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