Lawriter - OAC - 4765-21-09 Reciprocity for fire instructor.

4765-21-09 Reciprocity for fire instructor.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule see rule 4765-25-02 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) For purposes of granting reciprocity, the executive director may review firefighter instructor licensing or certification requirements and firefighter instructor training standards from another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, any branch of the United States military, or, other fire instructor training program approved by the executive director, to identify those requirements and standards that are substantially similar to the curriculum and certification standards set forth in section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapters 4765-21 and 4765-24 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, that is in good standing, from another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory provided that the applicant meets all of the following qualifications:

(1) The applicant submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Packet";

(2) The applicant submits documentation to the division demonstrating that the applicant has completed a structured course of instruction in another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or other firefighter instructor training program approved by the executive director that is substantially similar to the training standards and curriculum requirements set forth in paragraph (A) (1) of rule 4765-24-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) The applicant 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, the applicant 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) Shall pass the fire instructor knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code. The fire instructor knowledge examination shall be completed in the twelve months preceding admission into the fire instructor course.

(6) The applicant passes the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code;

(7) The applicant completes all of the following requirements:

(a) The four hour fire service training module incorporated in the "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum";

(b) The four hour live fire training awareness module incorporated in the "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum";

(8) The applicant completes ten hours of supervised teaching:

(a) In the presence of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of a chartered program; and

(b) Including a minimum of six hours of classroom lecture and a maximum of four hours of practical skills instruction.

The supervised teaching may not occur until the student has completed the two four-hour modules as set forth in paragraph (C)(7) of this rule.

(9) The applicant:

(a) Shall not have been convicted of any of the following:

(i) Any felony;

(ii) A misdemeanor committed in the course of practice;

(iii) A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

(b) Shall not have committed fraud, misrepresentation, or material deception in applying for or obtaining a certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(10) The applicant submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Application."

(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) The applicant submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Packet";

(2) The applicant submits documentation to the division demonstrating that the applicant completed a structured course of instruction in the United States military that is substantially similar to the training standards and curriculum requirements as set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4765-24-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) The applicant 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, the applicant 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) Shall pass the fire instructor knowledge examination as set forth in rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code. The fire instructor knowledge examination shall be completed in the twelve months preceding admission into the fire instructor course.

(6) The applicant passes the instructional methods examination, as set forth in rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code;

(7) The applicant completes all of the following requirements:

(a) The four hour fire service training module incorporated in the "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum";

(b) The four hour live fire training awareness module incorporated in the "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum";

(8) The applicant completes ten hours of supervised teaching:

(a) In the presence of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of a chartered program; and

(b) Including a minimum of six hours of classroom lecture and a maximum of four hours of practical skills instruction.

The supervised teaching may not occur until the student has completed the two four-hour modules as set forth in paragraph (C)(7) of this rule.

(9) The applicant:

(a) Shall not have been convicted of any of the following:

(i) Any felony;

(ii) A misdemeanor committed in the course of practice;

(iii) A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

(b) Shall not have committed fraud, misrepresentation, or material deception in applying for or obtaining a certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(10) The applicant submits a completed "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Application."

(D) If an applicant possesses a certificate from the international fire service accreditation congress or national board on professional qualifications for "NFPA 1041" for fire instructor II, the applicant does not have to complete the requirements set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4765-24-15 of the Administrative Code.

(E) 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.

(F) If an applicant is eligible for reinstatement as set forth in rule 4765-21-07 and rule 4765-21-08 of the Administrative Code, then that applicant is not eligible to be issued a certificate under this rule.

(G) For an application to be considered complete:

(1) The application shall be filled out in the manner as specified;

(2) All required documentation shall be provided;

(3) Requirements set forth in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule shall be completed within twelve months.

(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 4765-21-15 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: Replaces former 4765-21-12.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2008, 04/07/2014