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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

Protective Services - Teacher Test (5916)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: implement universal precautions and sanitation procedures; identify major federal regulatory agencies and how they enforce laws and regulations; describe proper emergency vehicle operations (EVO); display understanding of ethical dilemmas in the field of public safety; gather and disseminate information effectively (reading, writing, and speaking); establish incident command in a first responder situation according to NIMS protocol; identify liability issues regarding public safety professionals; describe roles and responsibilities for law enforcement professionals; identify law enforcement techniques for various situations (bomb threat, Amber alert, etc.); exhibit knowledge of the force continuum and its use; demonstrate proper interviewing techniques; display knowledge of court procedures; exhibit knowledge of community policing techniques; describe indicators and dangers of substance abuse; apply laws appropriate to situations (domestic violence, gang violence, etc.); display knowledge of search and seizure procedures; describe roles and responsibilities for fire-fighting professionals and describe basic fire mechanics; identify types and methods of fire suppression; exhibit knowledge of hazardous materials; identify rescue protocol and procedures and extrication equipment, protocol, and procedures; describe roles and responsibilities for EMS professionals; define first aid and CPR procedures and techniques; describe appropriate patient assessment and management skills; identify components of major legal considerations; explain legal concerns for vulnerable populations (children, elderly, etc.); use appropriate report writing techniques; display knowledge of career opportunities within protective services; manage available resources to assist with planning and delivery of services; outline stress management techniques for public safety professionals; describe the history and scope of homeland security; distinguish between domestic and international terrorism; and discuss the Patriot Act of 2001. Performance Component: Street Interview (8%), Arrest and Search (19%), Complete an Incident Report (10%), Chemical Identification (7%), Fire Suppression Demonstration (17%), Vital Signs (18%), Perform CPR on an Adult (10%), and Patient Assessment (11%).


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 Criminal Justice, Fire Protection and Emergency Services, Police Science, Homeland Security or Emergency Management (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).