North Carolina

Note: this page is not mantained by NCDPI and does not represent NCDPI

State Representative: David Barbour

State Membership

If you are a North Carolina LPS instructor or administrator your LAPSEN membership is already paid for by the state membership. To join follow the steps below. Note: you must have a valid North Carolina address and work for a system in North Carolina.

  1. Go to the “Store” link at the top of the page.
  2. Click on “Membership”
  3. Choose “Individual”
  4. Click “Buy Now”
  5. Click on “Have a coupon?” in blue
  6. Enter: nc2021
  7. Apply coupon
  8. Complete all the information and place order
  9. If you don’t have a North Carolina  address but work in North Carolina, email info@laspen.org

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

  1. Firefighter Technology
    1. NC Fire Technology Blueprint – Click Here
  2. Emergency Medical Technology
  3. Law & Justice

State Course Lesson Plans

Important Links:

Course Credentialing

Important Webpage to Bookmark

The LAPSEN credential page – lapsen.org/student-certification – has the most up to date information on all the Law and Public Safety credentials.

  • IP11 Law and Public Safety Introductory Competency
    • NCDPI and LAPSEN partnered in the development of the new Law and Public Safety Introductory Competency credential. As part of that partnership, the test items were developed in our NCTEST system. Once all items were completed, verified, and validated, a secure and unsecure item bank was developed and a copy sent to LAPSEN for their use and NCDPI retained the items for our states use in our courses without having to have the certification purchased for each student. NCDPI decided to move the secure and unsecured items into SchoolNet. Schools can access the unsecure items for this LAPSEN course via SchoolNet. The certification exam was created from the secure items and SchoolNet will develop the secure certification test and it will be made available thru SchoolNet once that work has been completed. Schools that do not have access to SchoolNet can download a hard copy and distribute that way.
    • Once the certification test has been completed, the CIMC will send a list of students who scored a 70 percent or better on the assessment in a spreadsheet to LAPSEN (info@lapsen.org) for them to keep in their records. LAPSEN will supply the teachers a certification template that the teacher will use to add the student’s name that passed the certification for the students’ records.
    • Student Certification – Law and Public Safety Introductory Competency
    • Student Certification Located – on SchoolNet
    • Student Certification Cost – $0
    • Cut Score – 70
    • Instructor Certification – no additional requirement
    • Review is located on IP11 page – https://lapsen.org/ip11/ 
    • Email a spreadsheet with the full name and date of birth in separate columns of all students who PASS this certification to info@lapsen.org 
  • IP12 NECI National Basic 9-1-1 Dispatch Certification: lapsen.org/neci911
    • LAPSEN and NECI partnered to provide industry certification for IP12 in emergency dispatch. For certified instructors, instructional materials are available on lapsen.org.
    • Student Industry Certification – NECI National Basic 9-1-1 Dispatch Certification
    • Student Industry Certification Located – YouScience
    • Student Certification Cost – $50 for North Carolina
    • Cut Score 75
    • Instructor Certification – additional required certification: lapsen.org/911instructor
  • IP41 the National Law Enforcement Certification SPSS: lapsen.org/national-le-certification
    • LAPSEN, working with national law enforcement agencies, developed the new National Law Enforcement Certification SPSS (Secondary Post-secondary Student) standards and curriculum materials available on the lapsen.org website for members. LAPSEN also worked with testing provider YouScience (formerly Precision Exam) to develop, verify, validate, and deliver the National certification. The credential exam can be purchased from YouScience. The assessment is taken online at the YouScience website. Students will be able to create an account and take the assessment. The results will be automatically scored at the conclusion of the test. This will be stored at YouScience and provided to LAPSEN for their records. If the PSU desires a separate list for their records, YouScience will provide the data.
    • Student Certification – National Law Enforcement Certification SPSS
    • Student Certification Located – YouScience
    • Student Certification Cost – $18 for North Carolina
    • Cut Score – 70
    • Instructor Certification – no additional requirement
  • IP42 the IFPO Certified Protection Officer Certification: lapsen.org/certified-protection-officer
    • LASPEN has partnered with the International Federation of Protection Officers (IFPO) to offer the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) to our Law and Public Safety students. The course materials for IP42 (AKA Security and Protective Services (SPS) course by LAPSEN) support instructors to prepare entry level employees as well and prepare students for success on the CPO exam.
    • Student Certification – IFPO Certified Protection Officer
    • Student Certification Located – YouScience
    • Student Certification Cost – $75 for North Carolina
    • Cut Score – 60 (for high school)
    • Instructor Certification – additional required certification:  lapsen.org/cpocertification

Overall retest/remediation policy: If a student fails their first attempt they may retest up to two more times provided the school follows these protocols. Schools may be more restrictive, allowing less retests, if they choose.

  • First Retest – May be taken as early as the next school day. Students should be provided a review with the instructor prior to retest. There may be an additional cost.
  • Second Retest – Should the student fail the second attempt, the student must wait one calendar week before testing again. It is imperative that the school works with the student to ensure the student understands the material and is prepared. There may be an additional cost.
  • Third Failure – If a student fails the third testing, the student cannot test again without retaking the course.

IP11 Law and Public Safety Introductory Competency

First Retest – No additional cost

Second Retest – No additional cost

NECI National Basic 9-1-1 Dispatch Certification

First Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost

Second Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost

National Law Enforcement Certification

First Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost

Second Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost

IFPO Certified Protection Officer Certification

First Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost

Second Retest – Must pay again for assessment at regular cost