3742.08 Training programs and examination for licensure.

(A)

(1) The director of health shall conduct, specify requirements by rule, or approve training programs for licensure of lead inspectors, lead abatement contractors, lead risk assessors, lead abatement project designers, lead abatement workers, and clearance technicians. In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director shall adopt rules establishing all of the following:

(a) A system for accreditation of training programs and the requirements for accreditation, including curriculum requirements, hour requirements, hands-on training requirements, trainee competency and proficiency requirements, and requirements for quality control;

(b) Fees for application for approval of a training program and for participating in any program conducted by the director;

(c) Any other requirements pertinent to the operation of a training program.

(2) Each applicant for approval of a training program shall submit a completed application to the director on a form the director shall prescribe and provide. The director shall issue evidence of approval to each applicant who meets the requirements of division (A)(1) of this section and the criteria for approval established by rule adopted under this section and pays the fee.

(B) The director shall administer examinations for licensure under this chapter by conducting examinations, contracting pursuant to section 3701.044 of the Revised Code for another entity to conduct the examinations, or approving examinations. In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director shall adopt rules specifying requirements for the administration of licensing examinations. The rules shall include requirements regarding the qualifications of examination administrators, fees to cover the cost of conducting the examinations, and any other requirements pertinent to the examinations.

If the director implements a system of approving examinations, the rules shall include procedures and criteria for approval and fees for the approval. Each applicant for approval shall submit a completed application to the director on a form the director shall prescribe and provide. The director shall issue evidence of approval to each applicant who meets the criteria for approval established in rules adopted under this division.

Effective Date: 04-07-2003