503 KAR 1:080. Certification of schools.
TO: KRS 15.330(1)(a), (e), (g)
AUTHORITY: KRS 15.330(1)(a), (e), (g), (h)
FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS 15.330(1)(a) authorizes the Kentucky Law
Enforcement Council to prescribe standards for approval and continuation of
approval of schools which conduct law enforcement training courses required
under KRS 15.310 to 15.510 and 15.990 to 15.992. KRS 15.330(1)(e) authorizes
the council to issue certificates to a law enforcement training school. This
administrative regulation establishes standards and procedures for approval and
1. Application Procedures. (1) Any agency, group, or individual may apply to
the council to establish:
A certified basic training school;
A certified in-service training school; or
The application shall:
Be in writing on a KLEC Form 3, School Certification Application; and
Include information regarding the:
2. Review of Application. (1) Upon receiving a properly completed application
for certification of a school, the council shall:
Conduct an on-site inspection of the facility and equipment; and
Thoroughly examine the curriculum and instructors of the applying school.
In the course of its inspection, the council shall determine whether the applying
school offers training at least equal to the equivalent training provided by
the department based upon the following criteria:
Adequate administrative and support staffing;
Number of full-time instructors;
Number of part-time instructors; and
Certification of all instructors, including guest instructors;
Type of training to be offered; and
Certification of all curricula;
Use of an outline, study guide, handouts, and similar class material; and
Availability of training aids including:
Chalk or white board;
Flip chart and easel;
Thirty-five (35) millimeter slide projector;
Satellite dish capability; and
Distance learning capability; and
Hours and capacity:
Number of students that can be trained annually;
Number of times annually that a course is offered;
Maximum number of students per class; and
Hours of operation.
The council shall determine whether the applying school's personnel,
facilities, and procedures meet minimum standards for safety and quality based
upon the following criteria:
Type and age of buildings;
Number of classrooms;
Adequate heating, air conditioning, and ventilation;
Available library with adequate number of copies of standard reference material
necessary for subject matter taught; and
Available physical training facilities; and
Distance from classroom;
Travel time from classroom to range;
Available transportation to range;
Types of courses available (bullseye, silhouette, combat, or other practical
Range rules posted and enforced;
Certified firearms instructor present at all training sessions;
Established and enforced safety precautions for loading and storing of
Backstop which will contain slugs and prevent ricochets.
An applying school shall not be certified if found to be deficient in any of
the areas established in subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
3. Approval Procedure. The council, at its first regular meeting after the
evaluation has been completed, shall vote whether to approve the applying
4. Notification of Council Action; Certification. (1) The council shall notify
the applying school and fund administrator within thirty (30) days of the
council’s action whether the school is approved.
If an applying school is approved, the council shall issue a certificate
That the school has been certified; and
That the school offers:
In-service training; or
5. Inspections. A school certified by the council shall be subject to
inspection by the council to determine if the school is maintaining the
standards required for certification.
6. Revocation of Certification. (1) A school's certification shall be revoked
by the council if a school has been found not to have maintained the standards
required for certification. (2) If certification is revoked, the school and the
fund administrator shall be notified of the revocation by the council within
fifteen (15) days. The council shall not recertify a school until the
deficiency has been corrected.
7. Incorporation by Reference. (1) KLEC Form 3 "School Certification
Application", June 2014 edition, is incorporated by reference.
This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable
copyright law, at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, Funderburk Building,
Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (11 Ky.R. 1539; eff.
5-14-1985; Am. 25 Ky.R. 614; 1871; eff. 2-18-1999; 41 Ky.R. 591; 1056; eff.