Minimum Training Standards for Certification
(1)As it deems appropriate, ODVA will make available or recognize training for VSO certification typically including, but not necessarily limited to the following:
(a)A multiple-day training course developed and provided on-site at ODVA’s Salem headquarters facility located at 700 Summer Street NE, Salem, Oregon;
(b)An introductory training course for new or reestablishing VSO applicants;
(c)Topical training as part of its VSO conference(s); and
(d)Additional training approved by ODVA offered through official sanctioned veterans’ organizations.
(2)To receive VSO certification, persons must, as determined by ODVA, satisfactorily complete required training within the first 18 months of appointment, except as provided in section (5) of this rule.
(3)The training will be conducted under the supervision of ODVA’s Training Coordinator or designee.
(4)Upon satisfactory completion of the training and a passing grade on the certification testing, as determined by ODVA, the VSO will qualify to become certified as determined by ODVA.
(5)VSO certification will terminate if the VSO has not been employed as a VSO in the last three years. The VSO must then satisfactorily complete the training program to qualify for certification. ODVA shall waive this requirement if the VSO:
(a)Successfully completes a written test; or
(b)Submits documentation of successful completion of equivalent training as determined by ODVA.
(6)ODVA may grant an extension of the time limit for the completion of the Training Program upon presentation of evidence by the employing agency that the VSO was unable to complete the required training due to illness, injury, military service, or other prudent reason(s).
Rule 274-031-0003 — Minimum Training Standards for Certification,