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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 - Teacher Test (5269)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2012 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: ehibit understanding of proper evidence collection practices and scientific principles involved in crime scene management; cite proper evidence preservation practices; discuss initial crime scene management; identify and/or perform latent print techniques and crime scene diagramming; identify acceptable levels of force; explain civil liabilities; compare and contrast differences between less-than-lethal force and deadly force; identify non-lethal weapons and/or techniques; describe knowledge of basic firearm safety; display knowledge of search and seizure; identify key constitutional amendments; display knowledge of branches of government; outline arrest procedures; 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 knowledge of CPR, first aid, and emergency medical care; identify hazardous materials, proper response, and scene management; exhibit knowledge of universal precautions; describe proper traffic stop techniques and proper handcuffing techniques; identify appropriate search procedures for persons, structures, and vehicles; 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) and scene safety techniques at motor vehicle crash sites; describe characteristics of individuals operating a vehicle while impaired; Identify types of criminal organizations; display knowledge of professional ethics and conduct; exhibit knowledge of the history of policing; identify corrections concepts, methods, and history as well as various types of correctional institutions; explain methods and history of capital punishment; identify prison security levels and classification; outline intake procedures; describe types of warrants and their applications; outline different levels of courts; describe appropriate professional courtroom testimony and demeanor; identify occupations, roles, and responsibilities within the court system; exhibit knowledge of trial and court procedures; define courtroom terminology; exhibit knowledge of the juvenile justice system; discuss radio usage and procedures; practice accurate report writing and field notes; use interpersonal communication techniques (e.g., non-verbal, verbal); cite examples of effective public relations; discuss law enforcement computer databases; identify sources and types of domestic and international terrorism; identify methods for preventing acts of domestic and international terrorism; exhibit knowledge of private security; identify different types of crime prevention techniques; display understanding of cultural diversity; and exhibit 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 teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

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).