Attendance shall be required of each criminal investigator at all sessions of the basic course.
(A) Absence of ten per cent or less.
When a criminal investigator is absent for ten per cent or less of the total hours of the training course in which he is enrolled, the school commander may excuse the absence if in the school commander's judgment, the absences were for valid reasons, including but not limited to: illness of either the criminal investigator or his immediate family; an emergency employment situation; or transportation failure. The commander may require the criminal investigator to make up the missed training to assure satisfactory completion of all subjects.
(B) Absence of more than ten per cent.
(1) If a criminal investigator misses more than ten per cent of the total hours of the course, the criminal investigator may complete the course but shall not be permitted to take the final examination nor shall he be certified. The criminal investigator may submit to the executive director a notarized statement setting forth the reasons for the absences and request to complete the training that was missed. Reasons for absence which the executive director may consider include but are not limited to: illness of either the student or his immediate family; emergency employment situations; transportation failure; or other valid reasons. The executive director shall rule on that request within fifteen calendar days of his receipt of the request. If the request is granted, the executive director shall approve in writing the method of completing the training.
(2) If the request to complete the course is denied by the executive director, the criminal investigator may request a hearing before the Ohio peace officer training commission as provided in section 119.06 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.
(C) There shall not be excused absences from the firearms training portion of the basic course.
(D) No criminal investigator shall be permitted to attend a school or the Ohio peace officer training academy unless the state public defender has authorized the attendance. The commander shall ensure each enrollee has the proper enrollment authorization for attendance of the basic course
(E) The commander shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of attendance for each criminal investigator at the basic course on a form provided by the executive director. The commander shall forward such records to the executive director, where they shall be available for authorized inspection.