Certification of Instructors
(1)The Department will certify instructors deemed qualified to teach in any of the certified training courses.
(2)Instructors will be certified on the basis of minimum qualifications as established by the Department in areas of education, training, and experience. It is the continuing responsibility of the Department to see that instructors are qualified to teach.
(3)Notwithstanding section (4), instructors for Department-certified courses must:
(a)Be certified or trained in the subject area they are teaching; and
(b)Be certified as an NFPA Fire Instructor I or be a Content Expert.
(4)The Department recognizes the instructor criteria outlined in the NWCG Field Manager Course Guide (PMS 901-1) as the minimum requirements for instructor certification to instruct any Department-certified NWCG courses. When determining eligibility for instructor certification, the Department will review the NWCG standards in place at the time of application for instructor certification.
(5)Applications for instructor certification must be submitted to the Department on an Instructor Certification Application (DPSST Form F-9F).
(6)Applications for Content Expert instructor certification must be submitted to the Department on an Instructor Certification Application (DPSST Form F-9F) and must be accompanied by a detailed resume of individual qualifications.
(7)If an application for Instructor or Content Expert instructor certification is incomplete, the application will be rejected and the applicant notified in writing of the reasons for the rejection.
(8)Department-issued instructor certification is not required for teaching assignments in courses that are not certified by the Department.
(9)Review of instructor certification may be initiated upon the request of an agency head, staff, or other reliable source.
(10)Instructor or Content Expert instructor certification must be renewed upon the expiration of course certification or when there is a change to the certified course standard.
(11)Instructors delivering a certified course are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the student rosters by indicating if students passed, failed or did not complete the course (incomplete). Rosters must be submitted to the Department on a Department-approved form within 30 calendar days of course completion; otherwise the Department may decertify the course.
(12)Instructors must provide students with a Department-approved Notice of Course Completion (NOCC) form upon successful completion of the certified course.
Rule 259-009-0080 — Certification of Instructors,