Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-20.0014: Minimum Requirements for High-Liability and Specialized Topics Instructor Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 29, 2010, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for a permanent waiver of paragraph 11B-20.0014(3)(d), F.A.C., by Brevard Community College on behalf of breath test instructor, Robert Wagner. The rule requires specialized topics instructors to meet certain criteria prior to teaching courses in their specialized topic area, in this case, alcohol breath tests. Petitioner asserts that its instructor completed all aspects of certification as a specialized topics instructor and submitted paperwork to the College’s Program Specialist for Breath Test Operator certification. That specialist left the College without submitting the paperwork to the CJSTC for processing. Petitioner believed that his certification as a breath test instructor had been granted and taught five separate breath test operator courses for the College from June 8, 2009 to February 1, 2010. The Petitioner and the College argue that the failure to comply with all administrative requirements of the rule did not jeopardize the delivery of instruction by Petitioner. Petitioner requests a permanent waiver of paragraphs 11B-20.001(3)(d) and 11B-20.0016(1)(a)-(c), F.A.C., and that his certification as a breath test instructor be recognized as dating from June 1, 2009.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Grace A. Jaye, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489 or by telephoning (850)410-7687.