours of instruction for any Board-certified course of instruction.
b) Qualification in the use of firearms as required by the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act [50 ILCS 710] is required.
c) 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 instructor on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
d) The Course Coordinator shall establish standards of conduct for the trainee while enrolled in the Basic Court Security Course. These shall include demeanor, deportment and compliance with the discipline and regulations of the course. Receipt of certification of the successful completion of the course from the Course Coordinator shall be deemed proof that the trainee has complied with the requirements of this Section.
e) Each trainee who has not been awarded a certificate attesting to his or her successful completion of the Basic Court Security Course as prescribed by the Board within 12 months after his or her initial full-time employment must forfeit his or her position, or the employing agency must obtain a waiver from the Board extending the period of compliance. Waivers shall be issued only for good and justifiable reasons, and shall extend for 90 days beyond the initial 12 months. Good and justifiable reasons for waiver include, but are not limited to, unavailability of academy space for training, illness or disability, and the need for the trainee to serve his or her department during the initial 12-month period.
f) Each trainee shall bring to training session any necessary equipment issued by the sponsoring agency.