69A-39.005Minimum Curriculum Requirements for Firesafety Inspector Certification.
69A-39.007Procedures for Certification Examination.
69A-39.009Triennial Renewal of Firesafety Inspector Certification.
69A-39.010Required Forms for Training and Certification of Firesafety Inspectors.
69A-39.003 Types of Certification Available.
(1) Firesafety Inspector Certification. This certificate is issued to Firesafety Inspectors who successfully complete the Firesafety Inspector Training Course outlined in subsection 69A-39.005(1), F.A.C., and the certification examination prescribed by the Division.
(2) Inservice Firesafety Inspector. Individuals who successfully complete the Inservice Firesafety Inspector Training Course outlined in subsection 69A-39.005(2), F.A.C., and who are certified pursuant to Section 633.35, F.S., shall be eligible to perform Inservice Firesafety Inspections. Individuals who are eligible to perform Inservice Firesafety Inspections shall be listed on a roster of those successfully completing the Inservice Firesafety Inspection Course. Said roster shall be maintained by the employing agency.
(3) SpecialState Firesafety Inspector Certification. This certificate is issued to those who successfully complete the Special State Firesafety Inspector Training Course outlined in subsection 69A-39.005(3), F.A.C., and the certification examination prescribed by the Division.
Specific Authority 633.01 FS. Law Implemented 633.081(2), (3), (4) FS. History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.03, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, Formerly 4A-39.003.
69A-39.005 Minimum Curriculum Requirements for Firesafety Inspector Certification.
(1) Firesafety Inspector Training Course. This course shall consist of not less than 200 hours of training. The course curriculum shall consist of the following courses which shall be no less than forty (40) hours in duration:
(a) Fire Inspection Practices,
(b) Private Protection Systems,
(c) Blue Print Reading and Plans Examinations,
(d) Codes and Standards,
(e) Characteristics of Building Construction.
(2) Inservice Firesafety Inspector Training Course. This course consists of a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of training divided into two segments:
(a) Part I – Sixteen (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.
(b) Part II – eight (8) hours, introduction to employing agency’s inspection and reporting procedures and familiarization with local codes and ordinances.
(3) SpecialState Firesafety Inspector Training Course. The course curriculum shall consist of the following courses:
(a) FFP-1300 Codes and Standards (minimum forty (40) hours);
(b) FFP-1200 Fire Prevention Practices (minimum 40 hours); and
(c) A mutually agreeable forty (40) hour elective to be approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Such mutually agreeable elective shall be an elective which has been proposed by the student to the faculty, reviewed by the faculty to determine relevance of content and duration of delivery, and approved by the faculty to be taken by the student. If no elective is submitted for approval by the agency employing Special Firesafety Inspectors, the FireCollege course which teaches twenty (20) hours of Fire Protection Systems and twenty (20) hours of Building Construction shall be the only acceptable alternative.
(4) Persons are eligible to take the state certification examination as defined in Rule 69A-39.007, F.A.C., after completion of FFP-1200 and FFP-1300, the remaining 40 hour class must be completed for the first CEU requirement following original certification in the first three year period.
69A-39.007 Procedures for Certification Examination.
In order for an individual to receive Firesafety Inspector Certification or Special State Firesafety Inspector Certification from the Division, a score of 70 percent must be achieved on a certification examination administered by the Division. To be eligible for the examination, the following procedures must be adhered to:
(1) The applicant must submit the “Request for Certification Examination” form to the Division.
(2) If approved, the applicant will be scheduled for the next available examination at a location designated by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal. The applicant will receive written notification of the date, time, and location of the examination.
(3) If the request is denied, the student will receive written notification of denial, which will include the reason for such denial, and be subject to the provisions of Chapter 120, F.S.
(4) Upon completion of the certification examination, the applicant will be notified in writing of the result. A minimum score of seventy percent (70%) of the maximum total score is required for passing.
(a) If the applicant passes the examination, the certificate will be issued and mailed directly to the address on the application form.
(b) If the applicant fails the examination he or she must contact the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training and request to be scheduled for the next available examination. If after retaking the examination the applicant has not achieved the minimum passing score, he or she will be required to retake the entire training program before another examination will be administered.
Specific Authority 633.01 FS. Law Implemented 633.081 FS. History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.07, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, 12-10-01, Formerly 4A-39.007.
69A-39.009 Triennial Renewal of Firesafety Inspector Certification.
Firesafety Inspector Certificates and Special State Firesafety Inspector Certificates must be renewed every three years. Should the applicant fail to meet the prerequisite training requirements specified below for renewal, the applicant must then successfully complete the required examination for Firesafety Inspector or Special State Firesafety Inspector.
(1) The Division may notify the certified Inspector that his/her certification is due for renewal approximately thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the Inspector’s Certification.
(2) The certified Inspector must submit the renewal application to the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal specifying whether the renewal is to be based on examination, completion of a course or attendance at workshops and/or seminars.
(a) Course – Have successfully completed an approved course of instruction in a firesafety inspection-related curriculum. This course must be 40 class hours in duration or the equivalent in Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). Verification of successful completion of the course must be included with the renewal application. Acceptable forms of verification include copies of certificates and college transcripts.
(b) Workshops and/or Seminars – In the absence of completion of an approved course, the certification renewal may be based upon attendance at a workshop and/or seminar approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal which shall be a cumulative total of not less than forty (40) class hours in duration.
(c) Examination – In the absence of successful completion of an approved course or attendance at a workshop and/or seminar approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal, the certification renewal will be based upon successful completion of a Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal administered examination as prescribed by Rule 69A-39.007, F.A.C. The examination must be taken when the next available examination is given. In the event that the applicant for renewal fails the examination he/she shall be required to repeat the Firesafety Inspector Training Program or Special State Firesafety Inspector Program.
(3) Any person whose certification is not renewed cannot function as a Firesafety Inspector or Special State Firesafety Inspector as defined herein.
(4) It is the responsibility of the certified Firesafety Inspector or Special State Firesafety Inspector to notify the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training of the Division of State Fire Marshal of any address changes in writing.
Specific Authority 633.01(4) FS. Law Implemented 633.081 FS. History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.09, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, Formerly 4A-39.009.
69A-39.010 Required Forms for Training and Certification of Firesafety Inspectors.
The required forms for training and certification of firesafety inspectors are D14-1020, D14-1023, D14-1459, and D14-1463, the revisions as adopted in Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C.
Specific Authority 633.01 FS. Law Implemented 633.081 FS History–New 11-21-83, Formerly 4A-39.10, Amended 8-2-88, 3-1-89, 12-10-01, Formerly 4A-39.010.