61G19-9.004: Approval of Courses
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendment updates and provides modifications relating to continuing education hours and the auditing of a Board’s approved course or provider.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendment updates and provides modifications relating to continuing education hours and the auditing of a Board’s approved course or provider.
SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 468.606, 468.627 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 468.627 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Robyn Barineau, Executive Director, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0750
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
61G19-9.004 Approval of Courses
(1) through (3) No Change.
(4) The Board shall approve continuing education courses which have sufficient educational content to improve the certificate holder’s inspection and technical skills, which are taught by qualified instructors, and which otherwise fulfill the requirements of this part. Course approval is valid for two (2) years from the date of approval unless the provider expires or is disciplined. Such approval and upon consent by the chair, grants the ability of a Board member to attend, unannounced for compliance purposes, continuing education programs or courses.
(5) through (12) No Change.
(13) Of the required fourteen (14) continuing education hours, up to four (4)
seven (7) hours credit may be earned by attending a meeting of the Florida Building Commission within the Department of Community Affairs, or any of the meetings of any technical committees of the Commission. Certificate holders shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining satisfactory proof of attendance at such meetings as specified in Rule 61G19-9.008, F.A.C. A copy of proof of attendance must be submitted to the Board office or Department upon request of completion to ensure that continuing education credit is awarded.
(14) A Board member may attend a continuing education course for the purpose of auditing a Board approved course or provider.
Specific Authority 468.606, 468.627 FS. Law Implemented 468.627 FS. History–New 5-23-94, Amended 5-21-95, 10-1-97, 8-17-99, 4-23-01, 1-2-02, 12-10-02,_________.