4765-20-03 Qualifications for a fire safety inspector certificate.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule, see paragraph (CC) in rule 4765-11-01 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) An applicant for a fire safety inspector certificate shall satisfy the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed application, "Firefighter or Fire Safety Inspector Initial Application"

(2) Successfully complete a fire safety inspector training course through a chartered program, and receive a document of course completion for a certificate of fire safety inspector training;

(3) Pass the knowledge and practical examinations as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Be at least eighteen years of age;

(5) Has not been convicted of any of the following:

(a) Any felony;

(b) A misdemeanor committed in the course of practice;

(c) A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

(6) Has not committed fraud, misrepresentation, or material deception in applying for, or obtaining a certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(B) In deciding whether to grant a fire safety inspector certificate, the executive director, with the advice and counsel of the committee, has the following options:

(1) The executive director shall issue a certificate of fire safety inspector training to an applicant who meets all of the requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(6) of this rule;

(2) The executive director shall refuse to grant a certificate of fire safety inspector training to an applicant who fails to meet one or more of the requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(4) of this rule;

(3) The executive director may grant, refuse to grant, or restrict a certificate of fire safety inspector training to an applicant who meets the requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(4) of this rule, but fails to meet one or more of the requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of this rule.

(C) In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, an applicant for a fire safety inspector certificate shall successfully complete the following "Federal Emergency Management Agency" training courses:

(1) "National Incident Management System Course IS-700;"

(2) "National Incident Management System Course ICS-100" or online equivalent.

(D) The requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(3) of this rule shall commence and end within a consecutive twelve month period.

(E) A fire safety inspector certificate issued pursuant to this rule shall be issued in accordance with the certification cycles and pro-rated renewal requirements set forth in rule 4765-20-22 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4765-20-03, and in part, 4765-11-03

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 7/25/04, 6/30/75, 5/1/79, 1/1/89, 1/1/96, 9/25/00, 5/29/03, 01/24/08, and 01/01/11