4765-20-16 Fire safety inspector continuing education.

(A) In order to renew a fire safety inspector certificate, the applicant shall complete complete thirty hours of continuing education for the certification cycle as set forth in this rule.

(B) Continuing education requirements shall be approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director of a chartered program and may include any of the following:

(1) The theory of fire code enforcement;

(2) Enforcement of fire codes;

(3) Life safety system of building and uses;

(4) The safe use and maintenance of facilities, buildings, and uses which are subject to the state of Ohio fire code;

(5) The safe handling of materials which pose a fire hazard;

(6) Fire code administration;

(7) Legal method of code enforcement;

(8) Legal rights of landlords and tenants under federal, state, and local laws;

(9) The application, installation, use, and interpretation of the NFPA standards.

(C) If a new fire code is adopted by the state of Ohio, a fire safety inspector shall attend continuing education of not less than four hours related to the new fire code. The continuing education shall be completed within six months of the adoption of the new fire code. The fire safety inspector shall maintain documentation of completion of this update. These four hours may be counted towards the requirements set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule.

(D) Continuing education shall be provided by or under the auspices of institutions of higher education, recognized state agencies, chartered training programs, fire schools, fire training academies, or a fire department operated by federal, state, county, or local government, or non-profit organizations.

(E) If an applicant's certification cycle was less than thirty-six months, the applicant shall complete the pro-rated continuing education requirements as set forth in rule 4765-20-22 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4765-20-16

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: 1/24/08