Traffic Enforcement Specialist


  1. Students must be enrolled in the certificate program to be eligible to receive the special program recognition and certificate. Students who have completed required courses at Wilson Community College within two years of the announced start-up date may apply for advanced standing.
  2. Students must complete all program requirements within three years of their start date in the program. The starting date will be determined by the first day of the first course taken after acceptance in the program.
  3. Students may apply for transfer credit acceptance of equivalent courses completed successfully at another training facility in North Carolina, with the following stipulations:
    1. Documentation for all courses for which a student is applying for credit should be submitted at time of application.
    2. Credit acceptance is limited to the following courses: Basic Traffic Accident Investigation, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers, and Radar Operator Certification. This allows for 27% program recognition of non-Wilson Community College training.
    3. The student will be required to provide a transcript, certificate or other official record documenting the course title, hours, date, time and place of the training. The student will provide documentary evidence of course content in the form of a student manual, course outline or other documentary evidence acceptable to the Wilson Community College In-Service Coordinator.
    4. Each enrolled student in the program will have a student file maintained by the In-Service Coordinator documenting credit acceptance from other training facilities.
  4. Students will be required to attend 90% of each required course in the program, pass a written examination with a minimum score of 70%, and successfully complete all practical skill requirements.

Classes required for certificate

Basic Traffic Accident Investigation (credit given for BLET unit)21 hours
Intermediate Traffic Accident Investigation40 hours
Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation40 hours
Traffic Accident Reconstruction80 hours
DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing28 hours
Drugs That Impair8 hours
Drug Interdiction24 hours
Drug Enforcement For Patrol Officers24 hours
Verbal Judo16 hours
Enhancing Interpersonal Skills16 hours
Ethics For Law Enforcement Officers8 hours
Report Writing For Patrol Personnel16 hours
Effective Courtroom Testimony16 hours
Radar Operator Certification40 hours
Survival Spanish32 hours
Officer Survival: Vehicle Stop Techniques12 hours
Total421 hours

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