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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Criminal Justice (4281)

Formerly Criminal Justice (4181); (4081)
Criminal Justice (4081)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2012 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: describe proper evidence collection practices; exhibit knowledge of scientific principles involved in crime scene management; identify and use proper evidence preservation practices; explain initial crime scene management; identify and/or perform latent print technology and crime scene diagramming; explain acceptable levels of force; discuss civil liabilities; define the differences between less-than-lethal force and deadly force; identify non-lethal weapons and/or technique; describe basic firearm safety and search and seizure techniques; identify key constitutional amendments; define branches of government; describe arrest procedure; define types, categories, and/or classes of crimes; explain differences between criminal and civil law; describe lifestyles for personal health and physical fitness for criminal justice professionals; demonstrate CPR, first aid, and emergency medical care; identify hazardous materials, proper response, scene management, and universal precautions; describe proper traffic stop techniques; describe proper handcuffing techniques; identify appropriate search procedures for persons, structures, and vehicle; identify different types of patrol procedures and techniques; describe knowledge of fingerprint processing (e.g., live scan, inked impressions, patterns); describe scene safety techniques for officer response (e.g., domestic abuse, assault); describe scene safety techniques at motor vehicle crash sites; describe characteristics of individuals operating a vehicle while impaired; Identify and understand types of criminal organizations; display knowledge of professional ethics and conduct; discuss the history of policing; identify correction concepts, methods, and history and various types of correctional institutions; discuss methods and history of capital punishment; identify prison security levels and practices; outline intake procedures; describe types of warrants and their applications; define different levels of courts; describe appropriate professional courtroom testimony and demeanor; identify occupations, roles, and responsibilities within the court system; outline trial and court procedure; define court room terminology; report on the juvenile justice system; illustrate radio usage; use accurate report writing and field notes; utilize interpersonal communication techniques (e.g., non-verbal, verbal); define effective public relations; outline law enforcement computer databases; identify sources and types of domestic and international terrorism; explain private security; Identify different types of crime prevention techniques; examine methods of preventing acts of domestic and international terrorism; provide examples of cultural diversity; and show appropriate methods of interacting with persons with mental health disabilities. Performance Component: Crime Scene Investigation (43%), Arrest (37%), and Perform CPR on an Adult (20%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, or Introduction to Police Science (5/12) (12/16 revalidation) (12/21 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.