109:2-3-05 Certification of instructors.

(A) All instructors are required to be certified by the executive director to teach in the private security training program by the executive director. All persons requesting approval as an instructor shall submit a notarized application on a form prescribed by the executive director indicating each topic or unit of topics for which the person is seeking approval. Supporting documentation of qualifications shall accompany the application at the time of submission.

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

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

(2) Five years full time experience in the private security or a related field or the equivalent, as determined by the executive director. Law enforcement experience does not automatically qualify as security-related experience. The determination of applicability will be based upon the functions performed as a law enforcement officer; and

(3) Completion of a course of instruction approved by the executive director designed to prepare the individual to teach. Such courses shall include instruction in the theories of learning, teaching techniques, behavioral objectives, use of audio-visual aids, and an exercise in practice teaching. Credit for this requirement may be granted by the executive director for equivalent training or experience; 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) Persons seeking approval as a firearms instructor shall meet the requirements of this section and also provide documentation of three years full time experience as an armed security officer with the weapon for which certification is sought; and

(6) No conviction for a felony or crime of moral turpitude including but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses within twenty years of the date of application for certification. Evidence of a current criminal record check through the bureau of criminal identification and investigation must be submitted with the application.

(C) Topic instructors will be certified only to teach topics within a unit or units of the curriculum, not to exceed five topics. Topic instructors shall not be eligible for approval for the unarmed self-defense and firearms units. Minimum qualifications for certification as a topic instructor shall be as follows:

(1) High school diploma or "general education development" certificate; and

(2)(a) Persons licensed, degreed or professionally certified in particular disciplines such as medical doctors, attorneys, nurses, counselors, protection professionals and teachers of specialized subjects related to the private security training course may qualify. Persons licensed, degreed or certified in a particular discipline may be eligible to teach all topics within their area of expertise; or

(b) Persons formally recognized for their professional competency in the security, health, fire safety or other related areas must have a minimum of two years experience; and

(3) No conviction for a felony or crime of moral turpitude including but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses within twenty years of the date of application for certification. Evidence of a current criminal record check through the bureau of criminal identification and investigation must be submitted with the application.

(D) Renewal of certification

(1) Unit instructors shall renew their certification every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file, on a form prescribed by the executive director, the following:

(a) Written evidence from the commander(s) that the instructor has taught in at least two commission-approved courses during the most recent certification period; and

(b) Must attend at least fifteen clock hours of professional development or continuing education relative to at least one of the areas for which the individual is certified, during the most recent certification period. Documentation of attendance or completion from the training agency or institution must be submitted.

(2) Topic instructors shall renew their certification every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file, on a form prescribed by the executive director, the following:

(a) Written evidence from the commander(s) that the instructor has taught in at least two commission-approved private security courses during the most recent certification period; and

(b) Proof that certification or license submitted as basis for original certification or most recent renewal is still valid, or has been renewed and is in good standing with the issuing body, or present documentation that they are still actively involved in the participation or practice of the topic area or areas for which certification was granted.

(E) The executive director may revoke or refuse to renew certification of an individual for the following reasons:

(1) Failure to meet renewal criteria;

(2) Failure to meet renewal deadline;

(3) Submission of falsified records or renewal documentation; or

(4) Unacceptable performance evaluations;

(5) Conviction for a felony or crime of moral turpitude involving but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses; or

(6) Any other good cause shown.

(F) Should the executive director refuse to issue or renew a certificate, or choose to revoke an individual's certification, the executive director will comply with rule 109:2-3-13 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2011 and 04/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 109.74
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 109.73 , R.C. 109.75 , R.C. 109.78
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/1970, 2/27/1987, 10/1/1993, 1/1/2001