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