69A-39.005. Minimum Curriculum Requirements for Firesafety Inspector Certification  


Effective on Monday, August 27, 2012
  • 1(1) Firesafety Inspector Training Course. This course shall consist of at least 200 hours of training. The course curriculum shall consist of the following courses which shall be no less than 40 hours in duration:

    36(a) Fire Inspection Practices,

    40(b) Private Protection Systems,

    44(c) Blue Print Reading and Plans Examinations,

    51(d) Codes and Standards,

    55(e) Characteristics of Building Construction.

    60(2) Inservice Firesafety Inspector Training Course. This course consists of a minimum of 24 hours of training divided into two segments:

    81(a) Part I – 16 hours, concise minimum curriculum requirements designed to provide each Inservice Firesafety Inspector with an understanding of basic fire prevention concepts and inspection techniques including, but not limited to, courses such as Introduction to Fire Inspection, Fire Hazards and Causes, Building Construction Occupancy, Preparation for Inspections, Conducting the Inspection.

    134(b) Part II – 8 hours, introduction to employing agency’s inspection and reporting procedures and familiarization with local codes and ordinances.

    155(3) Fire Code Administrator.

    159(a) To qualify for certification a candidate must complete the prerequisite course titled “Evaluating Performance-Based Designs.” This program shall consist of not less than 240 hours of training. The course curriculum shall consist of the following Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum courses or equivalent courses. Each course shall be no less than 40 hours in duration:

    2181. Community Risk Reduction.

    2222. Fire and Emergency Service Administration.

    2283. Fire Prevention Organization and Management.

    2344. Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection.

    2415. Personnel Management for the Fire Emergency Services.

    2496. Political and Legal Foundation for Fire Protection.

    257(b) An instructor providing training under paragraph (a) must be qualified by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training within the Division. Qualified instructors are:

    2821. Instructors with requisite faculty credentials for the academic institution that is registered in the Florida Department of Education Statewide Course Numbering System to teach the course; or

    3102. Instructors with requisite faculty credentials as determined by the United State Fire Administration – National Fire Academy; or

    3293. Instructors with requisite faculty credentials as determined by the respective regionally accredited university or college.

    345Rulemaking Authority 347633.104, 348633.216(9) FS. 350Law Implemented 352633.216 FS. 354History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.05, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, 10-23-90, 12-10-01, Formerly 4A-39.005, Amended 8-27-12.

     

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