(A) In order for a firefighter I to upgrade to a firefighter II , the firefighter I shall document compliance with all of the following requirements:
(1) Completion of at least one hundred-twenty hours of continuing education that meets all the objectives in the current NFPA standard 1001 for a firefighter II, is offered through a chartered program in accordance with rule 4765-11-03 of the Administrative Code, and commences and ends within a consecutive thirty-six month period;
(2) Completion of a sixteen hours of emergency vehicle operation course as set forth in rule 4765-20-14 of the Administrative Code;
An applicant who has already successfully completed the emergency vehicle operation course and can provide documentation to the program director is not required to repeat the course.
(3) Successfully passing, within three attempts, a written examination approved by the executive director.
(B) Chartered programs offering continuing education as outlined in paragraph (A) of this rule shall provide for regular evaluations of student performance and achievement through written and practical testing prior to the issuance of a certificate of completion.
(C) Any hours completed may be applied toward the applicant's continuing education requirements for the applicant's current fire certification level.