(A) A certified firefighter I may upgrade to a firefighter II through the completion of firefighter II transition course, as set forth in rule 4765-11-12 of the Administrative Code.
(1) The firefighter II transition course shall be taught through a chartered program.
(2) All training and testing shall be completed in a thirty-six month period from the start date of the course.
(3) The applicant shall successfully pass the knowledge examination for firefighter II, as set forth in paragraph (A) of rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.
(B) Fire training hours completed may be applied toward continuing education requirements for the applicant's current fire certification level as required in rules 4765-20-13 or 4765-20-22 of the Administrative Code.
(C) An applicant who completes the requirements to transition to a firefighter II shall apply in accordance with rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code.