Chapter 4765-21 Fire Instructor Training Programs

4765-21-02 Instructor training course entrance requirements.

(A) Prior to admission into a fire instructor course, an individual shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Possess a current firefighter certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code that is in good standing;

(2) In the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter. Experience as a firefighter in another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or any branch of the United States military may be used to fulfill this requirement, as approved by the program director;

(3) Successfully pass the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level.

(B) Prior to admission into a fire safety inspector instructor training course, an individual shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Possess a current fire safety inspector certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) In the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified fire safety inspector;

(3) Successfully pass the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code for fire safety inspector.

(C) Prior to admission into an assistant fire instructor course, an individual shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Possess a current firefighter certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code that is in good standing;

(2) In the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter. Experience as a firefighter in another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or any branch of the United States military may be used to fulfill this requirement, as approved by the program director;

(3) Successfully pass the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter I level.

Replaces: 4765-21-02

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

4765-21-03 Qualifications for an instructor 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 instructor certificate shall meet all the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(3) Possess a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully pass the instructor knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level;

(5) Successfully complete a fire instructor training course as set forth in paragraph (A) of rule 4765-11-15 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Successfully pass the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Comply with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An applicant for an assistant fire instructor certificate shall meet all the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(3) Possess a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully pass the instructor knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter I level.

(5) Comply with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Successfully complete the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(7) Successfully complete the four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course."

(C) An applicant for a fire instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(D) A holder of a current and valid fire instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate upon the effective date of this rule, who wishes to provide instruction in any live a fire training courses shall be grandfathered from the requirements set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule provided the certificate does not expire and become subject to the reinstatement process for a fire instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate.

(E) An applicant for a fire safety inspector instructor certificate shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(3) Possess a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully pass the instructor knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the fire safety inspector level;

(5) Successfully complete a fire safety inspector instructor training course as set forth in paragraph (A) of rule 4765-11-16 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Successfully pass the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(7) Comply with the requirements for a fire safety inspector certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A fire service instructor training 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.

(G) An applicant shall complete all requirements for a fire service instructor certificate within two years of successful completion of the instructor knowledge examination.

Replaces: 4765-21-03, 4765-21-09

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

4765-21-04 Renewal of a fire instructor, fire safety inspector instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate to teach.

[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) The executive director shall renew a fire instructor certificate, issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter, to an applicant who meets the following criteria:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Renewal Application" on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Possesses a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(3) Complies with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(4) During the preceding certification cycle, the applicant has provided not less than twenty-four hours of instruction related to fire service training as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such instruction;

(5) Satisfies one of the following:

(a) Obtains six hours of continuing education related to fire service instruction as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such continuing education; or

(b) Successfully passes an instructional methods examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The executive director shall renew an assistant fire instructor certificate, issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter, to an applicant who meets the following criteria:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Renewal Application" on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Possesses a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(3) Complies with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(4) During the preceding certification cycle, the applicant has provided not less than eight hours of instruction related to fire service training as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such instruction;

(5) Satisfies one of the following:

(a) Obtains six hours of continuing education related to fire service instruction as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such continuing education; or

(b) Successfully passes an instructional methods examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The executive director shall renew a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate, issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter, to any applicant who meets the following criteria:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Renewal Application" on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Possesses a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing;

(3) Complies with the requirements for a fire safety inspector certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code;

(4) During the preceding certification cycle, the applicant has provided not less than twenty-four hours of instruction related to fire safety inspector training as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such instruction;

(5) Satisfies one of the following:

(a) Obtains six hours of continuing education related to fire service instruction as approved by the applicant's fire chief or a program director. The applicant shall maintain documentation of such instruction, or

(b) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

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

(E) No later than sixty days prior to the applicant's expiration date, the division, as directed by the executive director, shall provide notification of the certificate's expiration date and the method of renewal to each person who has been issued a certificate to teach.

Replaces: 4765-21-04

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

4765-21-05 Eligibility for reinstatement of a fire instructor, fire safety inspector instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate to teach.

[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) A fire instructor, fire safety inspector instructor, or an assistant fire instructor certificate shall expire on its expiration date, if the applicant fails to renew such certificate on or before the expiration date of the certificate.

(B) An assistant fire instructor that fails to renew the certificate by the expiration date is not eligible for reinstatement. The applicant shall apply as a new applicant pursuant to rule 4765-21-09 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The executive director shall reinstate a fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired or becomes invalid due to a voluntary surrender, in accordance with the parameters set forth in this rule.

(D) In order to be eligible to reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has expired or becomes invalid due to a voluntary surrender, an applicant shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed "Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(3) Possess a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Previously held a fire instructor training certificate that was in good standing at the time the certificate expired or was voluntarily surrendered.

(E) The executive director shall reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no later than ninety days from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (D) of this rule and all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(2) Provides documentation to the division that all continuing education and instructional requirements as set forth in rule 4765-21-04 of the Administrative Code were met for the last certification cycle prior to the certificate's expiration date or date of surrender. If the continuing education and instructional requirements were not completed prior to expiration date or date of surrender, the applicant is not eligible for reinstatement under this paragraph.

(F) The executive director shall reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no later than six months from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (D) of this rule. Additionally the applicant, shall successfully complete an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(G) The executive director shall reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than six months, but no later than one year from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (D) of this rule and all of the following requirements:

(1) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of chartered program.

(H) The executive director shall reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than a year but less than two years from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (D) of this rule and all of the following requirements:

(1) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of a chartered program;

(3) Successfully completes eight hours of instruction, as set forth in paragraphs (A)(2) to (A)(3) of rule 4765-11-15 of the Administrative Code, through a chartered program, as follows:

(a) Completion of the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(b) Completion of four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course."

(I) If a fire instructor certificate has been expired or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for two years or more from the expiration date or date of surrender, the applicant shall complete a new fire instructor course and meet all requirements for a fire instructor certificate as outlined in rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code.

(J) An applicant for reinstatement of a fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(K) In order to reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired or becomes invalid due to voluntary surrender, an applicant shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed "Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(3) Possess a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Previously held a fire safety inspector instructor certificate that was in good standing at the time the certificate expired or was voluntarily surrendered.

(L) The executive director shall reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no later than ninety days from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (K) of this rule and all of the following:

(1) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(2) Provides documentation to the division that all continuing education and instructional requirements as set forth in rule 4765-21-04 of the Administrative Code were met for the last certification cycle prior to the certificate's expiration date. If the continuing education and instructional requirements were not completed prior to expiration date, the applicant is not eligible for reinstatement under this paragraph.

(M) The executive director shall reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no later than six months from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (K) of this rule. Additionally the applicant, shall successfully complete an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code.

(N) The executive director shall reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than six months, but no later than one year from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (K) of this rule and all of the following:

(1) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire safety inspector instructor trainer and under the auspices of a chartered program.

(O) The executive director may reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than a year but less than two years from the expiration date or date of surrender, if the applicant meets all requirements as set forth in paragraph (K) of this rule and all of the following:

(1) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire safety inspector instructor trainer and under the auspices of a chartered program;

(3) Successfully completes the eight hour "Fire Safety Inspector Training Module."

(P) If a fire safety inspector instructor certificate has been expired or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for two years or more from the expiration date or date of surrender, the applicant shall complete a new fire safety inspector instructor course and meet all requirements for a fire safety inspector instructor certificate as outlined in rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code.

(Q) In order for a fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor certificate to be reinstated, the fire service instructor training course completed by the applicant shall be significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant shall complete additional course work in the areas of deficiency through a chartered program.

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

Replaces: 4765-21-05

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

4765-21-06 Fire instructor and fire safety inspector instructor trainers.

(A) Fire instructor and fire safety inspector instructor courses, as outlined in rules 4765-11-15 and 4765-11-16 of the Administrative Code, shall be provided under the auspices of a chartered program and shall be taught by a fire instructor trainer and fire safety inspector instructor trainer appointed by the program director.

(B) The program director shall ensure that the fire instructor trainer meets all of the following:

(1) Holds a valid fire instructor certificate, that is in good standing, issued under rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Has at least three years of educational experience that includes demonstrable ability in teaching, developing lesson plans and course materials, managing classroom resources, and managing and evaluating students;

(3) Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.

(C) The program director shall ensure that the fire safety inspector instructor trainer meets all of the following:

(1) Holds a valid fire safety inspector instructor certificate, that is in good standing, issued under rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Has at least three years of educational experience that includes demonstrable ability in teaching, developing lesson plans and course materials, managing classroom resources, and managing and evaluating students;

(3) Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.

(D) The program director assumes responsibility to select and maintain instructor trainers based upon documented evaluation of acceptable performance review.

(E) The program director who is also an instructor trainer shall have documented evaluation of acceptable performance review conducted by the program director's supervisor.

(F) The chartered program shall maintain written or electronic documentation of compliance with this rule.

Replaces: 4765-21-06

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

4765-21-07 EMS instructor seeking fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor certification.

[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) The executive director shall issue a fire instructor certificate to an applicant who holds a valid EMS instructor certificate, issued under rule 4765-18-05 of the Administrative Code, if the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, has been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(3) Possesses a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level;

(5) Successfully completes the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(6) Successfully completes the four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course;"

(7) Complies with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(B) An applicant for a fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(C) The executive director shall issue a fire safety inspector instructor certificate to an applicant who holds a valid EMS instructor certificate issued under rule 4765-18-05 of the Administrative Code, if the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, has been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(3) Possesses a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code for fire safety inspector;

(5) Successfully completes the eight hour "Fire Safety Inspector Training Module;"

(6) Complies with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A certificate to teach 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: 4765-21-07

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

4765-21-08 Fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor crossover certification.

[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) The executive director shall issue a fire instructor certificate to a fire safety inspector instructor who meets the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, has been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(3) Possesses a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level;

(5) Successfully completes the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(6) Successfully completes the four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course;"

(7) Is in compliance with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An applicant for a fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(C) The executive director shall issue a fire safety inspector instructor certificate to a fire instructor who meets the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor, Assistant Fire Instructor and or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application;"

(2) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(3) Possess a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing;

(4) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code for fire safety inspector;

(5) Successfully completes the eight hour "Fire Safety Inspector Training Module;"

(6) Is in compliance with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A certificate to teach 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: 4765-21-08

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/08

4765-21-09 [Rescinded] Criteria for a certificate of assistant fire instructor.

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

4765-21-10 Reinstatement of a revoked fire instructor and fire safety inspector instructor 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) The executive director may reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has been previously revoked for at least one year from the date of the executive director's ordering revoking the certificate, but not more than two years. In order to be considered for reinstatement, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor and/or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) Previously held a fire instructor certificate;

(3) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(4) Possess a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Pass an instructional methods examination within three attempts;

(6) Complete ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of a fire chartered program;

(7) Successfully complete the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(8) Successfully complete the four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course."

(B) An applicant for a fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(C) The executive director may reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate that has been previously revoked for at least one year from the date on which the executive director's ordering revoking the certificate, but not more than two years. In order to be considered for reinstatement, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor and/or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) Previously held a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate;

(3) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(4) Possess a current and valid certificate to practice as a fire safety inspector that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Pass an instructional methods examination within three attempts;

(6) Complete ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire safety inspector instructor trainer and under the auspices of a fire chartered program;

(7) Successfully complete the eight hour eight hour "Fire Safety Inspector Training Module."

(D) In order for a fire instructor or a fire safety inspector instructor certificate to be reinstated, the training course completed by the applicant shall be significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant shall complete additional coursework in the areas of deficiency through a chartered program.

(E) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in this rule, the executive director may take into consideration other relevant factors when determining whether to grant a request for reinstatement. These factors include, but are not limited to the following;

(1) The nature and severity of the acts that resulted in the revocation of the applicant's certificate;

(2) The time that has elapsed since the revocation;

(3) Additional convictions or violations of the Revised Code occurring after the revocation of the certificate;

(4) Any evidence of rehabilitation, including but not limited to, appropriate treatment or counseling, which the applicant shall submit documentation to the executive director;

(5) Evidence of additional education or training, which the applicant shall submit to the executive director;

(6) Compliance with previous executive director orders or consent agreements

(7) Compliance with court ordered sentencing;

(8) Employment history, including compliance with any departmental discipline, which the applicant may submit to the executive director.

(F) A certificate to teach 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.

(G) The executive director shall not reinstate a certificate to teach, if either of the following apply:

(1) The applicant's certificate to teach was permanently revoked by the executive director;

(2) The applicant's certificate to teach has been revoked for more than two years.Such applicant shall complete a new training course and apply for a new certificate of fire service instructor training under rules 4765-21-02 or 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4765-21-10

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/08

4765-21-11 Voluntary surrender of certificate to teach.

(A) A holder of a certificate to teach may voluntarily surrender the certificate by submitting it to the division.

(1) Such surrender shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by the certificate;

(2) Such surrender is subject to the executive director's approval;

(3) A surrender approved by the executive director becomes effective upon the date of such approval.

(B) An individual who surrendered a certificate to teach pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule and subsequently wishes to seek reinstatement of the certificate to teach, shall comply with the reinstatement provisions set forth in rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) If a holder of a certificate to teach is under investigation by the division, acceptance of surrender is at the discretion of the executive director.

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55

4765-21-12 Reciprocity for fire instructor.

[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) For purposes of granting reciprocity, the executive director may review courses related to firefighter instruction completed by the applicant in another state, the District of Columbia, United States territory, any branch of the United States military or, other fire instructor training program approved by the executive director in order to identify those that are substantially similar to the curriculum and certification standards set forth in Chapter 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapters 4765-11 and 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The executive director shall issue a fire instructor certificate by reciprocity pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative code to an applicant who possesses a current and valid certificate or license to teach fire training from another state, the District of Columbia or a United States territory provided that the applicant meets all of the following qualifications:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Application;"

(2) Successfully completes a course of instruction that is substantially similar to the curriculum requirements set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4765-11-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Possesses a current firefighter certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code that is in good standing;

(4) In the preceding seven years, has at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter. Experience as a firefighter in another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or any branch of the United States military may be used to fulfill this requirement;

(5) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level;

(6) Successfully passes the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Successfully completes all of the following requirements:

(a) The four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(b) The four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course;"

(c) Ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor and under the auspices of a chartered program.

(8) Complies with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The executive director shall issue a fire instructor training certificate to an applicant who received fire instructor training from any branch of the United States military, provided the applicant meets all of the following:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Application;"

(2) Successfully completes a course of instruction that is substantially similar to the curriculum requirements set forth in Chapter 4765-11 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Possesses a current firefighter certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code that is in good standing;

(4) In the preceding seven years, has at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter. Experience as a firefighter in another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or any branch of the United States military may be used to fulfill this requirement, as approved by the program director;

(5) Successfully passes the knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II level;

(6) Successfully passes the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-20-06 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Successfully completes all of the following requirements:

(a) The four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(b) The four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course;"

(c) Ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor and under the auspices of a fire chartered program.

(8) Complies with the requirements for a firefighter certificate as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) If an applicant possesses a certificate from the international fire service accreditation congress or national board on professional qualifications for "NFPA standard 1041" for fire instructor II, the applicant does not have to complete the requirements set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4765-11-15 .

(E) An applicant for a fire instructor certificate,who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(F) An applicant who has previously held a certificate to teach as a fire instructor in Ohio or another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or any branch of the United States military, which was previously revoked by the executive director or licensing agency of this state or another state, is not eligible for reciprocity.

(G) If an applicant is eligible for reinstatement as set forth in 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code, then that applicant is not eligible to be issued a certificate under this rule.

(H) A fire instructor 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: 4765-20-12

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/08

4765-21-13 Exemption for continuing education.

[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) The executive director, with the advice and counsel of the committee, may grant an applicant for renewal of an instructor certificate a complete or partial exemption from compliance with the continuing education and instructional renewal requirements, as set forth in this chapter and in accordance with this rule.

(B) Complete or partial exemptions may be granted for, but not limited to, the following reasons:

(1) The applicant is on active military duty;

(a) The applicant shall submit a completed "Exemption Request for Continuing Education" form. The request shall include the following:

(i) The continuing education or instructional renewal requirements for which an exemption is sought;

(ii) Justification for the exemption;

(iii) Signature of the certificate holder;

(iv) Proof of active military duty during the certification period for which the exemption is requested.

(b) A request for military exemption shall be submitted no later than eighteen months from discharge of active duty.

(2) The applicant has a medical hardship or unusual circumstances that impact the applicant's ability to comply with the continuing education or instructional renewal requirements for renewal of the fire service instructor training certificate.

(a) The applicant shall submit a completed "Exemption Request for Continuing Education" form. The request shall include the following:

(i) The continuing education or instructional renewal requirements for which an exemption is sought;

(ii) Justification for the exemption;

(iii) Signature of the certificate holder.

(b) A request for exemption shall be submitted to the division before the expiration date of the fire service instructor training certificate.

(c) If a request for exemption is received after the expiration date of the instructor certificate, the executive director may consider the request if the executive director determines there are extenuating circumstances affecting either the submission of the request for exemption in a timely manner, or the ability of the certificate holder to comply with the continuing education requirements.

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.04 and 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55