Wisconsin Administrative Code
Law Enforcement Standards Board
Chapter LES 4 - Certifications
Section LES 4.02 - New instructor

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง LES 4.02

Current through February 26, 2024

(1) NEW INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. Certification issued in this category on or after September 9, 1999, shall be approved for qualified persons who instruct a preparatory course or an instructor course or who employ training guides approved by the board. To qualify for new instructor certification, an applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board, a combination of education, occupational experience and proficiency in the instructional process. Applicants shall meet the following minimum qualifications for new instructor certification:

(a) Any person who has been certified as an instructor by the Wisconsin technical college system under ch. TCS 3, administrative rules of the Wisconsin technical college system, and has completed an approved teaching methods course and other specialized instructor training designated by the board shall be certified by the board. A copy of the instructor certificate issued by the state technical college system, along with evidence of completion of an approved teaching methods course and other specialized instructor training designated by the board, shall be forwarded by the applicant to the board; and upon receipt of the documents, the board shall certify the applicant.

(b) Any applicant who has not been certified as an instructor by the Wisconsin technical college system shall present documentary evidence showing that the applicant has successfully completed a teaching methods course approved by the board and any other specialized instructor training designated by the board. In addition:
1. Any applicant requesting certification to teach any portion of the jail or secure detention preparatory course or to employ board approved training guides, shall at a minimum, show evidence of obtaining a high school degree or of obtaining a high school equivalency diploma from the state of Wisconsin or its equivalent from another state and has acquired 3 years of occupational experience as a certified jail officer or as an administrator or specialist in a field directly related to the subject for which he or she requests certification to instruct; or,

2. Any applicant requesting certification to teach any portion of the board approved law enforcement and tribal law enforcement preparatory course or instructor course or to teach from board approved training guides, shall show evidence of being awarded an associate degree or 60 college credits and as having acquired 3 years of occupational experience as a certified law enforcement officer or as an administrator or specialist in a field directly related to the subject for which he or she requests certification.

(2) TERM OF CERTIFICATION. The term of certification of a new instructor is 3 years from the date of board approval. If a certified instructor receives additional board certification, the term of subsequent certification shall be for the balance of the initial certification period.

(3) RENEWAL OF INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. A certificate may subsequently be renewed by the board for 3 year periods. The application for renewal shall provide documentary evidence indicating the applicant has continued occupational or related educational experience in any of the fields of practice for which recertification is sought during the previous 3 year period.

(a) Proof that the applicant has instructed each course for which recertification is sought at least twice within the 3 year period preceding the application for renewal.

(b) A favorable written recommendation from a director of a certified or approved school for whom the applicant has taught or from the chief law enforcement officer of a department for whom the applicant has taught; or a favorable evaluation by a board or bureau member based on on-site classroom evaluation of a presentation by the applicant during the previous 3 year period of instructor certification.

(c) Proof the applicant has completed all specialized training requirements related to any subjects for which recertification is sought as required by the board.

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