69A-39.009. Renewal of Firesafety Inspector and Fire Code Administrator Certification  


Effective on Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • 1(1)(a) Firesafety Inspector and 5Fire Code Administrator Certificates, unless renewed, expire four years after the issuance, reissuance, or last renewal date of the certificate, whichever date is later. Certification as a Fire Code Administrator or reissuance or renewal of that certification shall also renew the Firesafety Inspector Certificate required by subparagraph 5269A-39.003(3)(a)1., 53F.A.C.

    54(b) To renew a Firesafety Inspector or Fire Code Administrator Certificate, an applicant must:

    681. Successfully complete, during the four-year period before the certificate’s expiration date, at least 54 hours of continuing education in courses, workshops, or seminars approved by the Division, which relate to fire prevention, code enforcement, fire protection, fire dynamics, building construction, plan review, public education, leadership, fire prevention management, community risk reduction, ethics, fire investigation, or other areas related to fire prevention. For a certificate renewed or reissued on or after January 1, 2015, at least eight of the 54 hours required by this subparagraph must consist of education or training related to the application of the Florida Fire Prevention Code adopted in chapter 69A-60, F.A.C.

    1742. Submit, before the certificate’s expiration date, Form DFS-K4-1463, “Certification Renewal Application (Inspector/Instructor),” which is incorporated by reference in subsection 19569A-37.039(2), 196F.A.C., and can be obtained where indicated in subsection 20569A-37.039(1), 206F.A.C., to the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training within the Division (hereinafter referred to as the “Bureau”). The form must be fully completed and must verify successful completion of the requirements set forth in subparagraph 1. Acceptable forms of verification include copies of certificates or college transcripts and records of course completion maintained in the Bureau’s database for continuing education.

    267(c) If a certificate expires and:

    2731. Sixty or fewer days have accrued since the expiration date, the certificate may be reissued by the Division if the requirements of paragraph (b) are completed within the 60-day period authorized by this subparagraph.

    3082. Sixty-one days to six years have accrued since the expiration date, the certificate may be reissued by the Division if:

    329a. The renewal application required by subparagraph (1)(b)2., documents successful completion of the 40-hour continuing education requirement in subparagraph (1)(b)1., for the three-year certification period and, if applicable, for each subsequent three-year period that accrued since the certificate expiration date; and,

    370b. A passing score is re-attained on the certification examination under rule 38269A-39.007, 383F.A.C. If a passing score is not re-attained, the provisions of paragraph 39569A-39.007(2)(b), 396F.A.C., shall govern the retaking of the examination.

    4043. More than eight years have accrued since the certificate expired:

    415a. A Firesafety Inspector Certificate may be reissued by the Division if the Firesafety Inspector Training Course outlined in subsection 43569A-39.005(1), 436F.A.C., is successfully recompleted and a passing score is re-attained on the certification examination under Rule 45269A-39.007, 453F.A.C. If a passing score is not re-attained, the provisions of paragraph 46569A-39.007(2)(b), 466F.A.C., shall govern the retaking of the examination.

    474b. A Fire Code Administrator Certificate may be reissued by the Division if compliance with each requirement in paragraph 49369A-39.003(3)(a), 494F.A.C., is re-documented in the manner specified in rule 50369A-39.0071, 504F.A.C.

    505(2) Any person whose certification has expired shall not function as a Firesafety Inspector.

    519(3) It is the responsibility of the certified Firesafety Inspector or Fire Code Administrator to notify the Bureau of any address changes in writing or by updating his or her personal profile online at https://floridastatefirecollege.org/.

    554Rulemaking Authority 556633.104(3) FS. 558Law Implemented 560633.216 FS. 562History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.09, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, Formerly 4A-39.009, Amended 8-27-12, 2-18-16.

     

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