109:2-1-06 Approval of instructors.

All persons requesting approval or renewal as an instructor on or after January 1, 2000, shall submit a notarized statement of qualifications for each subject or unit of subjects for which the person is seeking approval on a form provided by the executive director. The course content of the peace officer basic training program shall be as outlined in rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code.

(A) Minimum qualifications for unit instructor certification shall be as follows:

(1) High school graduate or possession of a "General Education Development" certificate; and

(2) Five years of experience as a full-time law enforcement officer; and

(3) Completion of an instructor training program approved by the executive director consisting of a minimum of forty clock hours which shall include instruction in the theories of learning and adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development and usage, behavioral objectives, student evaluation and measurement, role playing, the use of audio-visual aids and an exercise in practice teaching.

Instructor training programs taught at the Ohio peace officer training academy; by the department of education; the state highway patrol; a college or educational institution or other programs which in the opinion of the executive director are equivalent to those set out, will be acceptable; and

(4) Completion of an instructor-level training program approved by the executive director which will allow a person to learn specific knowledge and skills in a unit for which certification is requested; and

(5) Recommendation of a current basic training school commander.

(B) Minimum qualifications for special subject instructor certification shall be as follows:

(1) A high school graduate or possession of a "General Education Development" certificate; and

(a) Possession of a license in a particular discipline such as medical doctors, attorneys, nurses, judges, teachers of special subjects related to the basic course or

(2)

(b) Recognition for competency in law enforcement related areas such as probation, corrections, health, fire, drug enforcement, traffic or other special subject or skill areas in which the person has a minimum offive years of full-time experience and training in the subject area to be taught, three years of which must be based on full-time experience

(3) Recommendation of a current basic training school commander.

(4) Special subject instructors shall not be eligible for approval for the driving or firearms units and in no case shall a special subject instructor be approved for more than five topics in the basic course.

(C) Renewal of unit and special subject instructor certification:

(1) Instructors certified by unit shall renew their certificate every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file with the executive director an application for renewal on a form supplied by the executive director. The instructor shall also file:

(a) Written evidence from the educational or training facility where the instructor received the training documenting that the instructor has successfully completed, within the past three years, a minimum of twenty-four clock hours of training in topics related to the basic training curriculum.

(b) Written evidence from the school commander or administrator that the instructor has taught in two approved peace officer basic training schools for a minimum total of twenty-four teaching hours within the past three years.

(2) Persons certified as special subject instructors shall renew their certificate every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file with the executive director an application for renewal on a form supplied by the executive director. The instructor shall also file:

(a) Written evidence from the educational or training facility where the instructor received the training documenting that the instructor has successfully completed, within the past three years, a minimum of twelve clock hours of training in topics related to the basic training curriculum.

(b) Written evidence from the school commander or administrator that the instructor has taught in two approved peace officer basic training schools for a minimum total of twelve teaching hours within the past three years.

(D) Denial of certification, denial of renewal of certification or revocation of certification:

(1) Should the executive director refuse to issue or renew a certificate, or should the executive director revoke a certificate, notice of this action shall be sent to the applicant. The applicant shall be advised that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code

(E) Grounds for revocation of instructor certification

(1) Failure to meet renewal criteria;

(2) Failure to meet renewal deadline;

(3) Submission of falsified records, application, or other documentation;

(4) Unacceptable performance evaluations;

(5) Conviction of a felony, a crime of moral turpitude or any other peace officer disqualifying offense;

(6) Any other good cause shown.

If an instructor's certification is revoked for any of the listed reasons, notice of this action shall be sent and any requested hearing shall be conducted as required in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73 , 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/76, 3/1/82, 1/15/88, 10/1/93, 12/7/96, 1/1/00